Flathead Lake, Montana
I’m a devotee of Instagram where I follow the work of more than 350 photographers from around the world. I deliberately choose photographers from all across the globe, and it’s much different than viewing travel photography. From Turkey, from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Iran, Scandinavia, everywhere people are offering glimpses of their lives. I see their favorite coffee shops, their families, the paths they choose through nearby woods. In turn, I share photos like this one — new leaves glowing in the spring light of a place I visit regularly. Over this vast planet we are each in a place where we find intimacy, delight and wonder. This quiet preponderance of beauty and appreciation is what really makes the world go ’round.