2/6/13

52 Photos Project: Hearts



The prompt for this week's 52 Photos Project is "Hearts".  Here's my image:


When our friends, Jan and Greg, purchased ten acres of property toward the Oregon coast, they had a lot of work to do to turn it into a home.  For one thing, the property had to be cleared of the dreaded Oregon Blackberry and Scotch Broom.  They also had to create a pad for their manufactured home, which involved wiring, plumbing, directing water from the river nearby, and other major tasks too numerous to mention.  We visited them early on and I went around with my camera finding the diamond in the rough.  I spied this heart on a stepping stone hand made by Jan's deceased mother.  Eventually, I made a photo book out of my images as a house-warming gift to them.  This image was the cover image.  The book was entitled, "Home is Where the Heart Is".

To see more hearts, visit the gallery.

21 comments from clever and witty friends:

Kate said...

What a great gift idea. Great photo!

Jan said...

Wonderful photo, precious story, great gift idea...you are a priceless friend.

Happy Wednesday and God bless you!
Jan

Mommarock said...

Bummer! So sorry. Just when you don't have a bunch of bindings to hand stitch..or a few quilts to sandwich. Well, those tomatoes will look fantastic later in the year for the efforts that you take now.

Holli said...

Lovely!

Vickie said...

That was super nice !

Angel and Kirby said...

That was a great gift. The stepping stone is beautiful

treadlemusic said...

A very special gift indeed! Such photos/subjects are overlooked by those in the midst of the chaos and those are the memories to be cherished later. Thoughtful of you to seize the moment so creatively! Blessings, Doreen

quiltzyx said...

I love the idea of a photo book house warming gift! Great cover shot too. :D

Lynne said...

What a wonderful story and a thoughtful gift.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

That was so thoughtful of you!

Lynda Otvos said...

Thoughtful gift and your photos are so beautiful, Barbara, this gift will be treasured for generations. What a considerate and attentive gift.

Stella Nemeth said...

What a wonderful story. Those photo books do make great gifts, especially if the book tells a story and even more if they couldn't have taken the photos themselves.

alwaysbobswife said...

such a heartfelt gift ... you are a lovely friend to be treasured forever :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful picture and story!

Teresa in Music City said...

That's a beautiful story Barbara! I love hearts of all kinds - this picture has been Pinned :*)

Alexa said...

I'll just add my 'bravas' for a beautiful image and a thoughtful gift!

Jenny Fisher said...

I love creating photo books and this is such a wonderful idea for a gift. I am also a keen heart hunter so love the idea of a heart-stamped stepping stone. Your book title was perfect.

KatieQ said...

That was such a sweet gift. I'm sure they treasure it.

desertskyquilts said...

That touched my heart.

Junebug613 said...

Lovely photo! What an excellent and thoughtful gift!

Bella said...

OK, what an excellent capture - and such a thoughtful gift to your friends. I'm sure it meant so much to them.
Thank you for sharing!