For years, photography has been a spiritual exercise, a practice in which I can slow down, disconnect from every day pressures and rush of life, and simply observe. It is ironic and frustrating that with the extra pandemic time, where everything slows down, it seems much harder to disconnect from the stress and uncertainty. I’m working on some ideas that have bubbled up from dealing with COVID-19. For today, I’ve gone back in time and finally edited a set of photographs from the First Baptist Church, Greenville, Day School art room. The classrooms and the art room rivals a natural history museum. I spent a few hours one weekend enjoying the wonderful ambient lighting, and the collection of “nature“ to help me refocus, be more observant, and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. I hope you enjoy.