I am celebrating a private accomplishment today. As Tracey Clark said on her blog recently, “it’s time we celebrate who we are, where we’ve been and where we are going and all the awesomely brave things we do along the way.” I can hardly believe that my little blog started a year and a half ago hit 100 followers last week. Talk about taking a risk to put myself out there! That people would like to see my photography and read my thoughts baffles me still. But I am giddily jumping for joy and mentally doing cartwheels in celebration of this accomplishment. I am proud that I began, even though I wasn’t sure where it was going. I am proud of sharing my photography, dreams, and motherhood struggles. I am proud that I thought enough of myself to put myself out there… and I am rewarded with so many new friends… YOU!
It’s time for the June Photo-Heart Connection! When I looked through the photos I took in June, this one stood out for me. I snapped it for a Picture Black and White class prompt, but desaturating this of color sort of ruined it for me.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The heart and soul connection here for me is that I did not ever notice that this “weed” was so colorful until I visited it with my iPhone macro lens. In looking at the photo on my computer, I was taken aback at it’s texture, rich color, and delicacy. Quite a revelation… photography does that for me. I didn’t see the beauty right before me until I had my lens there to translate it for me. This happens so often that you’d think I’d be used to it by now, but I still pause in wonder every time.
I am currently participating in Liz Lamoreux’s Inner Excavate-along, and part of one of our prompts recently was to capture the world around us with our cameras, seeking patterns and nuances in how we see things every day. I was immediately drawn to the words “you already know” in her prompt. There is so much intuition within me when I’m holding my camera.
Haven’t done it before? You can learn more about how to find your Photo-Heart Connection here.