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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Small Bowls

Small bowls accepting


This gift of seasons changing


Snow awakens Spring

I was able to step out onto our front walkway to discover these blessed early tulips pushing their way through the soft earth yesterday, the second day of Spring. It snowed all day. This morning is bright and the clouds are clearing. Perhaps some inner clouds too? In this breath, yes, most certainly. In my meditation this morning I focused on one word. Hineni. Here I am. Announcing myself with my breath to the morning, much like yesterdays tulips and snow, and today's  radiant sun. Hineni. Here I am.




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44 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Laura. The leaves do seem like receptacles that aren't upset by the snow encountr.

    You're so much kinder than I about the spring snow. :)

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  2. Beautiful! And beautiful the photo of the hardy brave little tulip poking up through the snow. Our snow is long gone here, and I can smell the earth stirring when the sun warms it. It is awesome! The eternal cycle, which goes on no matter what.

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  3. such lovely haiku. may you be like those tulips, blooming in your own time.

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  4. ~good morning my dear friend...with all you have bestowed upon me as of late my heart and spirit have been filled with such love and i thank you greatly for your words, compassion and kindness and for allowing me to be silent...your words and images this morning...refreshing and renewing..."here i am"...breathing deeply and accepting all that you are and all that surrounds you...beautiful...i hope all is well with you and yours and much love light and blessings be with you always~

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  5. beautiful image, and AT LAST even if you did get snow, to see the earth in New England. I smile.

    the chip:monks made it through a tough winter!

    Blessings and sunshine

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  6. You were outside and you have tulips! Our flower beds are still under mounds of snow but I have visions of tulips working their way through the dirt. I can hardly wait ~

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  7. How "brave" they are!!! Once it warms up a little there is no stopping Spring--it is definitely on its way. Your haiku is lovely too. Have a joyous and blessed day. Mickie :)

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  8. wonderful photo's! beautiful haiku!

    Yay for spring!
    thank you

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  9. what a creative shot.
    I love your blog btw, it's very inspiring and uplifting. ^0^

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  10. How lovely to find a tulip peeking through the snow! What a gift! Thank you for your well wishes, all is going well inside and out. :)

    Lois

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  11. How lovely, Laura!!! I'm excited for spring (I feel so lucky to have a vacation here in Canada!) because it's my first time to experience such season. Back in the Philippines we only had sunny and rainy seasons.

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  12. Yes, we a blessed to be. And ordinary is not bad really. When we can make a plan. Execute. And have a very ordinary day. Each is a blessing! I looked in the garden and some tulips are coming up, too. Need to get out there. It's been snowing off and on, just a little, just enough to let us remember, it's beauty.

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  13. I imagine the tulips did call to you "Here I am" what a wonderful discovery of a brighter day ahead.lovely!

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  14. Congratulations on your tulips! They must love you a lot. And how could they not!?

    xoxo

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  15. ah, awaken spring...let the melting snow feed your radiance...

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  16. Lovely. I live in the desert southwest, so we have a few short days of spring before summer-like temps come barreling in!

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  17. so pretty, so encouraging!! happy that you got outside to breath in the fresh air!!! we have lot's of tulips coming, i can't wait!!! xo

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  18. Spring takes its time- but in you it's been there, since I met you...

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  19. Lovely, Laura...the words, the picture...the sentiment.

    Thank you....needed to read this.

    Lady Nyo

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  20. beautiful photos and wonderful haiku! A reminder that snow in Japan, somewhat untimely and unwelcome, still serves to awaken spring! the gift of seasons changing is indeed a gift. good reminder!

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  21. Lovely haiku. I like the "Here I am" positive attitude.

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  22. There you are, with lovely haiku and images! It's so wonderful to see new signs of spring. :)

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  23. Wonderfully gentle haiku Laura...

    ...rob kistner
    Image & Verse

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  24. Thanks Laura,

    Reminds me of times when I reached my voice across mammoth, redrock canyons in the Southwest...to announce myself to the spirits of that place and the ancestors. Hearing my voice reverberate for what felt like miles, the echos came back to me carrying something more than what was first yelled. "I am here...We are here".

    Onelove--Tiger Windwalker

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  25. Laura, I love the way in which the little speckled leaves welcomed you as you came out the door. Can there be anything more welcoming than that first harbinger of spring? And Hineini--to find ourselves exactly where we are--the best blessing on such a day.

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  26. this is so beautifully infused with hope...

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  27. Lovely and perfect image... I liked this Haiku very much... Thanks for sharing..


    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/03/whispers-seed-and-senseless-living.html
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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  28. Beautiful capture of the tulips peeping out. Adding Henini to my dictionary. :)

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  29. Spring is so delightful. Tulips :) My mom taught me to plant them and a few other bulbs inside around now. Our tulips should be blooming at the end of the week.
    Flowers

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  30. Dear Laura - such beuatiful words. The renewal and rebirth of spring is one of a kind. So glad it is knocking on your door as well.:)
    xoxo

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  31. like cups, drinking in...lovely haiku, Laura

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  32. I feel a wonderful grateful spirit here....truly beautiful! :-)

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  33. So lovely. I've been noticing how spring comes even as winter refuses to give way, and it will have its day. So if we can just be here, as you so beautifully wrote, all is well.

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  34. Beautiful images and haiku. And what a soulful attitude to say "here I am" in the midst of spring snow.

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  35. Lovely! There's a poignancy about the last bit struggle of winter, isn't there?

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  36. Very refreshing!...love the images

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  37. How very beautiful and refreshing!! There is nothing quite like a deep breath taken (absorbing all the goodness of the world)... held, and released slowly (exhaling all those harmful toxins from within)...
    Your poem really gave me that "aaah" feeling, Laura.. thanks..

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  38. Great Hiaku !
    Living in Southern California we are spoiled to the early spring, our crocus, daffies and tulips are in full bloom, it is always a joy to see them poking through the ground !
    ENJOY
    JL&B

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