We’ve had an usually warm and wet winter, so I wasn’t surprised when the dandelions began to sprout up around the yard. First the pretty yellow flower heads and then the fluffy balls of seeds. When I saw this dandelion and the one little seed hanging on, I quickly dropped to the wet ground and took several shots. And, yes I had muddy circles on the knees of my jeans!
Images such as this thrill me! I didn’t plan this one. I didn’t walk around it trying to find the best view. I didn’t adjust anything on my camera. I just quickly took a series of rapid shots. If I had waited even a moment the seed would have blown away in the wind. When I uploaded the pictures to my computer, my heart skipped a beat and I let out a big sigh!! Yes!! This is it!! This is what I love about photography, that I can capture a moment in nature before it blows away in the the breeze!
This reminded me how quickly moments fly by! I wonder how many times I’ve missed a blessing or simple joy because I let a moment slip by. I’m focusing on slowing down this year, enjoying each moment, and capturing these moments. Whether I capture them in a photograph or in my heart, I feel blessed and grateful for the beauty of nature and for the simple moments of everyday.
I'm very excited to be linking this post to the very first Photo-Heart Connection at Kat Eye Studio. I took several classes from Kat and this new link-up will help me continue on my journey of capturing images from the heart! You really should click on the button below, read about this wonderful photography connection, and then read some of the other wonderful posts that have been linked. It's like inspiration heaven!!!