This photograph is dedicated to my husband and son:
In 2014 my husband had open heart surgery and in 2015 my son also had open heart surgery. I am lucky that they are both alive and now healthy. I bought the bleeding heart plant in their honour. Every time it blooms I feel so much tenderness inside that it's a wonder my heart doesn't burst.
interesting the shapes of this small flower, looks unusual, I never saw a similar I presume. nice to hear your husband and son passed by this dangerous situation and are safe with you, life and its challenges.
What a beautiful sentiment to Rob and James, two guys to be proud of and I can imagine how you feel each year it blooms.
The image itself has the Featherstone flower magic about it. I like how the flower tinten comes back in the stem and leaf.
A creative take of the tenderness theme and into my choices.
A wonderful image with a H E A R T warming text, Kath. I remember your worries and it was ours too during this time. As if one heart op wasn't enough but you had to go through a second worry period with your son. Sometimes life is just so complicated and not fair ... but also full of wonders like operating a heart. Fantastic contribution to the TOM. It is not only a lovely image but also a great text and gesture too.
I don't know if you did a negative vignetting on this image or not but it certainly enhances the colors and contrast to the middle of the image and particularly on the flower underscoring your feelings of a heart almost bursting! Nice tribute to the health of your husband and son as well as to the physicians and nurses who made this possible.