Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Heart For Alan and Beth


Because my camera was not cooperating with macros, Beth lent me her old one for a time (her sweetie Alan too, since it was now his!). I couldn't wait to start capturing the world close up again!

The first thing I did was go outside.

The wild cherry trees were in full and glorious bloom.
The sun was shining after weeks of wet.

When I got back inside, I found these two little sun reflection hearts on one of the first pictures I took. They didn't appear on any of the other shots!!!

Alan called the other day ...
He and Beth decided that I should keep the little camera.

Somehow I think the camera already knew!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cherry Blossom Heart


The cherry blossoms are gone now ... blown down in the wind and rain.

But before they faded completely ... they left me a heart!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #206


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!


I love it when hearts show up in unexpected places.
This one came in the mail from our power company!

Thank you, PGE, for sharing your heart!


When we were kids, we used to find these doodles all over ...
Whenever mom was on the phone, pen or pencil in hand, she doodled a heart with a "41" inside. When we asked her why, she always quipped "Well, something special is going to happen on my 41st birthday".

Time passed, and the special day arrived.

Turns out that was the day our local Mt. St. Helens exploded in a gigantic eruption in 1980!

The other day, mom was again doodling while talking on the phone.
After she hung up, she realized what she had drawn - something she hadn't done since 1980 ...

I understand the shock on her face ...
After all, how do you top an exploding mountain???

Thank you, mom, for sharing your heart!


As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #205


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Hearts!

I was watching the news earlier this week when NASA released footage of a huge solar flare. Something caught my eye ... and I went online to see the entire footage of this event. Did I really see what I thought I saw???

What I found was out of this world!!!

A gorgeous and amazing solar heart!


To the right of the solar flare itself ...


It's more visible in this shot ...


Still slightly visible here ...


A little closer view.
Do you see it now?

Thank you, NASA, for sharing this beautiful solar heart!


As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #204


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!

This is a special family edition of GHT ...


I love mom's garden ... she uses the most unusual items for accents!

Like this broken bench piece ... a heart!

Thank you, mom, for sharing your heart!


I found this unusual heart in Dad's treasure box.
It's an old deer bone - shaped like a heart!
(I miss you, Dad ... it meant so much to find this!)

Thank you, Dad, for sharing your heart!


My daughter was replacing her old pressed board bed frame.
One of the fasteners ripped out as we maneuvered it outside to be cut up.
And gave us a heart ... and a few shadows as well!

Thank you, Geo, for sharing your heart!

As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #203



Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!



I love seeing the world through Debbie's eyes ... even when her world is covered in ice and snow!
Especially when she finds an incredible ice heart like this one! You can see more of her world by visiting her blog, "It's All About Purple".

(I hope Spring is making its way to your world, Debbie!)

Thank you, dear friend, for sharing your heart!


I love this postcard heart Dorothy posted on her blog, "Coffeedoff's CoffeeBreak". It looks absolutely yummy!

Mostly I was excited about the post Dorothy put up last Friday ... with a huge announcement about a wonderful accomplishment in her life! You'll have to visit her to see what it is!!!

Thank you, Dorothy, for sharing your heart!
and ... CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You are Amazing!!!


As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #202


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!

I forgot to send my usual "may I use your heart" comments this week (I am very careful about using your images without your permission!).

Please visit the following links to see some incredible hearts you found in your world!!!


The first link was posted by Brian on his blog, "Brian King Images". He titled it "A Strong Heart" - and when you visit, you will see why this is a perfect title!

Thank you, Brian, for sharing your heart!
Thank you, Texwisgirl, for finding and sharing this link!


Texwisgirl sent another link - to a heart Andy posted on his blog, "Occupied With Photography". This is an incredible ice heart (I love that the heart is where the ice is not!).

Thank you, Andy, for sharing your heart!
Thank you, Andy's daughter, for finding it!
And thank you, again, Texwisgirl, for finding and sharing this link!


Villrose found a beautiful leaf heart, and posted it on "Villroses Hage" - where Laura discovered it, and sent the link. I love these delicate hearts!

Thank you, Villrose, for sharing your heart!
Thank you, Laura, for finding and sharing this link!


Finally, to fall in love with one of the most delicate ice crystal hearts ever ... visit "Hilda's Naturblogg" - and see what Hilda found in her winter world!

Thank you, Hilda, for sharing your heart!
Thank you, again, Laura, for finding and sharing this link!



As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  





Thursday, March 13, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #201


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!



Jeannette is back!
I lost her for a while ... and missed her hugely.
She is a wonderful artist, photographer, and friend.
And she can cook, too! :=}
Check out her new blog, "St Germain's Blog"!

Thank you, Jeannette, for sharing your heart!



There is a heart in this gorgeous drawing Beth posted on her blog, "Beth's Artworx".
Do you see it? I do!!! (hint ... check the leaves!)

Thank you, sissie, for sharing your heart!


Do you see shapes in nature?
Beth does too!
And she posts them on her blog, "Geometric".
I love how she sees the world.

Thank you, sissie, for sharing your heart (again)!

As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #200


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!

Note: We are in the midst of a wind storm here in the Pacific Northwest - thousands around us are without power - and our lights just flickered something terrible. I hope I have time to finish this post before the lights go out completely!


With a possible power outage in mind, I am going to hurry to share a special link.
Laura is one of the most special people I know.
Her beauty and grace inspire me beyond words.

Thank you, Laura, for sharing your heart.
And for sharing your HEART.
I love you, dear heart-sister.


As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mom's Shoe Heart





Mom came in fussing the other day ... seems she found some newts in the fish pond.
Now usually we don't mind critters in the fish pond.
That's kind of what it's for.
But newts are something else. They are similar to salamanders, but live in the water. They lay eggs by the bazillions, and by the time you notice a couple of them invading ... they've already eaten all the fish eggs, frog eggs, baby fish ... pretty much taking over and killing everything else.

So we catch them in a net and relocate them to a wetland area nearby where they can live in peace, and thrive. Just NOT in our fish pond!

Well, seems mom decided to catch these newts no matter what the cost, and waded on into the water with her shoes on.
She caught 3 newts in one swing!
But her shoes were soaked.
She took them off by the fireplace ... it took 3 days for them to dry!

Three days of looking at this cute tennis shoe heart!
I think it was worth it!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Heart Healthy


Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for my sister and her family during their terrifying chimney/house fire. They are okay (even Toez the cat is fine!), but have a lot of clean-up to do ...

And look what appeared in the salad last night!
(Thanks mom!)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #199


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday ...
On Friday!
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!

Just a note today ... yesterday was a disaster from the moment it started. My uncle had a series of tests (3 long hours of waiting outside the doctor's office!), and I was 4 hours late for work. When I finally got home, I was getting set up for a late Guest Heart Thursday when I got a phone call that my sister's house was on fire (chimney fire). It was finally put out late last night, and her family (including the cat) are okay. There is a lot of damage, though.
That kind of put all things computerish out of my head. I didn't even think to check my computer this morning, and when I finally did, I found what I had started last night ... was still waiting this afternoon!

So here I am, yet again unprepared.
Ack!

I thank you all for sticking with me. I sincerely hope life will calm down a bit this coming week, and I will be able to resume my regular "Guest Heart Thursday" next week!


As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show everyone the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #198


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!


Isn't this one of the most gorgeous seed pods you've ever seen?
Mostly because of the heart shape ... but also because Gunilla is an excellent photographer! You can find her work over at her blog, gbkoru.

Thank you, Gunilla, for sharing your heart!
And thank you, Texwisgirl, for finding it - and sharing the link!


And check out the heart on this gorgeous spider (although I'm so glad it's a photo - not the real thing!) that Milla posted on her blog, Milla's Photoblog.
Do you see the heart?
It's awesome!
Thank you, Milla, for sharing your heart!
Thank you, Laura, for finding it and sharing the link!

As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show me the amazing hearts you found in your world this week!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!  



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Guest Heart Thursday #197


Welcome to Guest Heart Thursday -
A Place to Share YOUR Heart!

Another Note: After our "arctic blast" of last week, things are finally starting to get back to "normal" around here.  I was so happy to get back to Guest Heart Thursday!

Until this morning, when I discovered the internet was down.
I mean really, really down.
I nearly cried.
Waaaaaah!

It finally came back up about 5 minutes ago ... but it is verrrrry, verrrry, sssslllllowwww!
And I am supposed to be on my way to work in about 6 minutes.

So I'm going to try to post this as-is, I'm so sorry I don't have time to feature some hearts for you to visit!

I can only hope next week will be better!!!

As always - a huge thank you to all who found hearts last week ... even though I was missing. I can't wait for you to link up today ... and show me the amazing hearts you found in your world the past couple of weeks!!!
 
Would you like to share your heart on Guest Heart Thursday?
The rules are easy ...
There are none!!!
As long as your post includes a heart!
If you have found a heart (or drawn a heart, or designed a heart, or written a heart-felt poem, or just found something that touches your heart, or ...), please join us for Guest Heart Thursday. Just link the URL of your heart post to "Simply Linked"! It would be nice if you linked back to Random Hearts ... but it's okay not to ... we just want to see your hearts!
Simply Linked for Guest Heart Thursday is now open all week!

Have you found more than one heart?
Put in more than one link!
Is your heart from a long time ago?
It doesn't matter, as long as you put the direct URL to that post!