1/12 Love is best when it's a tinge knotty. JamesPutnam captured this heart-shaped wonder in Port Coquitlam, B.C. 2/12 No B.C. love-liness is complete without a summer-love-at-sunset shot, Vanier Park styles. Photo by Tom Wiebe. 3/12 Lovebugs. As Kyle Bailey (aka 'Da Big Cheeze') says: Voyeurs, all of us! 4/12 Who says derby girls can't emote? Thanks to Todd Holbrook (Dream Theory Studios) and the Terminal City Rollergirls for this shot. 5/12 Buttons = the true indicator of love. titledplane hearts public transit. 6/12 D'aw! Do you what you love, llama. Do what you love. Photo by PiscesDreamer in Delta, B.C. 7/12 The Blackbird provides the script: "Come home straight after school, sweetheart." "Okay, mom!" 8/12 Can we love our bikes more? Photographer A-K- thinks so. 9/12 Love may be found even in a hellishly rainy February. Courtesy of sam-a-lam-a. 10/12 Vancouver is for lovers. Long, hairy lovers. Captured by tbuys. 11/12 Just wait for the other foot to drop? Photo by ajadawn. 12/12 Morning-after love. Post-riot, visitors to Vancouver's Hudson's Bay Company share some heartfelt comments. Thanks to PiscesDreamer for this one. Previous Next If you're one of those Valentine's Day haters, maybe this photo essay isn't for you. Not to say we simply slapped together a picture set of smooching lovers and called it a day. Actually, well, there is some of that. (Our favourite is the lovebugs: yowza!) It's true, there are plenty of reasons to write off this time of year. It's cheesy, it's commercial, it's exclusive. Doesn't it just encourage excessive candy consumption, the skeptics cry. And why limit our expressions of love to just once a year? Why not year-round? As it turns out, that's just what many of our readers do. If The Tyee's Photo Pool of reader-submitted photos is any indication, there's plenty of bleeding hearts in our family. Try it yourself. Plug "love" into the search function and unearth a charming smorgasbord of things you B.C.'ers lust for: sunsets, berries, mammals hugging other mammals, misty mornings, moonlit nights, your dogs, other people's dogs, and, most adorably odd of all, treefrogs. You love treefrogs a lot. I guess we do, too? Regardless of your holiday leanings, we hope these photos, or at least that ridiculously silly llama, put a little love in your heart this weekend.