Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sometimes An Image...

...for reasons you can't explain in words, simply captivates your attention, perhaps your heart.

Maybe it's the quality of the light, or the contrast in shadows. Most certainly it's generally the subject matter. But, that's not always a given as I've been attracted to some images where I didn't like the subject...

The image may not be taken by someone with mad skills in photography. Composition may be woefully off. Clarity may not be its best, even. Still, you love it.

So, I can't really explain to you the whys...

I can only tell you, that this picture I took on Thanksgiving Day, is my new favorite.


And, although I know there will be thousands of more new favorites to come based on this subject matter of Olivia...I think this one will always make my eyes go soft, and my breathing slow, and my emotions run to gentle things.

I hope just such an image comes to your eyes today.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka Great Aunt Holly

23 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh yes - perfection and that subject..too cute for words..I so wanns snuggle that sweety!
Hugs to you sweet Holly..have I told you lately how very much you mean to me?? Well..ya do!!
Love ya, Sarah

beth said...

sweeter than sweet...

Eileen said...

Oh my ... how I do love it when they turn the corner on a new skill and become even more their own person. Look at her ... exploring, courageous, inquisitive, ready for whatever is around the corner. Such a sweet picture!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

She's adorable, all right!

Sara said...

What a sweet girl. I love this image as well. xx

Myne Whitman said...

This is such a cute picture. postcard perfect!

Big Pissy said...

That is just so, so SO precious!!! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yep, I totally understand why this is your new favorite photo! Livy is adorable and inquisitive and growing.
:-))))
xo

Alix said...

You're at your best when you coo over Olivia. And no wonder that is your new favorite photo... it's a masterpiece of sweetness!

The Fragrant Muse said...

Holly that photo is perfection. The words that come to my mind are "pure" and "trust". She is so completely and utterly pure at this age and looking up with trust. I can see why this particular photo (and child) have captured your heart.

Ribbon said...

Holly the love you share with this little angel is simply wonderful.

Great shot.

best wishes
Ribbon x

KathrynAntyr said...

How sweet indeed. What an expression. The wonder and curiosity of a child is something I hope we all can rekindle again, and again.

gayle said...

It is beautiful!! I know exactely what you mean!!

Karen D said...

I can see why this is one of your new favs. It does capture the feeling you describe perfectly.

JFKlaver said...

This is priceless. Takes my breath away.

Genie Sea said...

Oh lovely sweetness! :)

Donna said...

I can believe how big Olivia is getting; it was just yesterday that you were sharing your news!

Stopped by for a visit, it's been a very busy semester here at Towson University.....

Happy Holidays!
Donna

insomniac ellen said...

awww!! I think it's the sense of discovery in her face that gets you--at least that's what got me.

I was watching videos of my grandson last night from way back when he was a baby. Hard to believe he's now a freshman in college.

Dreamwriter said...

How precious! I love this age! Cherish the moments!

Nina P. said...

Just too cute for words! Definitely a favorite, the shadow, the Light, the Life!! Love and Light, Nina P

Mica said...

Ohh I love the brightness in a babe's eyes too cute!

Also...You have been tagged.

http://theoldsilveroak.blogspot.com/2009/12/ive-been-tagged-by-darling-juniper.html

*runs away laughing like a crazed chipmunk to tag others*

Fragrant Liar said...

Aw, that is a sweet pic.

Life With Dogs said...

The lighting is superb, and that's what always gets me. Hello little cutie!

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