Found hearts

While hiking at the Mill of Kintail last week, I came across this heart rock on one of the boardwalks.

Rock painted with a purple hear

A few weeks ago, I woke up and looked out my bedroom window to see this collection of hearts on my neighbours’ lawn, in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Over the years, I’ve encountered heart-shaped rocks in several locations, including during a Habitat for Humanity build in Bolivia. That heart became part of the foundation of the house we built together.

My niece went to an amethyst mine near Thunder Bay and brought me back this sample.

Heart-shaped amethyst

When I come across an unexpected heart, it always makes my smile. I think we all need a little lift these days, am I right?

May my found hearts help to lift yours. What are your favourite hearts?

9 thoughts on “Found hearts

  1. marianbeaman

    Thanks for the whole-hearted lift today, Arlene. I think heart shapes in nature are even more significant than 4-leaf clovers.

    There’s much to love in this post, especially your volunteering in Habitat for Humanity in Bolivia . . . perhaps a purple heart for that!

    My favorite heart is the heart my husband drew for the family tree in my memoir.

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      Oh yes, that would be a good one. I have never found a four-leaf clover, but my daughter has found several. I guess she is luckier than I am. But I do seem to stumble upon hearts quite often, so I’m lucky in a different way.

  2. Ally Bean

    My favorite heart is a small heart necklace made of diamond pave. It’s about the snazzy piece of jewelry I own. Z-D got it for me on my 40th birthday, which I didn’t handle all that well. Until I got some nice jewelry.

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      I had to look up pavé – I’d never heard of that before. I can picture your necklace now. It would be beautiful, and the perfect thing to turn a birthday around. But, 40? – pish tosh. ‘Tis nothing! I just turned 58, and life gets better every year.


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