In January, we were fortunate to spend some time in the beautiful Bahamas. The light was so stunning and energizing. And so I settled on my word for the year.
To celebrate the New Year and my word, I gorged on sunrises — an obvious place to capture light.
But there are so many others. Children can be beings of light can’t they? And they don’t have to be our own to capture our hearts, do they? I cherish and honour the free and pure spirits of young children wherever I see them. That feeling is something that can connect us all in our common humanity…
I just fell for this little guy. His uninhibited street dancing during the New Year’s celebration of Junkanoo absolutely delighted me.When I get too serious in 2014, I will think of him!
Sharing with Kat Sloma’s Photo Heart Connection…
26 thoughts on “Photo Heart Connection: January”
The delight of children, and the light of children! Lovely.
Pure joy… and light. Wonderful photo-heart connection
He’s just too cute! This made me smile. Thank you!
such vibrance and energy!
I love these images. One certainly can be rejuvenated by watching and playing with children and this little fella is just darling. In your photos you always seem to capture so much depth and feeling of the moment. Beautifully done!
He really is adorable. I can see his personality through the photographs.
A beautiful PHC and what a wonderful, happy little chap. I imagine looking at him when you’re down would certainly lift your spirits.
Oh to be young and so uninhabited again.
Oh be still my heart! What a precious little guy, so happy! And those big brown eyes…sigh…
The delight of children…it never stops making my heart beat a little faster.
“Dance like no one is watching….” His freedom and joy are infectious! What a great Photo-Heart Connection.
Sherry, he is absolutely precious, and your photographs of him are wonderful. A perfect Photo-Heart connection!
His little smile is just contagious! And I love that you can ‘see’ his motion in your images. Yes…let’s all dance!
It would be so nice if we could keep the joy of a child in us all the time, he just glows all over. Great captures.
I always find that the time I spend with young children renews me and lightens my mood. You’ve captured such joy in these photos!
oh my goodness…what a sweetie…those eyes! you are so right that we can learn so much from children…pure spirits…
Those images are just precious, what cool captures. You can’t help but smile when you look at them.
What a great capture… Such great spirit, who can resist a smile?
What a capture!! The bright look in his smile and eyes just brings smiles to me! I love how little ones light up our life…not even knowing it.
What a little sweetheart with those big brown eyes. I can feel his rhythm in that second shot!
Oh what a delight such a happy face…
Oh, he is a sweetie! And that happy ‘light’ in his eyes says everything,
Oh you are so right about the light that shines from children…it can be a rainy, cloudy day and yet they still shine…i love your little guy here…so cute and by your description, he sounds very animated…easy to fall in love with that personality…
I grew up to steel band music, Kat, so whenever I want to lift my spirits I put it on and move to it. Wishing you a great year as well!
So, so happy. What a great antidote to the over-seriousness some of us are prone to. Dance like a little kid! I hope you bought some great music to bring home with you to inspire that dance. Thanks for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection, Sherry. Here’s to another great year!
I love that second one in particular . . . such happiness and great depth of field.