Thursday, February 28, 2013

Goodbye Hearts

I found a beautiful picture of Hearts that were going to be made into a necklace.

Image by perpetualplum

I decided to take pictures of some of my hearts on some different backgrounds.

I turned the photo to see how it looked.

This is another one I turned.

Back to the first photo. Here's the completed necklace.

Image by perpetualplum

And the necklace on a mannequin. At least I hope that's a mannequin.

Image by perpetualplum

It's hard to say goodbye to a month full of Hearts, but don't be sad, Giraffe #207. It will be back next year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Can You Believe I Found Even More Nature's Hearts?

And all of the Hearts today are leaves.

Image by mRio

Image by jeici 1

Image by Cuyahoga jco

Image by Tobyotter

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This looks like a mother leaf with her two children.

Image by The Keenes (aka Meechie)

A Heart under the water.

Image by LaUrI's FaV's!!

Leaf Hearts at night.

Image by Cassandra Kinaviaq Rae

Image by Lel4nd

A few not-quite leaves: The first is a spathe, a large leaf-like bract that encloses a flower cluster or spadix, as in the jack-in-the-pulpit or calla lily. (If that definition didn't help you figure out what a spathe is, don't feel badly. It didn't help me, either.)

Image by giveawayboy

And this one the photographer named Petal of love.

Image by geopungo

Giraffe #206, are you and your friends eating any Heart leaves?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Color of the Week ~ Scarlet

Scarlet in nature is brilliant. Roses are just one of many examples.

Image by Muffet

Scarlet Monkeyflower - Image by davidhofmann08

Scarlet Sage - Image by dinesh_valke

Scarlet Bugler - Image by wanderingnome

Scarlet birds are equally vibrant. Just be careful of those Macaw beaks.

Image by happy via

Image by Amine Zerhouni

Scarlet Tanager - Image by iseethelight

Not a bird, but I can't miss an opportunity to include my sister's favorite: The dragonfly.

Scarlet Skimmer - Vicki's Nature

Cherries are so beautiful in their Scarlet coats.

Image by marshlight

Image by Danakochan

Image by sandstep

I love the contrast between Scarlet and White, so I grouped these pictures together.

Garden Phlox - Image by dinesh_valke

Isn't the Scarlet beak adorable?

Cardinal - Image by thelearnedfoot

Image by Muffet


Image by freakgirl

A Scarlet heading makes this article about Giraffe #205 really pop.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

More Nature's Hearts

Some foods come in Heart shapes: A walnut half, potato, mushroom, tomato. Even a cut cabbage can be a heart.

Image by Nadya Peek

Image by erix!

Image by furtwangl

Image by stephee

Image by kool_skatkat

You can't eat this Heart Reef in Whitsundays, Australia.

Image by krossbow

A heart created by water is found in Minehead, England.

Image by Chris Coomber

And melting ice creates this Heart.

Image by Shamey Jo

This amazing Heart-shaped cave was etched by wind and water. It is found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Central Australia. 

Image by pixie_bebe

It took a long time to create the Heart-shaped cave. A casual toss by a young girl and a sweet Heart is found on a mother's bathroom floor.

Image by in the shape of a HEART

Giraffe #204, have you or your friends found any Hearts in nature?