Yesterday we took Sunlover Boat to Moore Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef where we snorkeled and saw many beautiful tropical fish, coral reef, and turtles. Today we visited the tropical rainforest arriving by train in Kuranda. We visited bird world where we saw many beautiful tropical birds. The return trip by sky rail was fantastic. We made a couple of stops where we walked in the tropical rainforest. We then visited Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park where we learned about playing the didgeridoo, spear throwing and boomerangs.
Growing up on a Missouri farm, I learned to love the outdoors and its creatures. I earned a BS and MS in biology from Emporia State University, and taught biology for fourteen years. Working as a park ranger naturalist for many summers, the beauty of Yellowstone inspired me to return to painting. I have studied with several outstanding watercolor painters, exhibited work in national shows, and received many awards.
The versatility of watercolor continues to intrigue me. Carrying a small watercolor box and sketchbook when hiking or backpacking allows me to enjoy plein air painting. I also work in the studio because summers are short in the high country near Laramie, Wyoming.