Bleeding hearts

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I am pretty sure I posted this photo sometime in the past; but I am working on another photography class (Prompt Addicts) and this weeks prompt was finding HEARTS in our every day surroundings.

One day, as I pulled up to get my hair done… behind a dumpster I found these glorious bleeding hearts.  What a beautiful find.

When we least expect it, we can find beauty. And sometimes when our hearts are broken– a prompt to find our beauty and love is exactly what we need.

One of the projects my sister Sharon and I were going to work on this year was the Happiness Project.   In her honor I will continue on.

Realizing that happiness is a choice and something I would prefer to the opposite, one step at a time… one foot forward.



PS  — don’t forget to visit Beverly and our Pink Sisters

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February 4, 2011 at 10:53 am | Hearts | 24 comments


24 responses to “Bleeding hearts”

  1. Beverly says:

    Awesome photo, Claudia.  I adore bleeding hearts.
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  2. A happiness project. Brilliant. Make it a link party as well.
    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha
    I love bleeding hearts. They never looked like flowers to me but rather nature’s little lockets.
    One step forward, two back, three to the side, another forward — the dance called life. Just remember you are not dancing alone, my friend.

  3. Marydon says:

    Claudia, this pic is just beautifully captured.  So love bleeding hearts, I have several … they remind me of Mother & how she loved them.  Beautiful idea for a ‘happiness project’.
    Sending you loving hugs & warmth of the heart, my friend.

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  4. Oh to see such beautiful flowers instead of all the snow and ice around here!

  5. Claudie says:

    Will I be part of your “happiness project” this summer? I HOPE SO.
    Deborah said it all. What a beautiful comment.
    I must grow some of these beauties. Maybe when your here, we can go and buy some together, and plant them in your sisters honour ; )
    Love You
    Love Me

  6. LaVoice says:

    Love this picture of the bleeding Heart flowers.  You never know where you will find beauty, even if it is behind a garbage can.

  7. What beautiful photos and to think you found those bleeding hearts behind a dumpster.  But isn’t that so often how we feel when our heart is bleeding ~ like we’ve been left behind the dumpster?  Love your post. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hello Sweet Claudia…
    Happy Pink Saturday and I am SO thrilled to find you still finding beauty in each day. You know that Sharon would want it that way. How lovely to decide to still carry out the Happiness Project. I am going to click on that link and check it out. I haven’t heard of this before, but if you two were going to do it, and you carry that out, she is still speaking to you sweet one, and you are still hearing her speak. (through your heart, which I know is as BIG as TEXAS.)
    I love seeing the bleeding hearts, and how ironic to find them growing by a trash dumpster. I would say God was definitely speaking to you that day. Why he even painted a picture. How special is that?
    I continue to keep you in my prayer sweetie. Please know that you are SO loved. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

  9. Joyce M says:

    Bleeding hearts are so beautiful.   Remember her in your heart forever.    Hugs and prayers are going your way.  
    Joyce M

  10. Maia says:

    Happiness project sound nice, it is so much need of happiness in our lives these days.
    I like the beautiful words  min this post and the bleeding heart is gorgeous.
    Would you consider participating on Macro flowers Saturday meme some day, with your beautiful flowers?
    Have a blessed weekend!

  11. I love bleeding hearts. One of my favorite early spring perennials.. A wonderful shot of it through your lens as well.. 
    – Leslie
    Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

  12. Jeri says:

    So pretty!!! I love bleeding hearts and have attempted to grow them a couple of times – but they always die on me – I think I need to try again!!

  13. char says:

    When we lived in GA, I was able to grow bleeding hearts. They are a miracle flower for sure. Who would have thought something could be so beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  14. Hi, I was thinking about you tonight.  There is something so beautiful about Bleeding Hearts.  I love the music that you chose for your post.  I am sure that your sister watches over you every minute of your days.  Whispering how much she loves you and how beautiful you are.

  15. ldh says:

    Such a beautiful photo of a gorgeous flower.  Hidden then found by you.  That would make me happy too 🙂

  16. Jeanne says:

    Hello Claudia , your bleeding hearts are beautiful.  I too love them.  I wonder if they grow in NC.
    I am looking forward to meeting you in Canada.  Claudie is someone who grabs your heart the minute you meet her.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Warm hugs, Jeanne

  17. Gabriela says:

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Love bleeding hearts!
    ~ Gabriela ~

  18. Debbie says:

    Hi Claudia,

    Love this picture! I live on the East Coast, and we are getting hit with some whopper snowstorms. thanks for the lovely sign that spring is coming!! I love bleeding hearts.


  19. traceyclark says:

    Sending so much love your way as you are going through such a difficult time. Thinking of you.

  20. Frances says:

    I love everything on your beautiful playlist.  Oh, and the bleeding hearts are gorgeous!

  21. Amisha says:

    Oh Claudia! Condolences on your loss. Sending good wishes your way.

  22. Julie says:

    Oh my,    we and our camera’s.   We will be toting our “eyes to the world”  with us.    Bleeding hearts are the weirdest little flower.  Isn’t amazing when you really look at them that they can just grow into something so unusual in the garden.     And who decided they would be called bleeding hearts?    Don’t you just wonder  about these things?  Maybe not.
    Looking forward to meeting in person this summer!

  23. This photograph is simply stunning! Like the bleeding heart flower.

  24. Claudie says:

    Coming in to see how you are? I think it’s time to hear your voice again, don’t you?
    Julie is flying in from Van. next Thurs. I can’t wait. Much needed girlfriend time. We only have 6 nights together and I have to jam so much in. Ice skating on the canal, ice sculptures, sister Lolotte, snowmobiling and of course Randy’s cooking and wine testing lol.
    I hope your heart is healing, and that your looking forward to our meeting. I think it will be a good thing for your soul… sista : )
    An email is coming your way soon, I promise. I’m waiting on Wendy.
    Love You
    Love Me

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