Occasionally I stumble upon a vignette and my mind takes a photograph. I want those photos to stay in my heart forever (and a day). I love it when my kids are being kids, when nature abounds in all its glory, or even when I see the chippy picket fence down the street. Usually my camera isn't in hand or I hesitate too long to run and grab it, but as hard as it feels sometimes, I am learning to appreciate the moment. We snap so many photos within our lives, no more precious film to waste to help us determine if the picture is actually worth it. Everything is a picture now! When I upload pictures it is hard to even delete the outtakes, sometimes even years later they are greatly appreciated.
I remember seeing this picture and thinking "Oh Henry..." (That really is a worn out phrase around here.) I didn't even doubt that one is one for the cutting room floor. Luckily I kept it and can hopefully save it for his wedding :)
I print some pictures, but gone are the days when I carefully wrote the location and date on each one and put it in an album. Now here I am in 2016 with an occasional printed picture and thousands sitting in hard drives, memory cards, back up websites. But my favorite will always be the pictures in my heart. Hope you are making summer memories today.