Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hearts Are Everywhere If You Look Hard Enough





These are some of the photos I've taken since starting my blog twenty months ago. Each has a heart theme and is perfect for Valentine's Day. The first photo is of a wildflower that came up by itself on my property two summers ago. I did not even notice when I was snapping away the all of the dark stamens in the flower's center were composed of tiny hearts. I did not photoshop this image in any way...it is straight out of the camera just the way Mother Nature made it. Does anyone have any idea what kind of flower this is? I've looked at every center of black-eyed susans, sunflowers, etc. and haven't seen another one. Was this one unique? Please tell me there are others out there because I want to plant more.

My mac and cheese was baked in an old Bennington Pottery heart-shaped baking dish which I love. The walnut shell is completely natural too. The heart-shaped vine grows wild everywhere. I have a tree with heart-shaped leaves too but no photos.

Nature has a knack for producing hearts. Look around and see what you can find. Happy Heart Day, Rosemary



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4 comments:

Gal Friday said...

a perfect little collection of images for the day. :-)
Happy Valentine's Day to you, dear Rosemary.

(I always see an owl's face in those black walnut shells, myself)

L. Eckstein said...

Great collection of hearts. I thought you might enjoy what was on the sidewalk outside my door last week.

http://allmyeyes.blogspot.com/2010/02/early-valentine.html

best,
Linda

Margaret said...

Rosemary,

I have never seen a flower like that, and, like you, want to plant it!

Here's a link to LBJ wildflower organization that may assist you with identification.

http://www.wildflower.org/organizations/show.php?id=1494

Thanks for sharing!

Content in a Cottage said...

Margaret...Thanks for the link. I sent two photos of the wildflower to Mr. Smarty Plants (love the name) http://www.wildflower.org/expert/plantid.php
I'll let you know what I find out. Thanks again, Rosemary