Matthew's middle school homework assignment involved collecting leaves from various specimens around the valley, identifying them and labeling them. It was the first time I discovered my love of science and nature connecting it specifically to botanical subjects. I am still fascinated with botanicals today. I credit Matthew, along with my mother, with the spark that lead to a life long interest in photographing them and the desire to illustrate them for nearly five years at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
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