When I’m feeling like the world is closing in on me … deadlines, bills, must-dos and all the other stuff life throws at all of us, I get outside with my camera. It clears the cobwebs, and makes the world seem a little bigger and brighter, which in turn makes all the other “stuff” seem smaller. Breathe the air, touch the ground and look around – there’s simple beauty everywhere. It could be a kid holding a box of cookies, smiling like a treasure hunter who just found a gold mine. Perhaps it’s a bird splashing around in a birdbath. Or maybe it’s just a beautiful sky with clouds that look so close it’s as if you could just reach out and touch them.