Maryland Blogger: Bleeding Heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Kentlands Photowalk

Bleeding Heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Kentlands Photowalk

Bleeding Heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Kentlands Photowalk

 

Bleeding Heart flowers are very small and could be easy to miss during photowalks. You need to be careful with your focus and the camera angle when photographing them. This photograph was taken in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

 

Subhash Sharma  "These lovely bleeding heart flowers which are also known as "Dutchman's breeches", "Lyre flower" and "Lady-in-a-bath" were first introduced into England in the 1840s from Japan by the Scottish botanist and plant hunter Robert Fortune. There is also a legend from Japan which tells a story of how the bleeding heart flower came to be. In the story, a young man tried win the love of a young lady. He did this by giving a pair of rabbits (which are the first two petals of the flower), a pair of slippers 
(which are the next two petals of the flower), and finally a pair of earrings (which are the last two petals of the flower) to the girl. She continued to reject his affections, and, heart-broken, he pierced his heart with his sword (the middle part of the flower) which caused the bleeding heart."

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Dublin, Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.

 

 

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Bleeding Heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Kentlands Photowalk,

Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8579
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • May 22 2017 06:06PM

Comments

Roy,

What a beautiful capture of a bleeding heart.  They are one of my favorites.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) 24 days ago

I've always loved bleeding hearts.  I don't know a lot about different flowers but we had these when I was a kid growing up, so they are a little nostalgic for me. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) 24 days ago

Great picture

Thank you.

 

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) 24 days ago

These are lovely Roy.  Such an adorable and vibrant flower!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 24 days ago

Mom had Bleeding Hearts growing in her garden.  And, for a while, they grew in mine.  Our's were more of a deep fushia pink however.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 24 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 24 days ago

Good morning Roy.  I was unfamiliar with these bleeding hearts.  Thanks for showing me nature's beauty.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 24 days ago

Those are so cool, I have never heard of them or seen them before now.  Thank you for sharing with us!!!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 24 days ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 24 days ago

That is a unique bloom I haven't heard of or ever seen.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 23 days ago

They are rightly named, Roy and perfectly shaped. Nice photo.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional) 23 days ago

Thanks, again, for stopping by. Your feedback is always appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 23 days ago

We expect early afternoon thunderstorms in Maryland. This morning is the time for outdoor activities.

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