Birds-Foot Violets Goat Rock Trail in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
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.
Saving My Tomorrow Photo Birds-Foot Violets by Lee Hiller Photography
Saving My Tomorrow Photo Credit for Lee Hiller Photography