Thursday, May 3, 2007

bleeding hearts

I found these heart-shaped flowers on my street. Because I grew up in a concrete jungle, in a different climate, I had never seen them before and was intrigued. My 10-second google research revealed that they're called 'bleeding hearts,' which to me sounds hopelessly romantic and depressing at the same time. Whoever named these must have been seriously love-struck at the time. To see more of these little pink hearts hanging in neat little rows, go here.

6 comments:

isabella said...

Pink perfection!

Leena said...

They are wonderful flowers, but we use them very much on the graves just
because they are like broken hearts.
the beautiful photograph.

Z said...

Pretty in pink ... just looking at the flowers and based on their shape, I think bleeding heart is a very apt name.

Nathalie said...

Now how can you do a google search when you don't have the flower's name but just a photo of it????
I'd love to know!

LOVELY SHOT!!!

AinZ said...

nathalie--I just typed in 'heart shaped flower' and found sites that had pictures of the same type of flower, so I was able to identify it.

Carol E. said...

Beautiful shot.