Sunday, January 31, 2010

And it Smells Better Than It Looks!

I took a long walk today at the abandoned church.
And found a beautiful blossoming tree.
I don't know what kind of tree it is,
But it's scent is divine!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ripped Jeans

We all laughed
Like crazy people --
To see the hole in my jeans ...

I "knee(d)" this heart?

Friday, January 29, 2010

A misty backdrop
Before the sunrise ...

Hearts in silhouette
High in the tree ...

Moss blown down by last week's windstorms.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Broken Skylight

Photo credit for this heart goes to my daughter, Victoria.
The one I took ... well, it didn't even turn out!

It does my 'heart' good when I realize
That others are seeing
The hearts that are all around!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I was walking at the (now nearly completely vandalized and destroyed) abandoned church across the street when I saw this bit of ceiling material that had fallen from the outside foyer area.

Looks like this heart is a little plastered?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Lichen Heart ...

A tiny branch,
Blown down with the wind
Onto the forest floor.

Brings me a hint
At the hearts up above
That I have missed before!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cabbage Stem

I made a stir fry last night - and look what I found on the cutting board!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Foiled Again!

I was walking on the road yesterday - a rare sunny day around here! I saw the heart as I was walking, and actually had to do a double-take and walk back to see if I had really seen it.

Trash, thrown from someone's car, flattened by traffic ... became a beautiful treasure.

I'm just glad I was passing that way.

And that there was no traffic!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy 200th Heart Post!

I didn't realize back on February 21, 2009
That I would still be finding hearts
Everywhere - nearly a year later!!!

And yet ...
I'm not surprised.

Happy 200th Heart Post!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Once upon a time
This balloon floated on the breeze.

Now, deflated
It's another random heart

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wild Blackberry Leaves

YOU are one leaf.
I am the other.

Together, we make a beautiful heart!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Oily Pavement Rainbow Heart

It was raining so hard
This oily heart
Was gone in seconds.

You can still see
The vague outline
Of the rainbow heart.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Frosting on the Cake!

Red balloons on a cake ...
When sliced through ...
Create a heart so red ...
So luscious ...

But I can't give in ... alas, no fats, no sugars, no sodium.
Remember this, Clytie.
Stay away from temptation.

Look at the picture and marvel -
But keep the fork in the drawer.

It's too perfect to eat anyway, right?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Work of Heart

I found this empty water bottle in the woods.
Thrown from a passing car ...

I really like the sentiment - "Work of Heart",
But littering is still littering.

I brought it home
And put it in the Recycle bin.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Hearty Breakfast!

In my quest to find yummy things to eat that are healthy, I have discovered this wonderful cereal - complete with freeze-dried fruit bits.

I poured some into a bowl, and had to laugh.

You guessed it, a perfect heart fell out right on top!

I think I'm going to like this healthy eating!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Liken' This Lichen ...

Our cool wet winters here in the Pacific Northwest bring an amazing array of colorful lichens, mushrooms and all things fungal.

These bright yellow hearts brighten our lives and remind us that not all is dreary and dark this time of year.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fallen Leaf Heart

This lately fallen leaf
Finally let go
And gave in to Winter
After holding on for so long ...

And in doing so,
Shared it's heart.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nativity Angel Heart

She has hung over the nativity since before I was born.
Proclaiming a heartful JOY!

Mom puts the nativity up shortly after Thanksgiving.
It has become a tradition to leave it up
Until the first flower of spring

Sometimes I find a single violet in January.
I bring it to her in a tiny vase, to grace her office table.

To remind us that spring does indeed follow winter.
That JOY is proclaimed year-round!

It's good for the heart.
And the soul.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Aluminum Door

I am so surprised I haven't seen this heart before.
I have seen this door every day.
I have slammed this door.
I have opened and closed this door.
I have scrubbed this door.

And still I missed the heart!

Until yesterday, when I looked down in just the right light ...
And there it was.

Waiting for me all this time!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Home Depot Surprise

I found this odd-shaped heart ...

And the delicate silhouette of a beautiful maiden and gentleman (look at the black - they look like they are reaching out to each other across a large chasm).

All on the front hood of an old mini-van parked at the Home Depot!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

ABC's of 2009

Alright, alright ... I know ABC gum is kinda gross ...

A (already) B (been) C (Chewed)

But when I see it in the grocery store parking lot, and it is in the shape of a heart ... well, nothing is sacred!!!

I decided to name my ABC heart - 2009.
A year passed - chewed up, the flavor gone but remembered, and spat out.

Ready for a new flavor for

I'm thinking Wintergreen.
Either that or I'm just chilly this morning.

Happy New Year!