Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bughouse Hearts


We always called them "bughouses" - they hang from the old oak tree in front of the house. They start out hard and green, and end up dry and brown - and are a favorite snack bar for blue jays and pileated woodpeckers, who peck them open to eat the bugs inside.



I couldn't believe my eyes yesterday when I found not one, but two bughouse hearts. Hanging out together just over the sidewalk.

15 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

THAT just gives me goosebumps, Sissy. Someday there should be a book of hearts. I'm serious--I've just never seen anything like your wonderful heart photos.

Your eye and artistry just blow my mind. And I mean that, Sis. You're incredible.

Grannie Annie said...

You are incredible...and you have more incredible stuff growing up there then I have ever heard of...your blog is an education to me in weird flora and fauna and heart shaped bug houses...Who knew...I love it!

Lois said...

These bughouses are new for me too! I've never heard of them before. You really have a knack for finding beautiful hearts everywhere!

Nina P. said...

I agree with Beth, I too think there needs to be a book of: "Random Hearts" by Clytie! What a wonderful gift it would make. Hmmmm now there's food for thought... or should I say heart. Blessings to you and yours my friend. Love and Light, Nina P

kavita said...

Very new information along with these beautiful hearts...thanks Clytie.

Looking to the Stars said...

Clytie, Warm wishes and a heart full of prayers reaching out to you today.

Nina P. said...

Healing thoughts and prayers go out to you today and always. May God Bless you with His Healing Power and Grace. Love and Light, Nina P

~Cheryl said...

Dear Clytie, you are in my heart and prayers. May God hold you in His healing hands and bless you with a quick recovery. Love to you and your family ~Cheryl ♥

Lois said...

Clytie, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Love, Lois

miruspeg said...

Clytie, may you receive all the light and love you need to get well.
I will definitely be sending all my light and love to you.
Peggy xxxxxxxxxx

Tammie Lee said...

Clytie,
My heart is so relieved to hear that you are healing and healing and whole! I just read Beth's post and was brought to tears. Each and every moment is precious.... you are precious to all of us! sending you healing love.

Bug houses.... how wonderful, I will never see them differently.
xo
Tammie

Grannie Annie said...

Clytie, There are too many hearts out in the world waiting for you to give them birth...and too many people who love you and need the gifts and smiles only you can bring...for God to let you malinger in a bed for long. My humble gratitude to Him for His mercy.
I am awesome glad you are still with us...and we are with you still.

With all the sisterly love I can muster...Deann

Sunny said...

You are in my prayers and may healing thoughts bring you quick recovery. There are many hearts out there waiting for you to discover them.
Sunny

Terry said...

Howdy Clytie
Blessings to you sweetie Pie .
I am so glad to hear that you have healing going through your body !
May God continue to restore,refresh and renew your body till your back in full swing.
I am and will continue to pray for you my precious blogging friend.
I cannot imagine life without your gentle heart and unique insight to all of God's amazing creation.
I would love to see a book filled with your thoughts ,musings and photos someday as I am sure many others would love this too.
I know I am rambling but I just wanted to let you and yours know I care .
Big Hugs with blessings
Happy Trails

Nina P. said...

Oh my dear Clytie, I am sending you so many get well wishes, thoughts and prayers. God has saw to it that you are here and He has work for you yet to do. You spread such Good Will and Blessings with each heart you share including your own. May God continue to Bless you with His healing Power and Grace, may each day bring you strength and courage for life's challenges ahead. May your voice be heard amongst the crowd an may the message you have to share be heard across the nations. You spread such Warmth and Love through your artful (or I should say heart-full) eye and words. May you be Blessed with Love, Hope, Health, Joy, Peace and laughter in your life. May each moment bring you back to health. The world needs you Clytie, We need you Clytie, Your Family needs you Clytie but most God needs you. Blessings to you and yours. And from my heart to yours I am glad you are here and on the mend... Keep getting stronger every day, we Love and miss you. Love and Light, Nina P