Friday, February 13, 2009

Nature Valentine

I was so excited to share a photo of a heart shaped Sunflower on my Valentine's Day blog post last year. As I was contemplating what I should post this year, I was pretty sure I couldn't top that. But as I searched through my photo folders, I came across one from Fall of 2007, that seems fitting for this special day.





The tiny red heart-shaped leaf was one of the last clinging to a branch of this shrub, so I turned it upside down and held it up against a larger, yellowing leaf to show off it's color. It was just something that caught my eye at the time. I guess it has just been waiting there in my folder, for such a time as this. :-)


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Happy Valentine's Day!



18 comments:

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Oh my goodness! That is precious! How on earth did you find that heart-shaped leaf? I don't think I've ever seen one. What good fortune that is for you:) Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

Chris said...

Cute picture!
Happy Valentine's Day

Grace Peterson said...

It's the simple things, isn't it? And good observation skills to capture the little things as you have so poignantly done. Happy Valentines Day to you too.

Darla said...

Now that's a good eye there. Love the photo.

perennialgardener said...

Isn't that something! Thanks for sharing a unique piece of nature today. Happy Valentine's Day Connie!

RainGardener said...

How sweet that is! And so perfect for your gardening blog on Valentines Day.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is perfect for Valentines Day! I've never seen a heart shaped leaf either.

inadvertent farmer said...

Wow...that is just too cool! You have a good eye, love the contrast and sweet simplicity of that valentine. Hmmm unlike other more garish valentintes for certain camels, lol!

Have a wonderful V-Day, may it be filled with chocolate!!! Kim

joey said...

One of the loveliest Valentine posts I've seen, Connie. Could not let the day pass without heartfelt thanks in knowing you, dear Valentine :)

ChrisJ said...

So creative ! You have a good eye for finding unusual things.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Oh, that is gorgous, it would make a great photo on a Valentine card. It is a keeper.

Miranda Bell said...

This is such a special little photo and quite unique too - you could sell this photo as a card... would make a change from all the rubbish you see in the shops now! Keep enjoying your garden...

Kim and Victoria said...

Very pretty and so appropro!

gardenpath said...

It is perfect! I am glad you found it.

MrBrownThumb said...

What a cool little picture.

Catherine said...

The perfect Valentine pic!
Nature is wonderful..isn't it..?!
Hope you had a beautiful Valentines Day Connie!
I am enjoying catching up on your beautiful posts!
Cat

Dirt Princess said...

God is amazing

Twizz said...

I realise this post was a few years ago, but do you know what this plant was called please? Thanks. Great picture by the way.