Mother Nature's Valentine
While on my daily walk I happened upon this lovely gift from Mother Earth. It appears to be a heart shaped seed pod that has deteriorated over time. The hard outer layer that had once protected the inner seed has faded away, leaving behind a delicate lace exterior revealing its content, a brilliant red seed. This photograph does not do justice in capturing the delicacy and beauty of this earthly treasure. I took it home and gently placed it in a cabinet where it will remain along side other small wonders that I have collected over the years. I know I can not stop the process of life and that eventually this gift will fade away but I will enjoy its beauty everyday until all that is left is the memory of this precious find.