Posts Tagged ‘hearts in nature’

Rock Inclusion Heart

August 28, 2011

It’s been decades since I cracked my last geology textbook, so I might not have my terminology just right- but I think I’m close on this one. I’m going with metamorphic rock, with a vein of quartzite bearing an inclusion of another rock type. Now it could also be that the heart is so-called country rock, and that the quartzite vein is in a sense the inclusion in the larger mass of rock that surrounds it.

But what it really boils down to is this: it’s a found heart. Right?

Tree Debris Heart

August 25, 2011

I can’t tell exactly what kind of tree-droppings these are. The point is, as always, that they:

1. Form a heart

2. Just as I found it

3. Now you get to see it too

4. Enjoy!

New Cloud Heart

August 22, 2011

Wow- it’s been months since I’ve posted a so-called heart of the week!

It’s not that I’ve not seen them, or photographed them, no!

Time just seemed to slip away this summer, but I’m back. I didn’t really go away, of course.

Just wanted to let you know that I think I’ll post a heart of the day for a bit until I get caught up.

Sound okay?

Sidewalk Snake Heart

May 23, 2011

Who’d a thunk it?  I’ll tell you who: not me, that’s who! Just color me very surprised indeed to find this find during the dogwalk.

New Cloud Heart

April 4, 2011

Sometimes, dontchaknow, my head is in the clouds,

or at least my eyes are drawn upwards. Almost always

a happy experience. Save for the time I got nailed in the

forehead circa 1979 by a bird.

Moss Heart

March 13, 2011

So green and fuzzy!  So springy and non-wintery!

Green Heart on Red Apple

March 6, 2011

For Judy B, the opposite of one she described to me.

Underwater Rock Heart

February 28, 2011

From the beachfront of my youth on Lake Erie. A honkin’ big slab that I tried to take home, but it was a bit like an iceberg. So it stayed, but the image came with me.

Finding Found Hearts- a story

February 22, 2011

This came from Barbara, who runs ArtWorks Studio School near where I live & work. She hosted the booksigning/poetry reading/slideshow a few weeks ago…

Hi Rick-

I have a funny story to tell you.
When you first came in to Art Works to hang your heart photos in September, I thought, “Oh, is this guy copying that guy that takes photos of hearts in nature?….I love that work…I’ve bought some of his cards…but this guy is really good too…so that’s cool and I love hearts in nature.”
And then you hung that beautiful show and I thought, “Wow…these are really beautiful. I wonder if he knows about that other guy?”
And then…while cleaning out my office the other day, I found the cards I have from the guy who does the hearts in nature.
I turned the card over and on the back it said, “RICK RUGGLES” I nearly fell out of my chair!!!
WOW. I have loved your work – and bought the cards – forEVER!!  (See me now doing that bowing thing they do at sports events when someone does something amazing)
It’s even inspired me and I have 2 little rocks that are heart shaped that I keep on my desk, and have for years. There’s magical thing about those hearts in nature…..
I had to share this story with you.

Featured Artist @ American Frame

February 16, 2011

I love American Frame. For their printing, framing, the whole shebang. Not just because they honored me by making their Featured Artist!

Check it out:



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