Monday, March 30, 2009

Heartfelt

Today's challenge from Shuttersisters was to let our hearts lead as we set out with our cameras. I'm still a newbie but what drew me to photography was my heart. A desire to capture the beauty that moves my soul. At times, a need to seek beauty and find healing when the heart feels too much. Right now I am drawn to images of spring and new life. It is always so heartening to discover beauty in the most unlikeliest places . . . tiny purple buds nearly lost in the unmown grass and weeds. 
Or a dandelion discarded by a child at play . . . 
And ALWAYS the pure, innocence of my children's eyes. 

Today after picking up Big D from school, we took snacks and milk to the park. The skies were dark and it was cool. After a hurried snack, we explored the trail and took the above pictures. What tugged at my heart strings was holding my sweet babes' warm little hands, collecting all their flower-offerings and sharing with them all the little signs that the earth is preparing to renew its splendor. Listening for frogs, blowing dandelion fluff, finding strawberry vines crawling along the ground . . . 

4 comments:

CarrieJ said...

what beautiful sweet eyes! Don't you love the age where a dandelion is still a flower!

Georgia B. said...

i love the last two—they go so well together. found you through shutter sisters. and i absolutely adore the photo in your banner.

Heather said...

Thank you! I can't take credit for the pic in the banner. A dear friend (and professional photographer) took those during a family photo shoot a couple years back. It is one of my favorites:)

robinbird said...

i see i am in the good company of other shutter sisters! this is a wonderful post, your sweet heart sounds full of love and peace today.
r
**it is the yellow flower (dandelion) on a ground of blue that has captured my imagination today :)