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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

In the Hawaiian language, “Ho’i Hou Ke Aloha” means “Let us fall in love all over again.” Seeing the beautiful photos Caitlin M. posted on her blog (Blue Dot Jewelry) made me fall in love with Kaua’i all over again!

Caitlin sent me this fabulous photo from her trip:

When I saw this papaya tree in Koloa, Kauai (Hawaii) last week, I thought of your blog. Hearts up and down the trunk!

Heart shapes climbing a papaya tree in Koloa, Kaua'i (submitted by Caitlin M.)

Heart shapes climbing a papaya tree in Koloa, Kaua’i (Hawaii)
(submitted by Caitlin M.)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Yet another heart-shaped gem from Sylvia W.

Two, actually:

While photographing Holstein dairy cows recently in Delta, BC, I was captivated by two young cows who shared both an enclosure and a heart-shaped mark on the forehead. Who could resist such sweet, innocent faces…especially when they had love written all over them (literally)?

Two calves with heart-shaped markings (submitted by Sylvia W.)

Two calves with heart-shaped markings (submitted by Sylvia W.)

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I’m fairly certain Victoria is the Hedge Capital of Canada. Cypress hedges. Boxwood hedges. Cedar hedges. Lilac hedges. Escallonia ‘Pink Princess’ hedges. If it’s green and grows upright, you can bet someone in Victoria has made a hedge out of it.

And where hedge meets manmade object, out come the clippers and the Edward Scissorhands style of hedge-trimming.

I spotted this heart-shaped hedge-hole at the corner of Neil Street & Cadboro Bay Road. I took the second photo (which I include only as an example of the Victorian hedge’s pre-eminence over the lowly road sign) just a few blocks away.

Heart-shaped hedge-hole for a fire hydrant – Victoria, BC (photo by Stephen Lund)

Heart-shaped hedge-hole for a fire hydrant – Victoria, BC (photo by Stephen Lund)

Street signs consumed by some corpulent shrubbery – Victoria, BC (photo by Stephen Lund)

Street signs consumed by some corpulent shrubbery – Victoria, BC
(photo by Stephen Lund)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

From Contessa Arabella S. Casati from Modena, Italy, where she is (of course) heiress to the balsamic vinegar fortune…along with her twin sister Ariel:

While vacationing on Galiano Island last weekend, I was struck by the quaint shape of the sprinklers in a lovely garden I was strolling through. The quaintness (is this a word?) was made greater by the fact they were red.

(Yes, Contessa…’quaintness’ is a word. As is ‘pretentiousness’. Not to say that your pseudonym is pretentious. Or even that your pseudonym is a pseudonym….)

Heart-shaped garden sprinkler – submitted by Arabella Casati

Heart-shaped garden sprinkler – submitted by Arabella Casati

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

From Malcolm L. (who was with me when I first started spotting hearts in the Grand Canyon…the seeds of inspiration for this blog):

This was on the penultimate day of my 300-km coast-to-coast walk across England. After walking in the rain for 12 of 14 days, it seemed fitting that when the weather finally cleared it left this behind. The second photo is of the view into Great Fryupdale from the exact same spot the puddle was. Of course, an hour later it was pouring rain again.

(For my brother’s sake, I hope this heart was a symbol of his love for hiking and not a prelude to his encounter with the sheep on the road up ahead!)

Heart-shaped puddle along the Great Fryupdale in North Yorkshire, England (submitted by Malcolm Lund)

Heart-shaped puddle along the Great Fryupdale in North Yorkshire, England
(submitted by Malcolm Lund)

The Great Fryupdale – the most "breakfasty" sounding dale in England

The Great Fryupdale – the most “breakfasty” sounding dale in England.
(The name derives from Freya (some fair maiden of yore) + Hop (“valley” in Old English) + “dale” (for a dash of redundancy).

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Dear members of the Vancouver Photography Meetup Group,

I am not stalking you. Honest. But as long as you keep snapping pictures of hearts – and as long as our mutual friend Sylvia keeps bringing them to my attention – I expect you’ll keep getting featured and applauded here at My Heart Shaped World.

I must say I really like this one, photographed by Sharon W., who says “I actually didn’t realize there was a blue heart until I loaded into Lightroom.”

Subtle blue heart behind a vivid blue stairwell – photographed by Sharon (Vancouver Photography Meetup Group)

Subtle blue heart behind a vivid blue stairwell – photographed by Sharon
(Vancouver Photography Meetup Group), August 2012

I encourage you to take a peek at Sharon’s portfolio of magical shots at bluechameleon.com. That’s where I found the image below. Look carefully and you’ll find a couple of small red hearts…

"the grind" by blue chameleon photography (June 2012)

“the grind” by blue chameleon photography (June 2012)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

From Courtney S. – Victoria, BC:

Was up late doodling a company logo for my photography business…shared this on Facebook and my friend Darren (one of your blog’s biggest fans) suggested I send it your way 🙂

Oodles of hearts in Silly Love Photography's logo doodles (submitted by Courtney Sinclair)

Oodles of hearts in Silly Love Photography’s logo doodles
(submitted by Courtney Sinclair)

As an aside: Courtney’s illustration takes its creative inspirations from the Polaroid Land Camera Model 95 – Polaroid’s first commercially available instant photo camera, circa 1948.

Polaroid Model 95 (1948) – the first mass-produced instant camera

Polaroid Model 95 (1948) – the first mass-produced instant camera

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