I didn't grow up with much. I had "fancy" Barbies and I also those non-brand "Barbie" dolls, you know, the ones that come completely naked. Haha! You had to purchase the clothes separately. Haha! Anyhoo, I didn't have pile of toys to play with so I would go outdoors and discover new plants and rocks. I would wander around Grandma's house, picking flowers as I go. I would also collect rocks that shimmer in the summer sun. Those early days of being outdoors has shaped my obsession with photographing botanical life today.