If you are familiar with my work, you know I have a thing for balloons. They symbolize so much for me, and the hope that stirs in me with the start of spring is the same sort of optimism I feel when I see balloons. So, in search of inspiration this spring morning, I drifted through photographs on flickr with the tag of “balloon.” This is the favorite of my finds:

It comes from javly‘s photostream and is part of a larger set of underwater photos, many of which were equally beautiful:

Just the peaceful and serene tangent I needed to start my week.