Treasure Hunt

by | Aug 2023

Children looking for agates at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

Photo: Laura Miller

Local mother captures her three children looking for agates at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

Laura Miller spends time in nature, observing flowers, butterflies and insects, and she started documenting her discoveries during the summer of 2019, when it became a much-needed form of stress relief after her husband’s cancer diagnosis the previous winter. When she can, she encourages her three children to join her. “They spend enough time indoors and on screens,” she says. “They may sometimes complain about going out on our nature adventures, but in the end, I can usually catch them having fun on our walks.” In this picture, they’re searching for agates at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. “When I am not able to be out in nature, you can find me on the sidelines of my kids’ sports and activities, taking fun photos of them and their teams,” Miller says.

Contribute your expertise to our first annual Focus on Cities South photo contest. Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to share their images through August 31. Vote for your favorite photo submissions in the Readers’ Choice category between September 15–30.


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