Heart in the Shade


I found this heart on the golf course. I don't know what kind of plant this is, but the shape and color of these leaves was perfect!

To see more "found" hearts, check out Clytie's Random Hearts blog. I heart it!

Edited to add: Apparently this plant is called caladium.

Despite some airport delays, I got back safely from Germany yesterday. It was great to see my MiL and all our friends. The weather was cool the first couple of days. So much so that I had to go out and buy a jacket! But it warmed up towards the end of the week and we got to enjoy plenty of time in my MiL's garden. I'll have some pictures up on my travel blog in the coming weeks. Funnily enough, I didn't get one piece of comment spam the whole 10 days! I guess my warning worked.

Now it's time to catch up on all the work that piled up in my absence!

14 comments:

Olivier said...

un beau coeur naturel

Leif Hagen said...

I've seen these plants before - lovely! My mother would know its name!

Amelia said...

These are caladiums - a shade loving plant...this is sure pretty.

Kate said...

It's a beauty, and how fun to come across it unexpectedly.

Halcyon said...

Amelia: Thanks for sharing the name. They have these all over the golf course, but most of them are all green. I just love the splash of red in this one.

brian stout said...

Yep, caladiums, they grow great in a shady flowerbed!

Jacob said...

We had lots of these at our Ocala house...in red, white and just plain green. We called them Elephant Ears!

Glad to see you're out on the golf course.

cieldequimper said...

Trouver des coeurs c'est toujours chouette. Déjà de retour... C'était bien ?

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a nice heart :)

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

You already got the name. We used to have them but the frost got them and we never replanted.

Hilda said...

Thank you to Amelia for the name. They're found all over here but I never bothered to find out what they're called. ;)

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a good time.

Dani said...

very very beautiful heart... :)

You can stop by and have a look at my random hearts.

http://snowflowers25.blogspot.com/

Sunny said...

Simply beautiful and the perfect color too.
☼ Sunny

Clytie said...

What beautiful hearts! I really love their deep red color - I don't know if it's because they are in the shade, or because they just grow that way ... but your hearts are BEAUTIFUL!

P.S. - Welcome back - I'm glad you had a good time! Lookin' forward to some photos!