Thursday, February 10, 2011

sharing the love with... holly

The Light of Love
the light of love by holly {soupatraveler]

Remember that song by John Paul Young? You know the one, "Love is in the air, Everywhere I look around..." Okay, I'll admit it, I had to look up who sang it, but as soon as Kim asked me to be a guest muse, this song has been playing on repeat in my head! But you want to know something else? Love's not only in the air, it's also in the light! Truly, it is. Just look around you. If the sun is shining, if a lamp's turned on, if a candle's burning, the chances are, you're seeing something, or maybe someone you love, bathed in its splendor. The evidence is all around us, the light and love within us. We too become beacons of light through the love in our hearts. We radiate sunshine with our smiles showering warmth and goodness over everything we see. Luckily, we can also capture these feelings forever with our cameras.

As photographers, we are blessed with the ability to not only show the love, but to share it too! We turn our cameras where love abounds: anniversaries, birthdays, and weddings. We shoot big, toothy grins, hugs and kisses with a couple of candle-topped cakes thrown in. We shoot our kids, our pets, our homes. But we also shoot simple things where love is aglow, or maybe because of it, like this light soaked heart bathed in bokeh, or like Oliag0's candy hearts. Two sweet, simple lollipops, a tiny pop of colored happiness in an otherwise grey world, adorning a windowsill while catching some light and warming our hearts all at the same time. They certainly warmed mine. I hope you find some evidence of love in the light illuminating you today. Oh, and by the way, feel free to sing along. "Oh, oh, oh, Love is in the air..."

Please visit tomorrow as Ashley shares the love with her muse... Jhen.

Sending lots of love and light your way today,
xoxoxo holly {soupatraveler}

Warm Your Heart...
Warm Your Heart... by Oliag0

15 comments:

mosey said...

We're all about sharing the love around here, and that song, twitch-inducing as it is, was sheer inspiration! :) Love both shots. Thanks Holly!

justine said...

wonderful shots and now that song is in my head!

Kirstin said...

You are so right Holly. We are blessed.
What wonderful pictures too!

jennifée said...

Oh! Wonderful words and images, Holly - your words about light are so well worth remembering.

gina said...

A beautiful post -- both words and pictures. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jamie said...

Wonderful photos and such insightful words. Thank you Holly.

Oliag said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing my photo today Holly! I found the Picture Winter workshop so inspiring and took a series of photos of these lollipops for it...I am so glad they warmed your heart:)

Anna said...

Beautiful photos and message! Holly, you've captured the essence of the Valentine's holiday.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Wonderful post and lovely shots. I am in love with those sweet lollipops in the window :)

Jessica Vescera said...

Great photo and composed so perfectly.

Holly { Soupatraveler } said...

Thanks for checking our today's post everyone! And THANK YOU Kim for inviting me to be your muse today!!!!! : )

Tammy Lee said...

Thank you for musing with us Holly! Wonderful post.

blue elephant photography said...

i love the simplicity of both photos! love your post holly!

maureen said...

Oh, Holly, what a wonderful post. You are so right love is in the air, if only we open our eyes and hearts to see it. Lovely choice of photos also.
Thanks so much for musing with us.
xo
maureen

Kat Sloma said...

Holly, you really know how to find the light! Beautiful words and images. Thank you so much for musing with us!

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