I have glimpses of a serene friendship-land, and know the better
why brooks murmur and violets grow. ~ Henry David Thoreau
This blog entry is dedicated to my Mom. The photograph above was part of a collection of photography prints I sent to her before she passed away. Her favorite flowers were always violets. (Blog: Why so many Violet photographs?)
As most of you reading this know Nature photography is my passion. When HBO Films asked to use my Birds-Foot Violets photograph (above) for their documentary “Saving My Tomorrow” I was happy to say, “Yes!” When I discovered yesterday they actually did use it I was happy, shocked, elated etc. I am pleased to be a part of a documentary film feature children fighting to save our planet Earth. Their efforts may be our best hope to save many species from extinction and halt global warming. (see video below)
I am grateful/thankful they created an overlay of my violets with Thoreau’s journal entry about Birds-Foot Violets. He made entries detailing nature’s cycle of seasons including the blooming of the tiniest wildflowers. I feel a kindred connection to his writing and this could not be a a more appreciated film debut for my Nature photography.
I am proof it is never too late to follow your Dreams.
Love to ALL!
Special thanks to my husband Rick for encouraging me to follow my Nature Photography Dream.
That’s so cool to have your work used in documentary.
I love being part of a children fighting to save the environment documentary.
That’s awesome 🙂
Thank You Julia 🙂
What a fantastic initiative – and what an honor for you, in so many ways. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful flowers, your story, and the marvelous videos.
They are a fantastic, wise and empowered group of children, bet there are some outstanding parents standing back to let them flourish. It is as if the film commemorated a bit of my Mom too and that is the best part for me.
I love the 11-year old’s message – what an amazing young lady.
Fantastic! What an appropriate use of your lovely picture!
It is like a bit of my Mother lives on via her favorite flowers 🙂