Once a month, in response to Kat Sloma's Photo Heart Connection, I go through my photographs and choose the one which has the "strongest connection to my heart and to my soul". After reviewing them all, I settled on this candid portrait of Clara playing with her dog, Aria. There is such tenderness between them in this photograph; other times, their connection is rowdy and wild. Many people questioned our sanity when, in the midst of so much turmoil last fall, we decided to get another dog. Paul shrugged his shoulders and said, "I guess there was still one ring in our circus that was not yet full." But, truly, Aria has been a blessing for Clara. She provides an anchor, a confidante and a soothing presence to our little girl. Just when she needs it most. This photograph validates our decision and touches my heart.
I considered a couple of other photographs this month:
These beautiful oak trees, which I blogged about here.
And this photograph of my loyal dog, Gypsy, discussed in the same post.
Interestingly, all three of these photographs were taken with my iphone. Although I took lots of soccer pictures with my DSLR, none of them were real contenders for my photo heart connection this month. The iphone is such an amazing camera. This month, I'll be learning a lot more about it as I'm taking Cheryl Johnson's Iphonography class. All of CJ's classes are great, and this one is very reasonably priced (just 10 pounds). You can see more about it and sign up at this link.
To check out other participants in this month's photo-heart connection, click on this link.