Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I was going through the pictures on my camera and remembering good times ... when I noticed a picture I took at my sister's house during the yard sale. Much to my amazement, I had captured a cloudy day heart, glorylight spilling from it's depths!

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Nearly every day I pass this old stump on my way to my car.
Nearly every day I have apparently been blind -
Not to notice this heart.
It's been waiting patiently for me
For a long, long time.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Broken Toy

Where children play, broken toys are inevitable. This Barbie-pink bit of a heart was near the old treehouse. I don't know what it broke off from, but I was glad to have seen it. Before I threw it away.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Silly String

Look what I found on the path ... another string heart! Good thing I saw it when I did, because the cat decided it was a wonderful toy and I have not seen it since.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Broken Hearted

Abandoned church.
Bits of glass and debris.
Sodden ceiling.
Another broken heart.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Keep Off The Grass!

You wouldn't want to walk on this tiny little patch of green, because you might inadvertently step on a cute little heart!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Critter Kind of Weekend - Spit Bug!!!

It was a critter kind of weekend for me. I took pictures of dragonflies, spiders, a moth with a 6" wingspan, and a baby rabbit. I noticed that, before the rainstorm on Saturday, there was an amazing number of spitbugs - they were everywhere! I have always disliked spitbugs, probably because of the "spit" part. But this one endeared itself to me by blowing its delicate bubble nest into the shape of a heart!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cloudy Morning Heart

The clouds are heavy this morning,
Sometimes leaking tiny drops onto my head.
I didn't expect to find a heart,
In between the random showers.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ah Nuts!

I don't like peanuts.
I have never liked peanuts.
I never will like peanuts.
I don't like peanut butter ...
Except when mixed with honey.

Around here peanuts get stale.
Then I don't feel so bad ...
When I feed them to the critters
First, though, I crush them.
And sometimes ... a heart happens.

I like hearts.
I have always liked hearts.
I still don't like peanuts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bits of Crayon

All the colors of the rainbow
Enthralled us -
We would tear the paper off
Just because we could.
And throw it on the floor.

"Stay inside the lines"
"Don't write on the wall"

It hasn't changed.
Kids still love the colors of the rainbow
And don't stay inside the lines.
They write on tables and walls ...
And tear the paper off
Just because they can.

A crayon heart to be swept up.
Into the trash.
Is still beautiful.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Soggy Ceiling Tile

The abandoned church is wet. The roof is leaking, the windows broken out. The ceiling tiles are melting ... and falling down to the sodden carpets in pieces.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hearts from Beth's House

A pinecone heart (center of center pinecone, on its side) from the cool planter by the front door of Sissie's historic house in Independence. I was lucky to be there for a couple of days to have a yard sale with her and her wonderful family. And to laugh.
And have fun.
Which we did.

Saturday morning revealed a heart the overnight storm left for me!

Rose petals were sprinkled around ... this one was especially for me.

I snuck around behind the shed to see what was there, and look what I found!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Likin' the Lichen

When it's dry outside these lichen are barely visible. They dry up into little black blobs that crackle if you step on them.

When they swell up in the rain, their glory is evident. If you step on them, you may end up on the ground wondering what you slipped on.

And you may have slipped on this beautiful, graceful, weird looking lichen heart.

Maybe it softened your landing. I certainly hope so!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Three Pinecones

I could see the hearts from a distance, caught in a pine tree. As I approached I realized these hearts were clusters of pinecones!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Velvety Soft Rose Petals

I originally intended to focus on the raindrops. Then I noticed ... the heart shaped petals on the back of this beautiful rose.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A moment on the Lips ...

The parking lot was full.
They were smashing a car on the other side.
For charity, of course, $1 a swing with a sledge hammer.
The newspaper people were photographing every angle, every hit.

Something far more interesting was in front of me.
People stopped to stare.
At the crazy woman with the camera.
Taking pictures of the ground.

At least I wasn't bashing a car!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Crated Heart

A wooden crate, empty now of the produce it once held, reveals a hidden dream. The sun? A hand? - Definitely a heart!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Doodle Tattoo

My daughter draws the most beautiful, intricate doodles I have seen. Yes, I said "doodles". Most of the time she throws them away! This time, she won't be able to, because she drew this heart especially for me! If you enlarge this picture, you will be as amazed as I am at the detail she puts into each and every drawing.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Slippery Situation

Some years ago I "made" soap for everyone on my Christmas list. For each person I embedded a small object that reminded me of them ... marbles, beads, herbs, etc. (my brother got a dried up cat turd).

Anyway, I was cleaning out the bathroom shelves and found a package of my handmade soap tucked clear in the back behind the tablecloths and stuff on the top (nearly unreachable) shelf. How it survived all this time without crumbling apart is a mystery to me! Even the rosemary sprigs are still in one piece.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I happened upon this random bit of gum discarded in front of a state office in Oregon City. The picture is a little blurry, but you can still see the shoe prints.