Monday, February 3, 2020

Love In Nature And Home

I often see love in nature when spending time there.  Here are a few photos of love in nature and in the home. 
The first flower in Winter.
Love heart-shaped rocks,
and especially ones with words on them.

The other day I saw a tree filled with black birds, and it was a sight.  There was a dozen of them, and their song was loud.
Somebody hung their tennis shoes on the power lines right next to the tree at the park.
Mama bird loves her babies so much, she made a nice nest for them, and it's the biggest nest I've seen.
This squirrel was having fun playing
with the tarp around the tree.
I thought this red berry bush was beautiful.
I saw this cup at Tuesday Morning,
and had to buy it.
I think it was meant for me.
Lovebirds at home,
 and Yellow-billed Magpies.
Valentine cards for the granddaughters.
Ever since I remember, I sent my kids Valentine cards, the ones we gave out in school, and continued to do this when they were adults.  Now, I send them to my grandchildren.  These cards show a different image when you tilt them.  I think they'll have fun with them.

(Nel and Jess, it was between the flamingos or Harry Potter this year).  ; ) 

loves you,
loves you not,
loves you.



Sandi said...


I do not understand the shoe thing. Why do people do that?

CiNdEe said...

I collect heart rocks too and I love birds. The valentines are so cute. I got the kids t shirts. and will send a card also. It is Friday this year so will be at work. It is also my anniversary on the 13th so a favorite time of year for me.(-: Hope you have a fabulous week!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely photos!

R's Rue said...


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The flamingo cards sure are cute! And it's neat to see birds in pairs....oh and rocks in the shape of a heart! So many beautiful things in nature when we take time to notice! Love your red rose! Happy Monday!

Pilar said...

Sheri, you take the most beautiful photos! Wishing you a wonderful February!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Love is a power that can keep us occupied for a lifetime. How wonderful it is to discover its potential within us to share with the world. I also love how you noticed love in nature. I tend to see a tenderness, even amongst the realities of nature's need to survive sometimes in a brutal way...there is a love there that created it all.

Sheri dear, I hope all is well and I don't think I told you but my husband had a successful surgery and the results were BENIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Louca por porcelana said...

Lovely pictures,my friend!"Love is all we need"!Hugs!

Susie said...

Hi Sheri, I loved all your pictures. Today would have been my mom's birthday, my gosh I miss her so much . Your heart shape rock made me think she would have loved that. You know my mother loved purple the best, so the purple tint in the flower is what she would like. :) I am so glad you still send valentines. I try to remember that too. I think your grandgirls will love them. :) Blessings to you, love you, xoxo, Susie

Chatty Crone said...

As usual - I LOVE all your photos - each one could tell a different story.
The first flower was gorgeous - love that color.
I see the heart shape in the rock.
One thing I do love are flamingos - why they are so cute to me I don't know. I think squirrels are cute too - but have had so many in my attic - I am about done with them.
The truth will set us free.
Love, sandie

Jeanie said...

This post reminds me that spring will indeed come. I love the heart rock, Faith, and I'm such a sucker for flamingos, I couldn't help but smile! Loads of loveliness here1

handmade by amalia said...

The red berry bush adds such a brilliant color. I love it. Personally, I prefer to keep my tennis shoes in the closet, but each to his own.

Patricia said...

Birds and squirrels: what a treat for us, Sheri. I have only seen a Blackbird once, in England, and I remember it to this day. They are so often met in song and poetry. Ha, people toss their sneakers over the power lines in Australia too - I wonder why they do it? And yes, you are right, that mug is definitely meant for you!

Kelly-Anne ♥ The Diary of a Country Girl said...

What a lovely glimpse into your world, Sheri! That berry bush is just beautiful!

So sweet that you send Valentine cards to your grandchildren!

Hope your 2020 is off to a marvelous start!

With love,

Marilyn Miller said...

I just bought a Valentine to send to my grandson. You have two lucky little girls. Loved seeing the magpies. Not sure they are around my house. Love red berries! That maybe be a squirrel nest in the tree. We have nests like that that belong to squirrels.

Rose said...

OH, I LOVE that red berry bush! I would love to have one, whatever it is. and the lovebirds are adorable, as is the squirrel.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely and heartfelt images.

I think that squirrel was attempting to bite pieces of the tarp off to take to it's nest.

One of the many wonderful things about winter that I enjoy is how easy it is to see last seasons nest in trees.

Enjoy that beautiful rose for me. I won't see flowers growing until April and even then I will need to go in search for them.

Lovely February to you!

Carla from The River said...

I always enjoy your photos and words Sheri, thank you.
Happy Valentine's to you.
xx oo

Ann said...

Too many pretty things, where do I start?
I love the heart-shaped red rock with Faith on it
as it reminded me just now how important it is
that we have faith in our hearts. I collect mugs, and that mug
with 'the truth shall set you free' is really lovely.
Just imagine drinking in that mug at the start of the day
and be reminded to be honest, I think would be a much better
place if we all start our day using a mug like that hahaha:)
I love the flower pics, and of course the flamingos♥

Have a wonderful day, love, love. ♥


Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - Your photos as always tell so much about your heart. You capture the best things through the lens of your camera. I hope you will tell me what those lovely blue and white birds are. We do not have them where I live. What handsome fellows! I am sure your grandchildren are going to love the valentine cards. Whew it is hard to believe Valentine's day is just around the corner now. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks too for your visit and "encouraging words". Hugs!

Bety said...

Lovely pictures!

Thank you, Sheri for your photos. I love too the heart rock and I don't miss gathering when I'm by the sea.
Happy Valentine's to you.

Tanza Erlambang said...

lovely red....wonderful bird nest
thank you to share beautiful photos.

roughterrain crane said...

Happy Sunday to you.

It's me said...

Love you Sheri.....❤️❤️❤️ Love Ria ❤️

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi,my kind and sweet friend!Always a pleasure stopping by and seeing again your adorable pictures...I wish you a lovely Sunday! My Aunt Juliet is 96th years old today and she is celebrating this with a party.I am going there,I think it will be great!Blessings,dear Sheri!

Natalia said...

Very cute photos, the heart shaped rock is very pretty!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Dear Sheri,
Your delight with life is a blessing. Not everyone truly "sees," the details, joy, whimsy and beauty that our sweet Lord has provided with us. Your graceful spirit shines brightly and I appreciate you so much!

Walking the Bean said...

Love the shoe shots! That's always been one of my favorite subjects. You captured nature beautifully. Hey, do you remember those little old-style valentines cards we used to share in elementary school!? And maybe in a paper sack? The good-ole days.


Susan said...

Lovely post, Sheri. Great photos, too. Loved all. Susan

baili said...

thank you for sharing love around you dear Sheri :)

only soul 's eyes can find such treasures :) Nature is packed with messages of love for us indeed ,wait for us to stop and gaze and grab to glorify our day and uplift our soul!

your tradition for giving cards to kids is beautiful my friend ,i think these are eternal gifts and make us stay with our children forever :)

i found this cup lovely with quote it had ,which makes it SPECIAL
wishing you more peace and happiness in days ahead dear friend!