fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Simple Beauty....a photo challenge

a photo challenge day....

Fuschia from our daughter's home land, Ethiopia. This photo taken just a year ago represents the beauty of adoption, the love, and how much it has blossomed.



Then I realized that this shot of the beautiful fuschia may not be child centered enough and ineligible for the paper mama photo challenge.

So, I am adding another shot from Ethiopia.  This shot was taken from the window of the bus, where I took in as much of ET as I possibly could.   I made eye contact with this lovely Ethiopian girl walking in the street, she shot me this gorgeous smile....
what I love about it is that she isn't posing.  she didn't get ready to have a photo taken....she lives in Addis Ababa and those luxuries aren't even a thought.  Who knows what her life circumstances are, but she is radiating such beauty.  so simply.
I love this shot so much...that I am sharing the unedited version of the photo, to further emphasize her  simple beauty.

Project64, Weekly Favorite Button


the paper mama photo challengeThe Paper Mama    project64 buttonproject 64:scarlet
 Grace loves the beatles
grace loves the beatles


And isn't this simply beautiful?   Jack created this cookie creation at "Cookie Daze" last summer.
For the Trendy Treehouse Shutter Love: Cookie!
ShutterLoveTuesdays



21 comments:

Liz said...

That's gorgeous!

Ashley Sisk said...

Agreed - beautiful.

Grace said...

ooh i love it! nice work!! :)

L. said...

This is lovely--and the processing is perfect!

Kelsey said...

I love the picture! Love the pop of color :)

check out my blog http://purplypinkme.blogspot.com/2011/03/wow.html

~kelsey from purply pink me

Beka said...

that's a beautiful capture:)

thanks for stopping by my blog, dear! i love that song too. dream a little dream of me.... ha, i hardly ever get tired of it.

Nicole said...

I love this cookie shot. It looks so sugary and delicious.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Jack did a fantastic job!

krissilugbill said...

all beautiful! love the photo of your daughter, wonderful

deb duty said...

Love the macro and the portrait of the young girl is just beautiful.

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow, the Ethiopia shot IS *simply beautiful*. :)

Gretchen said...

All wonderful shots! I hope Jack enjoyed his creation... it looks so fun and tasty!

Faith said...

Mmmmm what a fun cookie! Thanks for linking up :)

Brooke said...

Love them all, but your scarlet submission is beautiful! Thanks for playing along!

Cat said...

The scarlet photo of the girl is beautiful and so is she!!! :)

Ray said...

Love the cookie!

Dorian Susan said...

I'm so glad you caught that beautiful smile...so genuine. Totally great SOOC.
Congrats on your sweet little. A year flies by, doesn't it?

Lisa said...

What an adorable shot of the young Ethiopian lady. Her smile is simply captivating. Great shot. And your right, it's perfect because it's not posed.

Kendall said...

What a beautiful girl! Thanks for sharing for P64.

Spittin Toad said...

Lovely photos...I LOVE the shot of the young girl...Her smile warms your heart and helps us all to remember how important it is to just smile...no matter whats going on in your life!!!
Thanks,
Denise

mamaof2gymnasts said...

What an amazing photo. You captured the smile in her eyes. Gorgeous!

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