Donna Giles, a mother of two and a grandmother, is a lifelong resident of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, and the seventh generation of her family to live in the community. She is also a member of The Anglican Church of Saint Andrew, Cole Harbour. Growing up in a farming family, she learned to have a great appreciation for nature. She spent many hours with her dad, both fishing and learning about plants and animals. She saw how much beauty has been gifted to the world and hoped to find a way to share her vision with others.
After working for 36 years as a public servant for the province, Donna retired in 2016 and took up photography as a hobby. Photographing nature is one her favourite pastimes. The beauty and intricacies of nature has been an inspiration for her work. You can oftentimes find her standing in awe of creation as she observes the colours, sights, sounds, and power of Mother Nature at work before trying to capture it digitally.
Because of her love for the environment, Donna is happy to share some of her work with you here as a reminder of how beautiful the world is around us and how important it is to take good care of our planet and everything in it so that we can all live safely and harmoniously as one. She hopes you will enjoy this journey with her and consider what you may be able to do as an individual or a member of a group to help promote a greener Earth.