Friday, February 01, 2013

Photo-Heart Connection January 2013 : Ordinary Magic


Since my One-Word for 2013 is Open-Hearted, I decided to participate in this monthly challenge from Kat Eye Studio.    Among other things, Kat hosts a monthly Photo-Heart Connection Challenge.  The rules are simple :
1) Pick 1 photo which which you feel the strongest heart connection to share.  Any photo taken or edited in the past month qualifies.
2) Write about your heart connection.  Why does that photo speak to you?  What do you feel?

I guess I've had a theme of wishing stars going on in January.  Nah--It's more like a lifetime theme!

There are not many days in Winter that I'm home in daylight hours and able to snap such a pic in my kitchen window.  I couldn't resist!  I loved how the sunlight lit up the flecks in this Amethyst Point.   It's a crystal--seemingly inanimate.  But in this moment, it was alive and communicating with the Winter sun.  I felt honored to be a witness to this everyday magic.

See what other people have posted for January here.

2013 is also The Year of Ordinary Magic  as decreed by Kelly Letky and Graciel Evenstar. 
I think this qualifies.  No promises on the Ordinary Magic front, but I'm open to see what happens this year ...
 
 

10 comments:

Sandra said...

Yes, the crystal has become alive with the rays of the sun. How lovely for you to witness this and enjoy the moment so much.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the colors in your photograph.
Happy PHC,
Rinda

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love the light and how it hits those purples. Winter light is so soft and fleeting.

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Super light it really glows ....

Deborah Tisch said...

How amazing that you were able to see this beautiful light and then share it with us...

Paula Bogdan said...

Gorgeous light! I've spent a great deal of time trying to capture light these past few weeks, maybe because January offers so little of it! I love the idea of ordinary magic!

Rosemary Reflectionsofmyworld said...

I too love the idea of ordinary magic and the crystal was a affirmation that this is something I should check into and I decided this ordinary magic is something I would like to participate in, thank you very much

Cathy H. said...

It is magical! Lovely colors and wonderful composition!

Kat Sloma said...

It's wonderful to have you joining us Michele! This is a wonderful post that touches me. I like hearing about your lifelong connection to stars, and what you see in the beauty and life of the amethyst in the sun. Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection!

Cheryl Flatt said...

Beautiful light! I really like the phrase, "Ordinary magic."