Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hearts!!






























It's a sweet day, Valentine's Day. There's the sentiment of love between two people. Sometimes there's chocolate involved, there is the possibility of roses or even diamonds. I offer you 'Bleeding Hearts'. A beautiful tiny 'flower' which grows oh so delicately on a vine. I have cards, framed 5x7's or 5x7's which you can frame with your personal choice. Check them out in my Etsy shop. Oh, the endless romantic....click on the photos for more info!

36 comments:

Triz Designs said...

so beautiful, I've never seen these before! what lovely flowers and photos! gorgeous!!!

Kim said...

oh these are beautiful Amy!!!!
isn't Mother Nature beautiful :)
and you have captured the shapes and that gorgeous pink wonderfully :)
Happy belated Birthday to your wonderful Mum TOO!!!
the collage is so creative and your Mum must have been over the moon with it :))

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Triz, I had not seen them before this past summer...they are tiny, tiny and grow on a vine...they grow in white as well...like beautiful lanterns...yes?

KIM!!! You're back...I've been thinking of you all afternoon today...wow, moving always presents unexpected events, like computers blowing up...hope you are all settling in and back w/ us on-line...Mom loved, loved, loved the collages...she can't see very well, but she has a great 'gadget', not unlike a computer screen which magnifies everything greatly, so we poured over both boards so she could really see...she was very appreciative of the work that went into them...got to love her for that...I'll pass along your good wishes to her...big hugs...you've been missed...:)))))

BK said...

Wow, this are truly beautiful! They do look like heart; definitely a great gift to give to someone special. :)

Kim said...

thanks so much Amy..
it's really good to be back online :)
I've missed you and your wonderful posts too :))
ps I think I need a magnifier for my screen too or a new pair of glasses ;)

Azure Islands Designs said...

What beautiful flowers, the colors in the photos are so vibrant, perfect for Valentines Day...but I also think these would make lovely Easter cards...

Cheers

Dori said...

These are so beautiful!! :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you BK...I have given them as gifts for many occasions!!!

Kim...hugs...:)))))

Heather, my friend Sue, is a heart girl all the way, and I sent her a one of the cards for Christmas...she was thrilled....yes, it's a multi-holiday gift for sure!!!

Thank you Dori!!

Deronda designs... said...

Oooh, bleeding hearts. I've had them in my gardens for a long time. They are just gorgeous.

Lynne said...

Oh! I love bleeding hearts! It's too dang hot in TX to grow them.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Deronda...I must try growing them this Spring...the climate is good for them in RI...these were from the garden of a friend!!!...maybe white as well!

Lynn, you're so right...they would just wilt in Texas...way too delicate for that kind of heat!!!

Shinade said...

Oh these are beautiful Amy. I fell in love with them when we lived in Maine.

They are natural to that state and grow wild everywhere.

I am back blogging. I just missed everyone way too too much.

I have added you back to my favorites so I can visit and not miss any goodies!!
Hugs,
jackie

Sweepstakes Girl said...

Beautiful flowers and blog! Happy Top Dropper Day!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Jackie!!!! Welcome back...hmmm, the blogging bug never left you...it IS an amazing connection w/ fellow bloggers around the world...I look forward to seeing your beautiful photos as well...the Bleeding Hearts are sooo pretty...I lucked out that day I took these...maybe white ones next Spring!!...take good care...see you round and about...:))))

Thank you Sweepstakes Girl!!!..please do drop by again!

bikudesigns said...

Gorgeous photos of such interesting flowers.

Henson Ray said...

Great photos! I wish Spring were here already!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

bikudesigns...they ARE interesting flowers...they are the size of a dime or smaller...it was the color which first grabbed my attention, then I fell in-love...will be planting some come Spring!!!

Oh Henson...after the spill I took on the ice last Sunday, and ALL THIS SNOW which now has a thick coating of ice on it, my sentiments exactly...glad you like the pics...

Emila Yusof said...

beautiful and unique flowers! what a great prints!

Jo Hoffacker said...

Absolutely stunning!

Mizé said...

Hi. very beautiful flowers and pics. Pink ones are my favorites.
I never saw this ones before, they´re simply awsome!
Good Monday.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Emilia...I love these as well and hope to grow some come Spring in Rhode Island...

Thank you Jo!!!!

Hi Mize...I had never sen them before last Spring...I still have alot to learn about gardening and flowers...it seemed like everyone I spoke to knew that there are 'Bleeding Hearts'...now we know too!!!

Christy DeKoning said...

Ahh...l'amore.

Bloody beautiful hearts you have there Amy :-)

THanks for all the drops - you never give up on me do you? I appreciate it even when I seem to be elsewhere for long long loooonnng periods of time.

kml said...

I love their fragile beauty - and you captured them perfectly!

Michelle said...

I LOVE THESE PICTURES!!! My dad used to grow these in the front yard for my mom. I miss seeing them. They seemed to bloom all year, (well except Winter, of course!)
Thanks for sharing!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Chrsity Gal..au francais...perfect for these gorgeous little flowers...I will always visit your blog, always drop on your blog until the day one of us decides to stop blogging...you are, in my humble opinion, one of the most gifted gals, and I dear friend, am very loyal...:)))))

Thank you Kathy...knowing just how tiny they really are,and w/ YOUR eye, I so appreciate your feedback!

Thank you Michelle...your Dad must have been quite the romantic to grow them for your Mom...that is really sweet...I can't WAIT for Spring to roll in so I can plant my own...these photos were from another garden!!!

Deb DiSalvo said...

These are PERFECT for Valentine's Day! So pretty.
Cheers.

Mizé said...

Hi Amy. You´re right, living and learning.
I never saw any bleeding hearts here and I´m not sure if we have them in Portugal.
I´m a gardening fan but I also have a lot to learn.
Good Wednesday!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hiya Miss Deb...I think so too...but, no bites so far...boo hoo...LOST TONIGHT...we'll talk!!!

Mize, I would wonder if they grow in Portugal...you will have to let me know if you find any!!!

Lady Lynn's Boutique said...

This is gorgeous! Great work!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Lady Lynn...so glad you like!!!

Sweepstakes Girl said...

I am back again! I loved the flowers so much that I featured them on my blog. Check it out: http://theworldiscolorful.blogspot.com/2009/02/heart-flowers.html

Meg said...

really beautiful - the colors are amazing - great eye!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

THANK YOU Sweepstakes Girl...thank you very much!!!

Thank you Meg...they grow in white as well...I'll be looking for them come spring...glad that you like!!

jinx1764 said...

Beautiful flowers, love the picture!

ZAJA Natural said...

I had some of those growing in my front yard, until my fiance and my silly cousin chopped them down by accident (with a machete.) I ask him to go get a weed whacker and he comes home with a freaking machete and goes all Madagascar on the yard.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you jinx!!!

Z, this is by far the funniest comment I have ever read...I have to put it someplace where I can refer to it when I need a good laugh...and, um, sorry about your Bleeding Hearts..:(((