Thursday, February 26, 2009

FFOM Benefit...

at this month's Florida Friends of Midwives meeting we were discussing this year's event for International Midwives Day. the purpose behind this event is to create awareness about birth choices and to help raise money for FFOM. we decided that we should do another film, as last year was very successful (last May we held a screening of "The Business of Being Born"). but which film this year? i was hoping for the french documentary called "Le Premier Cri" ... but it is highly doubtful that we will be able to get it. so the search is on. i will keep you posted.

a few shots from last year's benefit held at the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas thanks to the SFS:we plastered the town with these. :)
volunteers getting ready to sell ticketsfood was donated by:
Whole Foodsand yummy cupcakes were donated by:
The Wired Whiskenjoying the eveningmusical entertainment:
Radio-Free Carmela & Tanya Radtke (below)
all event photography was donated by:
~*~ Strawberry Moon ~*~

Saturday, February 21, 2009

strawberry madness...

for me this past monday was spent in fields of ripe, juicy strawberries. there is nothing like a sun-warmed fresh, sweet strawberry. i only hope that my photos do justice to their deliciousness.

for some awesome strawberry recipes check out snip & snail or a natural nester.

all strawberries pictured were picked fresh from hunsader farms.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

black and white: uniformity & structure

using plants to show uniformity and structure in black and white photos:

Monday, February 9, 2009

a bird of a different feather...

just a few close up views of a Bird of Paradise...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

inspiration: one flower (part two)

just as they bloom so beautifully in their prime, it seems that there is still that sense of beauty as they die. the soft petals become even softer and more delicate than before, slightly wrinkled in appearance and limp, it seems almost graceful.
there is something about flowers... their vibrant colors, their fragrance, their implied meanings... we put them in vases, press them in books, and dry them to keep forever. we want their beauty around us always, and yet, like with all living things, they die. but interestingly enough, it is still beaufiful.

Hibiscus 'Hawaiian Sunset'