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When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Constant Companion

Ice on the window evokes warmth in my heart with the radiance of of morning shining through. Sun dappled woods soothe, with their shadowed blues. Live-oak leaves remain; a vibrant surprise and delight, threaded through slender trunks. While a dirty double pane struggles to keep out the cold, it offers another layer of intrigue for my eyes. I don't mind the slight chill when my face is pressed close to the glass, on yet another Sunday, watching the world outside this window, this window, that has become a constant companion framing blessings of beauty observed, day by day.

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39 comments:

  1. that's lovely, thanks for visiting my blogs!

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  2. i love how you have
    captured the
    beautiful gift
    of cool crystals
    on the window
    of your life
    & what they have
    to show you...
    love to you
    in such
    day by day.

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  3. The ice crystals are beautiful, as are the shadows on the snow.

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  4. No wonder why you like your window - beautiful and every day different view...

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  5. I've always loved frost on the window panes!

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  6. What a lovely view of the world through your window.

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  7. beautiful and soft, like your words of cotton cushioning around a soul

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  8. What a splendid capture with the frost so crisply defined and the blur of the colors in the background - such diversity from Her basket this morning!

    These images you've been posting lately simply take my breath away -- I would love to have them in a contemplative deck of cards to lead me inward.

    And your writing is compelling in its honesty and depth.

    I wanted to post yesterday on Entwined, but every time I turned to the image and the poem, all I could do was rest in its essence.

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  9. "framing blessings of beauty observed, day by day"....beautifully said. The beauty of the scene is spectacular - I love the deep blues, and the icy etchings through which the view is seen. Just looking at the photo and reading your words was a great blessing to me, this morning. Thank you!

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  10. thank you dear ones for your generously kind comments. You have no idea how heart-healing it is for me to know that even though I don't get out often, I can still reach out into the world in this way and connect with beautiful souls.

    I feel deep gratitude toward each and every one of you.

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  11. My eyes could not figure out the photo upon first view and the ice on the window, to me, looked like a gathering of little fairies blessing the view. What a great shot. Lovely words Laura. Nice that your companion is so beatiful.

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  12. Your beautiful words have such a calm, soothing effect........lovely!

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  13. This morning I am open to your gifts of photo and words. Thank you for sharing your window to your woods and your heart.

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  14. Your heart is so lovely Laura.

    The live oaks here delight too. And the privet, amongst the bare others.

    Such pretty frost.

    xoxo

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  15. A most excellent shadow. Cold, yet warm, harsh yet delicate.

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  16. and we too, feel gratitude for you... that you do keep reaching out, stretching your limbs to all of us, and gracing us with beauty that is all around us and inside us...

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  17. Beautiful image and words, turning something ordinary into extraordinary, the way only you can do it...
    xoxo

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  18. It's beautiful that you can accept that window as your constant companion... and still be grateful and adore all that is around you... shadows and chill as well

    Love and hugs Laura!

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  19. So beautiful!! Love how you've captured the icey morning..and put magical words with it!!!

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  20. My favorite part of the day is raising the blinds in early morning and looking out from my bedroom window onto blue dawn. Soemtimes I catch the first rays over the top of the white pines. The beauty and solace never cease to amaze me.

    So lovely, Laura.

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  21. Thank you for this fully engaged moment. I swear I feel that pane, too.

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  22. Ice crystals are so beautiful, and I love how yours catch the light! They make a beautiful foreground for the lovely soft blues and browns outside. A stunning picture!

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  23. With your talent even the simple window looks so expressive.

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  24. You are amazing Laura...your view of the world blesses me over and over again. Thank you Laura. ((((Laura))))

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  25. that's a real beauty Laura - there's so much color within that wintery scene! and as cold as it is, with the frost clearly dancing across the window pain, there is a warmth that resonates. I also love the contrast of clarity in the crystals, and the softness blurred in the landscape - most lovely!
    may you have the sweetest of dreams tonight, and the most restful of sleep.
    love and hugs, Karin

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  26. Absolutely beautiful! If I had such a view from my window I'd be spending much time gazing through it! That's so lovely. I hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  27. yours is a beautiful window to be peering through.

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  28. What a beautiful shot! Love it.

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  29. Like the way you "framed" your perspective... no snow and ice in these parts, but I will try to remember the tip when we next holiday in somewhere cold ;-)

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  30. Thank you Laura, and I do love this picture!

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  31. And ice is no longer cold. It's such warm delight.

    Just perfect, Laura.

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  32. Your photo "talks" to me, it's super. And you do remember being thankfull for having nature close to your home, you are a strong woman ;-)

    Have a nice week!

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  33. such a gorgeous view from the picture and your words. so great to have met you and to follow your blog.

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  34. You capture such beauty through your "dirty double pane" windows. I have always lamented my dirty windows, but no more! I will look past that to the blessings beyond.

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  35. laura-this photo takes my breatH! the richness of color and the sparkly frost... beautiful. and your words to match. just beautiful.

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  36. But I think this is my favourite of all the photos on the page - just the way the sunlight catches the frost!!!

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