Valentine’s Day Is Near

I’ve said before that I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.  Mainly because I loathe the color pink and because of all the cheesy commercialism surrounding the holiday.  Plus, I’ve always thought that if you love someone, you should be able to show them every day, instead of waiting for a holiday and settle for tossing a card, a rose, and a box of chocolates at them.


I’ve always been the type to give handmade gifts to my friends and family on birthdays and holidays, and Valentine‘s is no exception.  I do this half because I find it much more personal and meaningful than something store bought, and half because I’m too poor to purchase things for people anyway.  [^_^]


Over the past few years, my mother and I (I got my mother into photography when I gave her my old Sony HX1) have been taking photographs of things in nature that look like hearts during our various hiking excursions.  We’ve discovered rocks that are shaped like hearts, moss shaped like hearts, even tree limbs that when viewed from the right angle, look like hearts.


Heart Rock


Why am I telling you folks this?  So glad you asked!  Why buy a cheesy Valentine’s Day card for your significant other, friend, or family member when you can put more thought and effort into it by picking up your camera, looking for a heart shaped something-or-other in nature, and making a card by hand?  Trust me, they’ll appreciate it!


Until next time…






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