Thursday, February 15, 2007

My Bleeding Heart

Pink bleeding hearts. (Dicentra spectabilis)
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"A flower touches everyone's heart." ~ Georgia O'Keefe
I meant to get this posted before Valentine's Day ended but no such luck. These "Bleeding Hearts" bloom from late spring through early summer and these grew in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in the enclosed hot house. The hearts hang from an arched bough and below each is a single drop.... thus the name "bleeding heart". In flower folklore it stands as a symbol of undying love.

These last two weeks have been dark and damp and dreary here with cold days and even colder nights. Even those days with warmer temperatures have been cloudy and fierce wind and rain hit last night. Now another cold spell. But these "hot" pink flowers are just the thing to warm the heart. Every once in a while, you just need some color in your day.

Submission to Thursday Challenge topic "pink". (end of post)

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