Bleeding Heart #Wordless Wednesday #Live life in full bloom.~Unknown

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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76 Responses to Bleeding Heart #Wordless Wednesday #Live life in full bloom.~Unknown

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I like bleeding hearts but have never been able to grow them here. You’d think they’d love the shade of our trees but ’tis not so. Your photos are lovely.

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  2. Sandra J says:

    Were these in a pot or in the ground. I have one to plant, but I have never seen one in the ground. It says you can plant them that way though.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They are in the ground Sandra. But the bunnies are fond of chewing on them, so if you’ve got bunnies, put a little fence around them until the plant is bigger. The Bleeding Heart will bloom throughout May, maybe early June, then that’s it until next Spring.

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  3. I miss them. I had them at my old house.

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  4. bekitschig says:

    The other day at the flower shop, it was one day before mothers day here, I noticed that people do not know names of flowers!
    (One of those purple things, and two of those pink ones …)
    These flowers remind me of being a kid. We call them crying heart.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      How sad is that! And you’re probably talking about basic flowers on top of it. Amazing. Crying heart is a good description as they have the “dripping down” look. They are beautiful but do not last too long, mostly just the month of May (if the bunnies don’t get them first).

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  5. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Linda………………………………I’m speechless 0n ‘”Wordless Wednesday”…………………….in the springtime I’ve got to get all of “my ducks in a row”………………………….I started today by cleaning up on the top of all the kitchen shelves……………………………..once a year only…………………

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You are admirable Ann Marie. My mom and I argued about the top shelves inside the kitchen cabinets for years. This was dishes and glassware that never got used. I said “we’ll wash them when we use them”; my mother would frown and say “I can’t open the cupboard and see film on glasses.” Oh well. On top of the cupboards are duck decoys and Early American knickknacks … I should be more diligent like you.

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  6. Dave says:

    I was going to say “hearts on strings”, but they actually look like little ducks with their heads pointed downward, especially the first few photos. Beautiful.

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  7. Joni says:

    Those are beautiful Linda. I’ve never seen them that close up before.

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  8. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful, delicate little flowers. Nice photos!

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  9. Ari says:

    Bleeding Hearts are one of my all time favourite flowers (that and Snakeshead Fritiliary) I had never seen white Bleeding Hearts before. So beautiful.

    I had 3 Bleeding Heart plants when I lived in England, I didn’t want to risk transporting them so I gave them to my parents. I need to get more because I miss their delicate beauty.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I like their delicate beauty too Ari – they almost don’t look real, like the blossoms are too perfect. The pink variety are more popular here in the U.S. Well, your parents lucked out getting your established plants; I hope you can get some more for this home. I looked up the Snakeshead Fritiliary as I was not familiar with the name. Very pretty and delicate – no wonder you like them so much.

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  10. Laurie says:

    Those are beautiful, Linda. Are they in your yard? I used to have bleeding hearts, but they don’t like me. They all died.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Laurie – glad you liked their delicate beauty. No one else asked me if they were from my garden – just you. No, they are from the Green Team Garden in a nearby park. I have been going over there a few times a week to see what perennials are up (including the tulips which I used for part of my Tulip Time 5K walk which I’ll be writing about in a week or so). Last year these high-school-age gardeners planted Lantana at the Garden and I got all the Monarch and Swallowtail photos. I planted bleeding heart plants twice and both times the bunnies chomped them down to the roots before they even bloomed!

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  11. Just dazzling flowers! Spring brings us back to life, or a different more colorful way of life than winter was. 😀🌹💙👍

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked them Martha … Spring does dazzle us with color after a blah landscape all Winter. We had a cold spell here for nine days with frost warnings out every night. I am surprised all the blooms made it okay.

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  12. Gee…..I wonder how they ever got their name??
    Great shots Linda! Best day for shooting flowers is a overcast day.

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  13. Beautiful!!! (I wish they would grow for me here…)

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  14. Oh how I love bleeding heart flowers Linda! I planted them at the first house I bought but never planted them here. Your pictures turned out so good!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you – glad you liked the pictures Diane. I love them too. They are so delicate aren’t they? Most of the time the bunnies around here like the hearts and eat them right off the stem.

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  15. Ah, ’tis the month for the bleeding heart to bloom! Great photos, Linda! It looks like your area has gotten enough rain to make them grow. I find the white ones fascinating. But the pink ones are my favorite!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, the month of May for bleeding hearts to bloom here and by Memorial Day, they are just blah and boring. They keep saying we are low on rain with moderate drought conditions, but to me, the walker, it seems like we’ve had a lot of rain. This morning for instance and I walked when I thought it was over … wasn’t quite done yet, but at least I didn’t get soaked. To gardeners, like yourself, you have likely already been out with the hose or watering can. I like the pink ones too, but the white ones were such a contrast, I had to include them too.

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      • Yes, they do look quite blah by then. I don’t know if mine will have even bloomed by then?! We got sprinkled on too – but it was mostly like a tear drop, each rain drop felt was on an eyelid. LOL.
        I’ve only been watering the bleeding heart – I think it’ll be interesting to see if I get any flowers this year or not.
        Thanks again for sharing the beauty around you!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        We had a really warm April, so that’s likely why ours bloomed so quickly. Then most of May, until the last five or so days, we have had frost advisories out every night.

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      • WOW! We had that last week, I hope we’re done with frost now!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Me too but the 90 and 91-degree days on the horizon are extreme too! (Maybe I’m just a malcontent!)

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      • Ah, the joys of living in a state with all four seasons! 😉

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes – nothing like a little variety. Today is like a day in July!!

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      • I agree! And we’re finally getting rain yesterday and today. Sorry to say, it’s likely heading your way.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yep – we are getting some rain tomorrow and maybe a storm on Sunday. I hope to work over the long holiday getting the front and back yards in shape … I don’t want to work outside this weekend in 90 degrees.

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      • Sounds like a plan. I did get to work outside in our heat yesterday – the pollen was THICK, but with the softer soil due to rain it was easier to weed. I hope the holiday weekend is nice so I can do more too.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I did nothing this weekend outside – I had decided it was too hot as I had too much to do, but we had rain yesterday morning and I have all electric equipment. I do have manual shears, clippers and also a push mower, but that all takes much longer – they are okay for in between (or come July when the heat burns the grass to a crisp). I hope it is nice for the long holiday as I will be spending at least two days out there.

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      • It was a muggy weather weekend. We had storms in-between. I did get some gardening done, and trimming. Now that the catalpa trees have started to get leaves I can plant my annual seeds. I’m with you, I hope the holiday weekend is nice so we both can get outside and enjoy it!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        The long-range forecast looks good – whew! I like to get a walk in first, so three days are not only devoted to the yard, because then I start to resent it.

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      • Yay – I just checked our forecast too – looks like one of the better Memorial Day weekends I’ve seen in a long time. I agree with you – all weekend devoted to yard work makes it not so fun! Enjoy your walks in between the hard work!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It will be nice to not have sweltering temps – I’m no fan of this heat wave. You’re right – you’ve convinced me … some rest for the weary and let there be walks! (Just come home prepared to work!) I may take Saturday off as we have that all-day soaking rain Friday.

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      • I hope your weekend is going well. We’ve had frost, sun, rain – all a typical Memorial Day here. We just got back from a walk right before a downpour, so that made us happy!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Oh for goodness sake! I took yesterday for myself to enjoy and did a virtual 5K and visited three other parks, so walked 6 miles altogether. I needed the break as we had computer issues for over a week and I got behind here at WP because of it. I devoted today and tomorrow to yardwork but it was a gorgeous day for yardwork, cool and sunny.

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      • Yay – your post about your virtual walks was great to read. 6 miles!! YAY! I’m glad to read you took time for yourself and enjoyed the day in your garden.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Thanks Shelley – glad you enjoyed this post. I have the Tulip Time post pictures done, just have to write it and the last virtual 5K shirts/medals are not ready until after June 13th, I did get everything done in the garden, but feel like a Mack truck ran over me. I feel badly as I’m so far behind in Reader.

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      • Rest and recover and wait for the heat that’s due to arrive this coming weekend!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Today was a little better … just a pickup truck ran over me, not the Mack truck. I can’t say it’s because I’m older though because I can remember feeling like this years ago. I one time put down countless bags of lava rock one Memorial Day weekend and I had taken that week of the holiday off. So worked hard for the three-day weekend and on Tuesday my mom and I were leaving to go to Toronto until Sunday. My hands and fingers were so sore, it was difficult to hold the steering wheel. Ahh, the joys of gardening. Going to be a scorcher this weekend.

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      • I hope you feel better today, maybe like a bicycle ran over you instead of a pickup truck! LOL. It’s a good thing that we ‘forget’ how we feel after working hard so that we can keep doing gardening year after year.
        Stay cool – it’s gonna be a scorcher for sure!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Maybe even a unicycle! Yes it is … you forget how you felt and get out and do it again. We have 90 degrees and a hot week in store, probably similar to what you have. Shelley – I am so behind in Reader, one week behind and caught up some last night, but still behind. We had computer issues at work (again) … things are getting back to normal, but it is two weeks today since the crash and it affected some alot of my “off time”. I will catch up but staying in chronological order for now. Thank goodness we didn’t get the stormy weather they had originally predicted.

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  16. Prior... says:

    such an uplifting wordless wednesday with such a pretty “bleeding hearts” flowers – pink ad white both pretty but I also (like shelley) like the pinks a bit more

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  17. We don’t have those around here… but I wish we did. They are so beautiful and someone gave them the perfect name. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      They are so beautiful and delicate looking. Glad you liked them Janis. We don’t have the agave plant you featured one time around here, so I wish we did. Their blooms only last about a month unfortunately and then it’s just a plain green plant the rest of the growing season.

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  18. Pam Lazos says:

    Bleeding hearts have gone viral in my yard, Linda. 😘

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  19. These are precious flowers!! Little hearts. I don’t think I’ve seen these around here…now I’ll stay mindful to find these.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Another fellow blogger, Janis, also from California said the same thing – you don’t have them there. But, I’ll bet you could order them and they’d thrive in your nice weather. Bleeding heart plants are beautiful, but only blossom with the rows of tiny hearts for a month, then that’s it for the year unfortunately. Good luck finding them.

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  20. proud Mary says:

    Wow! am amazed,their lovely

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