2026th heart

Be the reason someone smiles today. Roy T. Bennett. This is a reminder to myself and you xx

2023rd heart

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

2022nd heart

I couldn’t leave the green one out, there’s a pair that swoop across the field near the house.

2021st heart

We’ve been hearing and seeing both the green woodpecker and the great spotted woodpecker in the trees near the house. Such a great noise.

2020th heart

The Anemones in the woods near here look like this. I’ve never seen one like this before it has all these frilly little petals in the centre. I remember when I was little I was scared because I thought my mum said there were enemies in the wood and I’d look out through the car…

2018th heart

I saw my first cowslips of the year today. I love these flowers, with their pale creamy yellow colour, their delicate little flowers nodding on their tall stalks and not least because when I think of the name ‘cowslip’ I just can’t get this image out of my head xx

2017th heart

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try and cheer someone else up. Mark Twain Rosemary from the garden, we have big bushes of the gorgeous stuff.

2016th heart

Let there be light. Blackthorn blossom. For a change I’ve done a linocut of today’s flower. It’s a limited edition reduction cut and there are 16 of them available. If you would like to buy one they are £20 each and here’s the link 

2015th heart

This Ragged robin certainly does. So many flowers everywhere on our walks I’m trying to keep up xx

2014th heart

There’s a few old trees out there not afraid to show us how it’s done.

2012th heart

I have a haze of blue behind my house. I do love these little flowers

2010th heart

Zoe has become my muse. What a lovely walk we had this morning, and everyday there are a few more bluebells so soon this will be a blue picture.

2009th heart

Allium triquetrum commonly known as three cornered leek and what a beautiful little flower it is.

2008th heart

when you walk your dogs and you see how happy they are, you can’t help but let it rub off on you xx

2007th heart

a magnolia tree, one of those that looks like you ripped up the petals, so pretty.

2006th heart

The cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverb 15:15 Hopefully it’s still ok to do this, we put the money in a jar, we choose a bunch of tulips from a little stand of farmer’s produce at the roadside on our dog walk this morning, we saw nobody. There’s lots of things to be sad…

2005th heart

Bring me sunshine… I’ve been passing this plant every morning and it has these wonderful leaves, which whether it’s sunny or not just look as if they’re dappled with sunlight. The daily heart is up for sale everyday here.

2004th heart

these beautiful subtle coloured fuchsia caught my eye today, like gentle sisters to the usual bright red and pink ones xx “your strength is soft, delicate, tender, womanly. But it is strength just the same.” – Anais Nin If you’re receiving these hearts don’t forget I’ll be loosing this site soon and you’ll have to…

2003rd heart

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill I think this little violet is the perfect example xx the original is for sale here 

2002nd heart

I feel very lucky that I live in the countryside and can easily get out for lovely dog walks. Everyday I notice a new flower or bud and the colour of the ground is changing under my feet. At the moment the winner is the beautiful creamy primrose. I thought this was a very appropriate…