I'm a contractor for NASA who spent 19 of 26 years in the California High Desert--nothing but blue sky averaging 330+ days a year. Then in January 2004 I was transferred to Virginia's Eastern Shore. My wife and I bought a home in Maryland and have enjoyed the area very much. It's nice to see some weather changes again--near 0°F in Jan and humidity and bugs in the summer have been an interesting change for us!My interest in photography goes back to a Minolta 35mm I bought in 1979. Update: Jan 2011, just purchased a Nikon D3100 and I'm looking forward to spending more time taking photos, and uploading them to WU.