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I am a retired early childhood educator. I live in a log cabin with my husband,4 bunnies,a guinea pig and two cats.I garden,hike,watch wildlife,raise and foster butterflies,take care of my furry family
and enjoy photography.

My passion is nature and macro/closeup photography .( I enjoy finding small compositions in nature)
"If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere." - Vincent Van Gogh

Thanks to 365,I have also learned to find beauty in the mundane.
β€œCreativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” -Bill Moyers

Be sure to follow the group @madhatters ! I am honored to be a member of this creative and talented collective.( *We are currently taking a break)

In my daily life,I am a member of the Monarch Teacher Network.We are a group of teachers dedicated to helping educators bring nature into the lives of children.If you are a teacher or homeschool your children,please feel free to use any of the information on my site. http://www.misshope.org/

There are so many wonderful photographers to learn from on this site! I am inspired and encouraged every time I am here!This is a remarkable community of supportive people :)


Popular Page photos from my project:
http://365project.org/tags/hdjpp

Photos that made it to the Top Twenty Chart (TT)
http://365project.org/tags/hdjtt

This is a link that allows you to check out any 365ers photographs have have made it to the Popular Page. It was created by the amazing @abirkill Just scroll to the bottom of mine and enter your own or anyone else's user name!
http://alexisbirkill.com/365project/popularpage/getuserdetails.php?username=Mzzhope


In an effort to keep improving and learning,I have taken a cue from some of the 365ers I admire and have begun keeping track of the results of my recent challenge activity here:

365 Theme Cats and Dogs final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/other/2016-04-06

365 Theme Vintage2016 final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/contests/2016-02-17

365 Hollow Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2015-06-22

365 Between Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2015-03-28

365 Baked Goodies Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2014-12-26

365 Seasons Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2014-12-17

365 Secrets Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/extra-extra/2014-03-03

365 Hair Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2013-11-13

365 Homesteading Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2013-07-31

365 Nostalgia Theme final 5
http://365project.org/mzzhope/365/2013-08


Images that placed in the finals in various challenges
http://365project.org/tags/hdjcf

Images that have won various challenges
http://365project.org/tags/hdjcw


You can find my photography page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Hopephotos?ref=ts&fref=ts&pnref=story