I'm a retired elementary school teacher who is looking for friendship first, hopefully leading to more in the future. I enjoy traveling and would very much like to meet someone who is physically free and financially secure enough to do the same. I'm hoping to meet someone who appreciates the simple things in life...walking by a quiet stream, kayaking a calm lake, holding hands in a movie, cooking a meal together and of course, waking up next to each other knowing there's no place else in the world you'd want to be. I'm very laid back and am not one to overly enjoy formal situations, although I've been told that I clean up nicely for those that I can't avoid. I enjoy long drives to nowhere while listening to good music, walks in a quiet park, attending concerts and live stage productions....and yes, even the ballet....I find that the music soothing and the dancers kaleidoscope-like when you focus on the movements. I enjoy going to SPAC and of course, to Saratoga Racetrack during the season. Not much of a gambler, but love to photograph the beautiful animals. I don't spend any time in the bar scene and tend to drink very little...but I do enjoy a good glass of wine with dinner. An ideal date for me would be any that included interesting conversation and a mutual connection. It never matters to me where I am...but rather who I'm with. I've spent most of my adult life single and find that I'm very comfortable with alone time. However, I'm always happiest when I'm sharing my life in a committed relationship based on mutual interests. I value honesty and trust utmost in a relationship because,, as we all know, there is no relationship without them.
For the last three winters, I've been lucky enough to get away to spend them in Florida...usually in the area of Boynton Beach. I hope to continue to do this in the future and would love to have someone special join me.
I have been a fine arts photographer for over 40 years and am at my most peaceful with my cameras in hand and a beautiful natural scene in front of me. I photographed weddings for years as well as sporting events and portraits. I also taught photography through a local adult education program and always enjoy sharing what I've learned. I include some of my photos on my profile...because I think they say much more about who I am than I can with words alone.
I will not respond to any emails from someone without a photo. I have my photos on my profile so that anyone can see, before contacting me, if there may or may not be a physical connection....I am expecting the same in return. I also tend not to respond to "Hey There"...if that's all you can come up with for an initial email...I don't think we'll have much to talk about...sorry.