Saturday, October 31, 2009

Avocado Pits

I was making a follow-up appointment for my uncle at the eye doctor when these beautiful hearts caught my eye. I asked about them, and the receptionist told me one of their customers carved them himself - out of avocado pits!!!

What a wonderful idea!

I asked if I could take a picture of them and she said yes. I don't remember her name, but I thank her from the bottom of my avocado pit!!!

I didn't notice the fortune taped in front of the hearts until later. It reads "You find beauty in ordinary things. Appreciate this gift." Perfect.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Farmers Market Cabbage

I came across the Portland Farmers Market quite by accident while waiting for my uncle to have cataract surgery. It was jammed with people (lunch hour and all). The merchants were doing a booming business.

I found this container filled with beautiful cabbages. As I looked closer, I saw the heart.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


One of the first rules I set for myself for this blog was that I cannot set up a shot of a heart. They have to be unexpected, random shots that I find by accident.

This heart could have been set up, but it wasn't! It was sitting on the tarp covering the woodpile - just as you see it!

I could hardly believe it was just waiting for me.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mirrors of the Soul

Random patterns in chaos
Vivid beauty in ugliness
When I see a truly remarkable heart
I think of you -
All of you.
My friends.
Without your encouragement,
My hearts would stay hidden
In my camera.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tired and Bored ...


Er, "Board". Tee hee.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Burlap Bag

Something got spilled on my daughter's cute little burlap bag. When I unfolded it, I found this totally random, stunningly perfect heart.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Acorn Squash

Even dinnertime can be "hearty"!
Check out these acorn squashes.
They were delicious, by the way.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another log met the log splitter!
To become a warm fire,
Heating our house, protecting us from the cold.

To see a heart here was the last thing I expected.
I enlarged the picture to see the details ...
and found another teensy tiny heart, just to the left of the one I first saw.

Today I am blessed.
Today I am warm.
In more ways than one.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Hearty Walk With Sissie

Last weekend my sister Beth and I went for a long walk in the woods. What fun we had tramping through the "playgrounds" of our growing-up years. Hearts were everywhere that day, some captured on film, some not.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cedar Tree

An old cedar tree, arms lifted to heaven, offered a surprise glimpse into its heart.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Set in Concrete

Sometimes a heart
Is just a vague impression
Set in concrete
Or a reflection
If you move just a little
It can disappear
Or you may never see it at all.

Which is probably why I see "random" hearts
Instead of just "obvious" ones.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

This heart rocks!

Uncle Dale doesn't drive ... so I had to take him to the doctor's office and wait for his appointment to be over. Sitting was never fun, so I decided to take a short walk. It was well worth the effort when I spied the heart in this retaining wall nearby.