I can't tell you how I feel when I open the photo envelope after picking up the prints. The anticipation of seeing how I did. The excitement of looking through them as I sit in the car. Then I think about them on the way home. I lay them out on the dining room table when I get home. I pick my favorites, I put the worse ones in a pile to the side. Each one is special - each one holds meaning for me. Maybe its a little nostalgia, or maybe its the way that film in its grainy goodness just makes photos a little different for me.
This photo is my photo-heart connection pick this month. It was a cool day, not windy and not really sunny either. I was perfect in its own way. This photo speaks to me like a whisper of days gone by. When I was a kid and we would spend endless hours like this at the beach. No agenda - just fun. Our imaginations would run wild with mermaids, sandcastles and whatever else we could dream up. I watched these kids for a while before taking this photo. Any one of them, was just like I had been.
And today is Pay It Forward Monday - where you give a shout out and a *clap*clap* to someone for the great things they are doing. Last week I gave a shout out to Justine who came up with this great idea. This week - a shout out to Kat of Kat Eye Studio. She runs this photo-heart connection and inspires us all with her photo love blog, e-courses, post card exchanges and all the other amazing things that she brings to us from her studio. Next Monday and all the rest, I urge you to climb on board with Pay It Forward Monday and spread some love out there in blog land.