“I have always loved farm fields and especially those with creeks winding throughout. I found this beautiful scene on a back road south of Chicago during a hike on February 7, 2016.”
Karis (Strohmeyer) Smith was born in Dubuque, Iowa, where she learned an appreciation for the open land and beautiful surroundings of the countryside. She is an amateur (hobby) photographer who finds pure joy and solitude in her long drives through the countryside capturing photos of farmlands and woods. Karis lives in Downers Grove, Illinois with her husband, Michael, and their two wonderful dogs.