As summer once again barrels forward with reckless abandon (the fifth summer since I started the Wild Cape Photography site). I want to take the time to stop and reflect on what this website has meant to me and hopefully to all of you. It all starts from my belief that the simple beauty of nature is so easy to overlook, and yet it seems more than ever we ought to take our time and enjoy the glorious sights and sounds of nature. With all the calamity in the world today, we must look into nature with the hope of finding something more profound. This time of year, I find I can write more poems, and I am always thrilled when others enjoy my photography and little poetic outbursts. In the summer of 2017, as an Undergraduate College student, I had no intention that five years later, I would still be doing this. I was messing around with a camera and a few poorly constructed poems in an attempt to express my love of nature to others. Almost half a decade later, it has become part of who I am, photographing nature and writing poems about what I see. I am so grateful to those who subscribe to get the email updates or follow me on Instagram as well as anyone who reads my work. I am genuinely thankful to those of you who have stuck with me for the last five years as I have (hopefully) grown as a photographer, writer, and person. I hope my photography and poetry have brightened a few otherwise gloomy days. Overall, I look forward to keeping Wild Cape Photography and Press going for many years to come.