Dedicated to my parents
This website is dedicated to my mother and to the memory of my father.
Deep within me, my mom instilled a sense of wonder. My observation of
the natural world was fostered by explorations in the north woods
and appreciation for the beauty all around us no matter where we were.
ROBERT G. MUELLER
was one of those who, I believe, had that natural gift. With very little formal training,
he was able to see the world a little differently and put it down on paper
"off the top of his head".
While I did not realize the significance of it early on, through my life I saw my
fathers gifts, artistic and otherwise, touch many people. Many times he put a smile
on a face, or added warmth to a heart, I learned that these are the true gifts of
I have grown to appreciate and understand the importance of my dad's abilities
and the parts of them that he has passed on to me. The contributions people
like him make to our world justify the profound loss we feel when they leave us,
and help us to understand the importance of carrying on in the same manner
with the gifts bestowed upon us.