Project Alicia : I heart bleeding hearts.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I heart bleeding hearts.

I found a new fav today- completely by chance. And no, these are not mine. If you knew me you would know I once killed a cactus. True story. I have the blackest thumb of anyone I know. But my neighbor on the other hand has a gift. I ventured in that direction. And low and behold... The most beautiful, perfectly sculpted, little hearts. I am not sure why they are called bleeding. I will have to do some research when I find a spare minute. They do weep a bit, but they certainly don't look like they are bleeding to me. And they most definitely don't make my heart bleed. Quite the contrary. They are a curious, magnificent creation, just screaming to be photographed. I'll have to get out with my macro again one of these days. Until then, enjoy the few I managed to capture. A May treasure...

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(Psst... this one was taken with the macro lens.)

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This is part of my 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge. It runs through May 15th. Just four more days!

If you want to play along, you can add your pics to my 30 Days of Spring flickr group, you can tweet it using the #30dos hashtag, or you can do a post and share it here at project alicia. (The linky is over at Day 1.) Do as little or as much as you feel up to. Grab the button and start snappin.


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The important part is to not let these hidden treasures go unnoticed.

22 comments:

  1. Aren't they beautiful? I can't decide if I like the pink or the white better.

    ~tricia

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  2. The photos are stunning. I love bleeding hearts. You've captured them perfectly.
    Dana

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  3. I've never seen bleeding hearts before but they are beautiful. I will have to see if they grow where I live.

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  4. Gosh I have never seen anything quite like it. I don't think we have them in NZ. They are amazing - reminds a bit of an exotic bird about to dive too. Stunning xx

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  5. These are beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen these before.

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  6. Stunning! The first shot of the white heart is definitely my favourite!

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  7. I too adore bleeding hearts. Just beautiful shots!

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  8. Lovely photos - I too was born without a green thumb but love looking at other people's handiwork :-)

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  9. I have always heard of them...
    But have never seen them before...
    Wow, I was missing out...
    they sure are beautiful

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  10. I didn't know they came in pink or white! We have two pink plants in our front yard and I just love them - I hope that with time they grow (we don't have the best luck, either!).

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  11. Oh wow - those are gorgeous. I wish I could find some in my area.

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  12. these are beautiful! I love bleeding hearts, but I don't think I've ever seen them in person...maybe they don't grow in my part of California! I'll have to try to track some down some day!

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  13. It is like heart has been cut from the middle and the inside is bleeding out:)
    I don't know why I haven't liked the flowers before, maybe because I tough they were old peoples flowers but maybe I'm now old enough to have that.
    Beautiful shots. T think if I buy it I prefer white one.

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  14. That was me before... is there some difficulties in blogspot or what.
    Henrietta

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  15. Wow, I need those in my yard! Are they really called bleeding hearts?

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  16. We just planted one yesterday! They're $9 at Walmart! Go get yourself a little slice of happiness :)

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  17. Oh I love these! Both the flowers and the photos! :)

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  18. beautiful! I love your photos, they are just breath-taking! I love bleeding-hearts, also. Seeing your photos reminded me of the plant I bought when we moved into our house, I killed it. I'm thinking I should go out and get another, maybe I'd do better this time :)

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  19. omg I'm jealous of how gorgeous, detailed, and colorful these photos are. I need to invest in some bleeding heart just to photograph ;-)!

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  20. and I need a macro lens....sigh.

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