Sitting outside drinking my morning coffee recently, my gaze centered on the billowing clouds resting over the mountain. As I turned to pick up my book my eyes finally saw what had been right in front of me all the time - a beautifully draped heart-shaped necklace of leaves. The wind had coaxed the two trailing ends of hanging ivy to hold hands and the result was another of nature's sweet surprises. I have edited the photograph in PSE 8 to help light up the heart shape to make it distinct from the rest of the green foliage.
(Wanda of Moments of Mine lives on a big piece of beautiful land in Ohio. During her frequent walks over hill and dale she takes pictures of all the heart shapes she finds - on stones, in branches, tree trunks, flowers, etc. So Wanda - here's another heart for you!)
I could not let this heart find go to waste, so spent a little time seeing how I could play with it in PSE 8. Below is one of the results I came up with. I added a texture to filter out some of the foliage behind the heart shape, and changed the colors.