love thursday:
love in the leaves

When I first started doing Love Thursday, I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to keep it up. How could I possibly, continually find signs of love?

Well surprise, surprise–nearly two years later, and I simply can’t stop finding them. Everywhere I go I see hearts or other shows of our greatest, most powerful emotion. And it’s such a wonderful reminder that if you’ll only pay attention, love truly is all around.

Some of my favorite hearts are those found in nature; here are some examples of leafy love throughout this past summer:

Don’t you just love naturally-occurring love?

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

23 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday:
love in the leaves”
  1. awedree

    Absolutely! I find myself doodling little hearts everywhere too all the time. Thanks for the lovely pix, Michelle πŸ™‚

    I love it! Make your own hearts when necessary πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I love that you are doing this. I have a long standing belief that people find exactly what they are looking for. If you’re looking for attitude, you’ll find it. If you’re looking for indifference, you’ll find it. If you’re looking for compassion, you’ll find it. And if you’re looking for love, you’ll find that too. Congratulations on finding love every week for two years. Keep it up.

    judy haley (coffeejitters)’s last blog post..What does it mean to vote “Present”

    Lovely, lovely sentiments, and I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks for your support as well πŸ™‚

  3. I agree with Judy. I’ve been paying more attention since I moved to Italy. πŸ™‚

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Seven years later Osama is still chilling,

    Excellent plan NYC/C gal πŸ˜‰

  4. Gil

    You either have the sharpest eye in the World for Items that look like Hearts or are very lucky. Thanks for keeping this up!

    Well I’m pretty observant, but I’m also *very* lucky in general πŸ™‚

  5. 09.11.2008

    More than enough love to go around. This post alone could have kept you going for three weeks. (What a lovely comment by Judy.)

    casalba’s last blog post..Lemon Air Miles

    Lots more love to come πŸ™‚

  6. 09.11.2008

    I’ve just found your blog and love the idea of love thursday. I’ll certainly be back for more.

    Chic Nicola’s last blog post..Marc by Marc Jacobs Faridah

    Welcome! Glad you enjoyed, and I look forward to getting to know you better πŸ™‚

  7. joanne at frutto della passione

    Every now and then I think to myself *Joanne you should really get organized and get moving on this love Thursday thing going on all over*, then I forget. Who knows maybe I’ll eventually get my act together. I do love looking at yours and Cherrye’s though.

    joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..The Omnivore’s 100

    When the inspiration strikes, Joanne, you’ll know it πŸ™‚

  8. 09.11.2008

    Nature is love! And would any of those leaves happen to be of the fig variety?

    Milanese Masala’s last blog post..Toronto’s Distillery District

    Why yes! The first one πŸ™‚ The second one is a grape leaf, and the last one, I don’t know–was growing wild (and furry).

  9. 09.11.2008

    No wonder the fig leaf covered Adam and Eve’s private parts !

    Scintilla’s last blog post..Love Thursday – not cakes and icing.


  10. 09.11.2008

    Mmmm love your leave photo’s! I have some in my flickr of my morning glorys. They look like hearts too =)

    Love it!

    Jody’s last blog post..~My Wordless Wednesday~

    Oh I love morning glories!

  11. 09.11.2008

    Of course I do!!

    I don’t look at leaves the same way anymore. I have something similar in my garden.

    And I always keep my eyes peeled for those signs of love as well!!

    My Melange’s last blog post..Love Thursday: Lunches with Elke

    Isn’t it wonderful to be so aware Robin? πŸ™‚

  12. 09.11.2008

    Love expands. Seeing things through a filter of love brings us to new places, to new heights, to new conclusions. Nothing ever looks the same after we have turned on the ability to see things with love. A leaf. A friend. A plate of pasta. A dog. A partner. Thank you for reminding us, Michelle, to see things with love!

    Diana’s last blog post..Love Thursday – 9 11 49

    So lovely! The filter of love is such a fabulous concept Diana πŸ™‚

  13. 09.11.2008

    You are amazing ..finding “love” everywhere:-) Keep it up!!!

    anne’s last blog post..The Belgium Trip….

    I shall do my best Anne πŸ™‚

  14. 09.11.2008

    I keep finding hearts in my kitchen, like today’s tomato shot. I guess it really is the heart of the home.

    Love the leaves ….


    Kath’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Ooh love tomato love Kath!

  15. 09.11.2008

    what lovely shots of love that given to us by nature…was that too cheesy?
    Happy LT πŸ™‚

    Tanya’s last blog post..Friendship

    Nothing is too cheesy for LT Tanya…we heart the cheese!

  16. 09.11.2008

    oh the pressure right…not!
    those hearts and love are everywhere ~ your shot is such an example!

    ELK’s last blog post..I “puffy” heart you

    Thanks ELK πŸ™‚

  17. 09.11.2008

    I think that love is naturally occurring because it’s all around us, and in us, in everything – like energy, an intrinsic element of life that knows no bounds or limits.

    And I’m so glad that you still do Love Thursday every week, especially this Thursday.

    Lots of love to you, dear friend.

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..In Remembrance

    Right back at you cara πŸ™‚

  18. 09.12.2008

    Hi, I ‘m new here and just wanted to say that I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog. Especially since we seem to have several things in common: First of all, it’s so nice to come across another Yellow Dog Democrat, refreshing to see another blogger who shares the same political views as I. Then of course, we do have the same first name. And when I was browsing your pictures MeMe I saw that you liked Gilmore Girls, such a silly thing, but I absolutely love that show! My college age daughter and I watch it all the time. And last but not least, that pepper steak on White Rice sure looks good. I’m going to try that!

    Michelle’s last blog post..Just A Few Things

    Pleased to “meet” you Michelle! Looking forward to getting to know you better πŸ™‚

  19. 09.12.2008

    I just adore Love Thursday. It always makes me happy and it’s such a great reminder.

    It’s one of those “find your bliss” things.

    Yet another thing that makes me grateful for you.

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..Where were you? September 11, 2001

    Aw Jen, thanks! Making new friends like you make me so happy I started blogging πŸ™‚

  20. 09.13.2008

    Love this!


    Paz’s last blog post..Mango and Coconut Sago Pudding

    Thanks Paz πŸ™‚

  21. 09.14.2008

    It’s lovely, isn’t it? I still see hearts everywhere. I need to do a better job of capturing them for posterity. πŸ™‚

    What a great collection of love we’ll have πŸ™‚

  22. Melissa

    I love that you have a day a week to look for signs of love. It is amazing what you can find when you really pay attention to the things around you. I found a new travel site that I think you might enjoy, You can review destinations, upload pics, and get info for our next trip.

    Thanks Melissa πŸ™‚

  23. Paris Parfait

    Such lovely photos! I especially like the first one.

    Thanks Tara πŸ™‚

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