Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dancing With the Heart & Posts of the Week

Dancing with the feet is one thing,
but dancing with the heart is another
~ Unknown

As promised in my previous post, I'd like to introduce you to the little girl who caught my eye at the wedding. She more than had my attention - I could hardly tear my camera away from her while she was out on the dance floor. I don't know her name, nor do I even know who she belongs to but I found her very entertaining. And adorable.

I'm sure you'll agree.

She was a bit tentative at first. She seemed to be sizing up the situation. To dance or not to dance? Am I being watched? Photographed? Do I care? (I was halfway across the room when I snapped these photos so she really wasn't aware of me.)

Before long, she started to move with the music. Feeling the rhythm, she began clapping her little hands and tapping her sparkly feet.

She pirouetted, jumped, bowed and swung. She had the moves, this little one.

She danced alone...

With partners..

And with gusto!

She owned that dance floor.

And she totally rocked it!

This was one little kidlet who danced with her feet and her heart.

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And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.



by Dianne
at Forks Off the Moment


A Purpose
by Gail
at Louisiana Belle

A Walk in Vienna's Stadtpark
by Merisi
at Merisi's Vienna

I Love You, Mama and Daddy
by Jackie
at Teacher's Pet

Natural Beauty
by Daniel
at The Pixel Collective

by Scott
at Just Used Pixels



Who Are You? Is That a Resolution?
by Tabor
at One Day at a Time



The Raccoon Incident
by Frank Lee MeiDere
at I Don't Give A Damn

A Tale of Thanksgiving and Intrigue, Reprise
by Betsy
at What Makes You Think I Have Cats?

The Real Meaning of Noshavember
by Bone
at If You Read Only One Blog This Year...

by MessyMimi
at Messymimi's Meanderings


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


Brian Miller said...

smiles. kids are amazing. i love to just sit and watch them...or even better let them show you how to live a bit...cute pics...

i will pop back in tomorrow and check a few of the posts of the week out....

have a great weekend hilary.

Frank Baron said...

She certainly was a charmer. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, she's adorable, from those beautiful eyes to the lovely dress to the wonderful sparkly shoes. Whoever she belongs to will want a set of those images.

Cloudia said...

She has a long dance that is just beginning!

from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

ashok said...

adorable kid!

Rosemary Aubut said...

She is beautiful! Full of personality!

Anvilcloud said...

You got some nice shots from the dark floor. You did well.

Kerri Farley said...

How Sweet!!!

Tabor said...

Once again I made the list...which is way too flattering...but it was a very honest post. What is the lens that you use to get such a good shot from across a dark room? Your flash carries very well also.

Jackie said...

Love, love, love her expressions....
They reveal her heart, and she has heart!
Beautiful job, Hilary.
Thank you for sharing your talents with me.
Thank you, also for the POTW. I am honored to be among those included.

Vagabonde said...

I looked at the beautiful church in your last post – what a wonderful place to be married. This little girl indeed must have had a great time that she will remember. I still remember my father’s cousin wedding in Paris when I was four years old – I think that is when I started to love dancing. I am behind as usual after several trips so I have to visit all my friends’ blogs who left comments but I’ll come back and visit the blogs you listed.

The Furry Gnome said...


TexWisGirl said...

funny, as i scrolled down thru your photos, i saw her as an 80 yr old, still out there, doing her thing...with gusto. :)

DJan said...

She is truly adorable. I LOVE her shoes. She's going places, that one. :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

How sweet! Ah, youth!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

The Husband said...

Oh, how cute is she? I can see why you were mesmerized. Adorable!

I love her sparkly shoes too. Gracie has those and a pink sparkly pair too. ;)

Kat said...

Oops. Sorry, Hilary! That Todd Erriffic was me. I didn't realize my husband was signed in on the computer when I made my comment. ;)

ellen abbott said...

What a cutie.

Betsy MacWhinney said...

What an adorable dancer! And thanks so much for the POTW honor!! That was so generous, thank you.

Bob Bushell said...

That little girl dancing with all her heart, so lovely.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Looks like this little girl totally stole the show and rightly so.

Gail Dixon said...

The little girl is adorable! I can see why you were drawn to photograph her. Beautiful and fun captures. :)

Thank you for selecting my post in your POTW series. It's such a huge honor. I am so glad you're back with this because I have been searching for new blogs to add to my roll and this helps tremendously. Thank you, Hilary. You are a gem!

Rita said...

I can see why you were captivated! :) :)

L. D. said...

These photos are so wonderful of such a precious little girl. I really enjoyed your captures of all of her expressions. She did have a great time.

Chris Simpson said...

What great photos. I covered the annual pig spleen reading last December (you know, where they forecast the weather for the next six months by reading pig spleens?) and there was a young boy dancing in the living room. I took numerous photos and not one was worth while. You're a good photographer.

And thanks for the POTW.

(Yes, pig spleen reading is a thing.)

Daryl said...

lovely choices and i am going to see if Mr MeiDere's raccoons are as funny as yours

that little girl is simply delightful

photowannabe said...

That little girl is utterly delightful. Her sparkly shoes are perfect for dancing to the music and with her heart.
Love that quote.

Anonymous said...

That little girl was certainly enjoying herself.
I found your blog via a comment you left on another blog. It is so nice to meet another Canadian blogger, who is also from Ontario, who is also in the same county as me. Your header is gorgeous. We are great bird watches and love walking by the Bay of Quinte.
Have a lovely weekend.
The link on my name takes you to a back door entry into my site, which is a self hosted Wordpress one and I can't link directly to it.

ToBlog today said...

You have an eye to capturing the spirit of your subject, pure delight!

Thank you for your comment on my post. :)

Maggie May said...

What a lovely little girl and she takes a very good photo. Well captured.

So pleased you chose Jackie for post of the week as I thought her photo was very expressive.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Red said...

Oh to be young and let it all hang out and just have fun. You caught enough [photos to make a good story
The feeds don't seem to be picking up my blog. I'm still hare and posting so you'll just have to do some clicking and drop by.

messymimi said...

If we could all dance with such joy! There would be peace on earth.

stephen Hayes said...

Kids are so uninhibited. I wish I could be that way but I'm such a serious guy. Beautiful pictures of this young lady.

Kerry said...

What a cutie. She has the whole package: great shoes, great dress, great dance moves!

Glo said...

Absolutely delightful! I hope she continues to dance throughout her life in magical silver shoes :)

sharon said...

she has to be somebodys baby...somebody onky light...she has to be somebady baby

Liz Mays said...

Oh that little spitfire did me some good tonight. She's something else!

Dan said...

Precious little girl indeed. :)

Scott Law said...

That little cutie brought a smile to my face. Well done! I'm glad you liked my "Cold" photo. You make me proud. Hopefully it's not unrighteous pride though. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, she totally captured my heart and I wish I could have been out on the dance floor with her. She'll be my inspiration from now on. I love how her smile kept getting bigger. That's how I feel when I'm out on the dance floor! Congrats to the posts of the week!

Betty Manousos said...

loved seeing that little cutie dancing!
what an adorable post my wonderful friend! it just put a smile on my face.

wish you a happy sunday and a great week ahead!

big hugs~

Dianne said...

it's not just her shoes that sparkle!!

thanks so much for the mention. Mr. Mandela is very important to me and it was a honor to share my feelings

Merisi said...

Thank you for POTW AWARD! A wonderful surprise and I feel very honoured being in such great company! Congratulations to all other winners!

It is also a lovely reminder of the times with David McMahon. Time flies, so along ago and yet it feels as if it was only yesterday.

The little girl is adorable.

Cheers from Vienna,

Anonymous said...

I think it is amazing how children can capture us. You did good in getting the photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cute and I LOVE her shoes. ;)

Veronica Roth said...

Love that little girl...what a character! Who is it who said never work with Well done though, I probably wouldn't have been able to take any photos because she's just so darn cute. :)

Indrani said...

She is truly a photographer's delight!

Catherine said...

She is a star! And you too, for taking such wonderful photos of her - I'm sure her Mum and Dad would love to see those photos and I hope that she keeps her beautiful sparkle.

Sharon Wagner said...

What a cutie patooti.

Mage said...

Boy isn't she a winner on the dance floor. What a darling, and you were there to catch it all.

Hope the settling in is going well. Thanks too for giving all those wonderful folks POW. :)

A Cuban In London said...

Ha! Those are some of the cutest photos I've seen. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lisa Gordon said...

She is just precious, Hilary, and your photographs of her are just wonderful!

Wishing you a fantastic day.

Unknown said...

I love your girl in her dress. She looks so happy.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Love the way you captured her energy... a great inspiration for all of us too-self-conscious adults!

Anonymous said...

She's adorable! And congrats to everyone on their POTWs!

Karen said...

Oh she's a sweetheart, and I love her dancing shoes!