Monday, February 3, 2020
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”
~ Khalil Gibran
I saw these X’s & O’s – symbols of hugs and kisses – etched on a tree a few weeks before Valentine’s Day 2020 at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania and presented the image in sepia to enhance a nostalgic feel.
I’m not sure how long they’ve been there, but I first photographed them in October 2014, just before Sweetest Day – that image was posted on this blog as “X’s & O’s” on October 15, 2014.
Monday, February 13, 2017
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
~ Henri Matisse
Beautiful flowers pop with color in the window of Fragrant Designs Florist, Belvidere, New Jersey, greeting the town reflected in the window on a rare warm February afternoon just after Valentine’s Day.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
"What the heart once owned and had,
it shall never lose."
~ Henry Ward Beecher
Beautiful North American female cardinal waits for her true love - a
North American male cardinal fluttering nearby - to return to her side
a few weeks before Valentine's Day at Trexler Memorial Park,
Monday, February 2, 2015
"For you and I have a guardian angel
On high with nothing to do
But to give to you and to give to me
Love forever true."
~ "True Love"
~ Cole Porter, 1956
North American male and female cardinal find true love
together a few weeks before Valentine's Day at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
"Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help
falling in love with you."
~ "Can't Help Falling In Love"
~ from Elvis Presley's 1961 movie "Blue Hawaii"
You can almost hear a nearby jukebox playing
the great Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love"
as you and your sweetie share a shake with two straws
in this Retro Valentine.