Thursday, February 10, 2011

Green Heart in Nature


Nature has a way of showing us that they are in tune with our human celebration, such as Valentine Day. This gigantic leaf is in a heart shape!


I have been visiting the Belle Isle Conservatory for years, but really didn't pay attention to this heart leaf before.  Has it always been there, or is it something new? I don't know!


After looking around, and inspecting the root system, I realize that this heart leaf has been there all the time. I probably didn't pay attention to it, or didn't visit it at the right time. Have a great weekend!

Linking to Photo Challenge-Valentine, Macro Friday!

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20 comments:

  1. When we pay attention we sometimes see wondrous things. A giant leaf heart for Valentine Day is as good as it gets!

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  2. Love your use of the leaf as a valentine! Just becoame a follower!

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  3. a fabulous green magical heart...I am dazzled!! Beautiful!

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  4. I think I have seen a reddish variety of this heart-shaped plant. I love it for being waterproof. It simply amazed me when I was little.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. That leaf is huge! Perfect image for the approaching Valentines Day.

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  6. I love your take on the theme! Great photos.

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  7. Love the last shot of the underside of the leaf.
    Wow, it's huge!

    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  8. Maybe you were so weary from winter that you were seeking splashes of color?

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  9. That is amazing....what a huge leaf and so cool that it is a heart!! Thanks for linking up!

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  10. It's funny I have those exact same leaves on my doorsteps and have never stopped to realise that they are heart shaped. I'll never look at them in the same way again!

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  11. I can see what you mean, it is so wild that it's more than a leaf if you really look with artist eyes

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  12. Icy, that is so cool, it is the perfect heart shape and beautiful, rich color. I am the same. I visit the gardens or the conservatory and many times see things I never noticed. What a treat.

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  13. Hi Icy, WOW fantastic heart shape and I love the colors and pattern when the light shines through!

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  14. That's a huge leaf. I think it's a tropical plant but take my word for it. I am not much of a botanist.

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  15. It is amazing how we notice things that were there all of the time. I really like the shots you took.

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  16. It is a beautiful leaf, great photos Icy. With all the gorgeous flowers at Belle Isle I can see how you might have missed this plant.

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