I really didn't have much to show for photos for April. I browsed back into the April archives and I came to the conclusion that April is not a big photography month for me.
However, with that said - there was some common April photos and that is the cherry blossoms.
Every year, I make the trek to the University of Washington campus and I stand among the Yashino Cherry Trees. I'm not the only one who came to admire their beauty. I shared the large space with many photographers trying to capture the beauty of the blossoms.
When I come home and look through the photos from the day - I always feel that I can't quite capture the beauty there. I think that's one reason I go every year is that I don't feel I have gotten it - that one photo that captures the essence of what standing under the enormous canopy of cotton candy blossoms is really like. I can't find a way to capture the confetti of pink petals flickering in the air. Nor can I capture the smells, the energy and the vibe this space holds for me. But, what I can do is keep those memories fresh in my mind with the photos I do take. I found this one to be the one for the photo-heart connection for April. It not only reminds me of the beautiful day under the trees, but it also reminds me of the importance of capturing the things that I love. It reminds me the importance of taking photos in order to keep these kinds of moments alive for me. I'm linking up with the Photo-Heart connection hosted by Kat Sloma today.
And... just for fun, I couldn't resist a little more photo-heart connection. I found her while looking for 1960's photos. She rocks that hairdo - don't ya think?