Lid was born in Vancouver and grew up enjoying the mountains and the ocean. He loved exploring the forests in Stanley Park and in Point Grey and the University of British Columbia. In his 30s he joined a L'Arche Community and left the community two years later to study for the ministry in Saskatoon. After graduation he served as a Lutheran pastor and later served as a hospital chaplain. On retirement he served as an Anglican priest. He began taking pictures with his cell phone and discovered a new way to connect with the beauty of life. His wish us that we will join him in falling in love with our beautiful world and all the precious treasures in it.