Scottish Seashore Heart
Asphalt Heart in our driveway
Heart peeking out through winter ice
A small segment of Allie's Garden of hearts
Sea Glass Heart... from the Barbados
Brick shard heart from St. Andrew's, Scotland
Gathered on my visit to celebrate Allie's PhD Grad
Bird Feeder Heart
Love... going down the drain... Unstaged! Really!
Love... in the making.... in the dead of winter!
"Foamy" hearts... from the tin... every time I shave!
Our beloved Mr Chips says it best Folks:
"Home... is where the Heart is!"
Little wonder that the creative minds of musicians, poets, artists, artisans and architects latched onto the heart as a template for recreating harmony and whimsy. The heart trumpets its magical presence and the power of love in its very form... as no other geometric shape does.
I spend so much "quiet" time with Nature that the discovery of a new heart... in a new place, in itself is not surprising in any way to me. However, each discovery '"touches my heart" and beckons to me to share the experience and object with those whose "hearts" are open to the mystery of its creation... and my finding it.
My dear daughter Allison and I had a ritual that lasted right up to her passing. On each and every visit to see/be with her... I delivered a heart that I had found on the way to that visit to her. It was a ritual that led to her window ledge becoming the "heart depository."
It is a ritual that I have continued on my nightly walks. Every night I return with an example of s heart to add to our growing garden display. Visitors have made it a special site to photograph... and I am always anxious to share the Heart Story with them. "The beat"... goes on!
Hearts appear even during winter... on frost-etched windows,stone walls, grassy areas in the snow of our bird feeding stations.
Finding a Story of Love... within Sorrow and Loss
Yesterday afternoon, Deb, Joan and I met in Kingston to celebrate my (??th) birthday. After a delightful birthday brunch treat at the Toast and Jam Eatery... we went down to Allie's Ginkgo tree memorial and hung lovingly crafted "heart gifts" created by Deb to brighten a colder than usual February 14th Valentine's Day. I thank Deb for taking time (on her own initiative) to provide this colorful and uplifting tribute for us all. We all departed feeling better about our lives and the blessing of life that was ours to share.
A Heart ... within a heart
Even Love.. in the smallest doses counts... in the big picture
Hearts can be warm... even in the cool shadow of winter
Love... lifts me higher
Hang in there everyone! Share your love!
So on this very special Valentine's Day, I send along to all of you my,,,heartfelt" wishes for rich Blessings of Health, Joy and Happiness.
Good Painting ... to ALL!... and ...Happy Valentine's Day!!!