August 07, 2010
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Looking for Hearts in the Clouds
One of the items on the August 2010 Photo Hunt is “heart-shaped clouds.” I’ve been trying to wrap my head around this item for a few days now because I am pretty horrible when it comes to identifying shapes in the clouds…even if I have a huge appreciation for the skyline. 
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Nonetheless, this item is important and I thought I’d share the reason (written from a  regular follower and support of the Photo Hunt – excerpt from the Photo Hunt’s website): 
“One of the families at my daughter’s school recently lost their son (Vincent) to Rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer on June 9.  He was 7.  They had also lost their daughter (Annabella) a few years ago to Leigh’s Disease which is a mitochondrial disorder, she was 6 months old.  I have been following their story since hearing about Vincent’s battle.  I was hoping that maybe you can include 2 items in the photo hunt challenge – butterflies and heart shaped clouds in their remembrance.
The reason being, after Annabella passed away, they started seeing butterflies everywhere.  They constantly had butterflies at their door and around them when they were out and about.  The family said that Annabella was sending them butterflies to let them know that she was there and Vincent loved that.  Before Vincent passed, his mother asked him what things he would send when he went to heaven and Vincent said, heart shaped clouds.  At the time, his mother couldn’t remember ever seeing a heart shaped cloud, and after he passed away, she was sitting with their daughter, Sofi, and was telling her that Vincent went to heaven, and Sofi looked out the window and saw a heart shaped cloud.  Since then, she sees them pretty regularly.”
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I’m not sure that any of these clouds contain hearts, but I do enjoy the practice of photographing the sky while I’m up in the air. I don’t always think about pulling out my camera while I’m driving (that, and it’s really not safe), but when I’m in the air, I can completely put my mind at ease.
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These particular clouds were taken somewhere between Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Sacramento, California (probably closer to NC).
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So, have you seen hearts in the clouds? If so…I want to see it! Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed the view and have a great day!

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