One of the real joys of my photography is documenting everyday observations. For me, the familiar is exotic. I’m amazed at the texture in a common toad, the brilliant color in a butterfly or the tender beauty of the egret ascending the marsh. I look for emotional reactions with some images. Does this angry squirrel make you want to cover your head? Who can stifle a yawn while looking at this cat? I’m tickled by the little pooch who seems to be planning his escape –if only his legs were long enough to pedal the bike.