My sister and I took a walk along the Willamette River in Independence, Oregon last weekend. The winter/spring rains have taken their toll on the riverbanks ... yet the erosion has a bright side - it gave me this heart!
Independence is known for it's 4th of July celebrations ... complete with parade and fireworks. I can't wait until this weekend!
Howard and Freddy are two of my most favorite people in the world. Howard is 83 (next month 84 - NOT yet). He and Freddy have been married for more than 60 years. They are still as in love today as the day they walked down the aisle.
We could all learn a lot from these beautiful people!
They have a beautiful little house out in the country, and they keep the yard and gardens immaculate ... though it's getting harder, and they need more help now.
This is one of their whimsical garden ornaments ... and it is my favorite.
A weathered and windblown heart, Still bravely facing it's world.
I was waiting for mom to get out of the doctor's office, in the middle of town. I'm so glad I decided to get out and look around (camera in hand, of course!) because I found this beautiful curb heart. I didn't even notice until I was finished that a King City Police officer was watching me carefully ... I hope she went back later to see what I was finding on this curb!
Just up the parking lot from the doctor's office I found a second curb heart. Not just a heart, though ... do you see the bird right above it?
When I started looking at her work, I was amazed at how many many random hearts she has found in her world! She definitely has the eye and heart for these elusive beauties! Dani is from Macedonia - I love it that random hearts are the same all over the world!
I look forward to including Dani's beautiful hearts in many future Guest Heart Thursdays.
Susannah captures my heart with every post she makes on "Wanderin' Weeta" She lives in British Columbia, Canada, and finds the most amazing - and tiny - critters, plants and other things that most of us (myself included) would never think to look for.
Susannah has taught me to look for the tiny things in life. They hold awesome beauty. Like these encrusted bryozoan - one of which is shaped like a heart!
I find, when I am walking, that I tend to have "Wanderin' Weeta" moments now - and when I do, I always find beauty. Thank you so much Susannah. You are amazing!
But then again, I love her blog in general! She finds the best of "The Springs" and brings it to life. I lived there for 3 years, and miss it so much. Tamera helps ease that hurt. Thank you so much, my friend!
And look what my friend Halcyon over at "Jackson Daily Photo" found - an entire plate full of hearts for breakfast!!!
Brings new meaning to the term 'eat your heart out' !!!???
Thank you for finding these hearts - BEFORE you ate them!
A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in Random Heart Thursday!
Have you found a random heart? If so - I want to hear from you! Leave a comment here, or send me an e-mail (see my sidebar for info). Be sure to indicate that I have your permission to feature YOUR heart photo here.
"Changing the World - One Heart at a Time" - Deann
The Pacific Northwest has been inundated with rain for the past several months. We have recorded enough rain this month to make it the second wettest June on record - and there's still most of the month left to go!
During one of the torrential downpours, I found this cascade of water falling from the roof of the abandoned church down to the cement below.
If you look carefully, you can make out the heart in the center!
I love the delicate yellow and orange of this beautiful buttercup heart found by Jeannette over at Mysteries.
She also surprised me with the information that hearts are a recurring theme in Delft blue dishes - and warmed my heart with some memories of her childhood spent mostly in Holland.
For those of you who don't know Jeannette, she is a very gifted artist who continually touches my heart - you really need to check out her work!
Thank you for these hearts today, Jeannette! I will now keep my eyes open for Delft blue heart dishes!
Cheryl over at Nostalgia: Today and Yesterday found this heart-filled sky for her Skywatch Friday post last week. Look closely. How many hearts do YOU see?
I'll give you a hint - there are a BUNCH!
And does everybody know that Cheryl has a second blog?
No? Well the secret is out now - you can find it HERE!
Because she also found this beautiful fluffy moss heart to share with the world!
A personal note for Cheryl - I love the way you see the world - and share your world. You are one of the reasons why Random Hearts was started, and I appreciate your warmth, support and beautiful comments. Thank you!
Beth over at Expect the Unexpected found this beautiful heart in silhouette while she was at the beach. Isn't it amazing?
Beth is a wonderful and gifted artist who continually delights me with her talent and whimsy. You can see her beautiful artwork, including her amazing 'cloud paintings' at Beth's Artworx.
Thank you to all who participated in this week's Guest Heart Thursday!
Have YOU found a heart? If so, I want to hear from you! You can post your heart, and leave me a comment here, or you can e-mail me and either attach your heart, or a link to where your heart is posted. For e-mail information, please see my sidebar. Please be sure to give me your permission to copy and use your heart on Guest Heart Thursday.
I am so very humbled and honored that so many people have found so many hearts and thought of this blog. It brings tears to my eyes, and joy to my heart.
"Changing the World - One Heart at a Time" - Deann
Judy over at Lilac Gate takes the most amazing flower pictures I've seen. Her macros show plants in a way I never knew existed!
Like this gorgeous glowing bleeding heart.
I was so excited to hear that Halcyon over at Jackson Daily Photo was going to post a found heart. I was even more excited when I saw it!
This is MY KIND OF HEART!!! And it is PERFECT!
My friend Cheryl over at Nostalgia: Today and Yesterday had the unique and wonderful opportunity to met a cyber-friend for lunch - to meet face to face for the first time.
Cheryl has been blogging a series of shrines and missions - complete with beautiful pictures and histories. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, Cheryl!
Anyway, her friend had been visiting a shrine, and came across a woman in need who made this beautiful palm frond heart.
I am in awe of this beautiful ornament. Simple, delicate and stunning. Thank you so much Cheryl for sharing it with all of us!
And how could I forget this post my sister Beth at Expect the Unexpected shared a long time ago. In fact, I think she forgot she posted it!
Her daughter had found this oddly-shaped M&M and gave it to her mom - A beautiful chocolate heart!
What a delightful gift. The absolute best.
Have you found a Random Heart? If so, I want to hear from you! Please send me an e-mail (see my sidebar for information), or just leave a comment here (with link to where it is posted along with permission for me to use it) and I will find you!
HAVE YOU FOUND A RANDOM HEART? If so, please join us for Guest Heart Thursday!
Where each week, beautiful hearts from around the world are linked together in one place!!! The Guest Heart Thursday Link is now open all week, so you have more time to add your heart!!!
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"Changing the World - One Heart at a Time ..."
THANK YOU NINA P.
"Though life may try to trodden, flatten and change us, our Heart and Soul remains!"
Because random hearts are everywhere! In nature, in coffee, in piles of trash. In fact, finding hearts is very addictive. The more you find, the more you see. I hope you come to the place where you can't help but notice the hearts of YOUR world!
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be near the ocean. Unfortunately dreams don't always translate into reality. At least I now live near the woods of my childhood, where I can take long peaceful walks and remember the fun we had growing up.
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