I'm drawn to these Impressionistic photographs because for me, they have a very Zen feel. Zen is an icon for peace, tranquillity, focus and living in the moment. Matt Kloskowski in his blog spoke about the importance of having a mission statement. What you exclude is just as important as what you include in such a statement. For decades, the natural world has been the primary arena for my photography. As I refine my mission, I am drawn increasingly to trees (as well as flowers). When it comes to style, that's where Zen takes center stage. I plan to work to create a more Zen-like feeling to my photographs in 2013.