I embrace my transformation as Nature strips away all that binds my Soul. ~ Lee Hiller
Nature is in an eternal state of change, from the largest bolder to the tiniest sprout nothing remains the same. A gentle breeze will reshape the Forest canopy, rain showers bring forth colorful wildflowers. Nature is also a continual catalyst of my evolution. While reviewing my wildlife photographs I realized it was imperative I stop consumption of all animal products. Was the life of a Blue Jay in my photographs of greater value than a chicken being slaughtered for fast food? No! In early 2011 after years of being a Vegetarian and then a Pescetarian I began eating a Vegan plant based diet. I felt a burden was lifted from my Soul so I could continue to thrive in all aspects of my life. That simple change created a greater connection to Nature which I try to share via my muses and photography.
Love to ALL!
What a gorgeous hike and photos. It’s amazing having been to most of the major art museums in the country and nothing beats this. Some might scratch their head regarding the connection of nature and veganism, but there is no way to really explain it, unless someone has experienced it. I watched you doing it for about a year, stubborn in my ways, seeing positive changes but not “being ready” for that kind of change; plus I didn’t think it would work for me, yet I was wrong, and glad I was. xxx0x0x
I love this blog baby. I’m so proud of you for being patient with yourself, and me, as our bodies slowly adjusted to a new, positive healthy diet, after years of abusing it (but not knowing we were). Fast forward a few years and its so easy (for us) “to get” the connection between the diet, and our ability to “commune with nature”. I believe nature and the mountains would have still been beneficial (had we not changed our diets) but the benefits would have been minimal to what happens today. We are blessed and lucky to have this new chance at life. x0x0x0
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