About me



About me:  I’m Erica/Erika – an eternal optimist, a grateful Human Being.

My career was in health care as a Dental Hygienist for over 25 years.

I am surrounded by people who inspire me on a daily basis.  I love the concept of sharing new perspectives with each other and learning from each other.

I am always observing and paying attention, especially to the lessons that begin in whispers…….lessons that get louder and louder.

I also love taking pictures and I often get surprised by the hidden gems I missed the first time around.  I chose the name behindthesceneryphoto.com because there is always a story behind every photo.

I have always enjoyed writing.  Hence, I googled “how to start a blog”.

 I am a work in progress, constantly learning, evolving, recreating.  A favourite mantra of mine is perfection is the enemy of good.  A favourite quote “If you believe you can or cannot, you are right.” I do feel vulnerable and a combination of love and fear right now.

I appreciate your thoughts, opinions and questions. You can contact me via the Comment section of each post, the private Contact Form and on Instagram.

I hope you will find my stories inspirational and thought-provoking. We can also have fun.  Ultimately, we are in this life together. Thank you for stopping by.




6 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Erica,
    Nice to meet you here and lovely to see such a positive blog. Photography, vulnerability and works in progress I feel are things we have in common.
    I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your journey, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nice to meet you, Michele. I briefly visited your site to find out your name. I became caught up in your interesting, heartwarming stories and the fun, beautiful photos. I have been blogging about 1 1/2 years and I am still on a huge learning curve. For the first 6 months I did not even have “Comments” toggled on until someone pointed this out to me. I think leaving comments is by either scrolling down to end and a comment section appears. Or possibly, depending on the device, clicking on comments and the section appears. I greatly appreciate the follow and I have subscribed to your site. I look forward to reading and connecting.


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