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Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Blessing For Life Unfolding





By years and by hours 
our lives unfold
sepals * petals * blossoms 
leaves
revealing the essential
beauty that we
hold.



May we grow into each moment with slow tender attentiveness
blessing each day with our unique presence;
illumined from within, radiating joy
for the gift of simply
being here
now.


Happy Easter to my Christian friends!
While I do appreciate the Easter greetings from everyone, knowing that they come from a place of love, I do not celebrate Easter, I am Jewish. Pesach is coming to an end, on Monday evening.

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54 comments:

  1. Nature is so full of energy and optimism at this time of year....lovely images.

    Enjoy your day!
    Ruby

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  2. With you I am fascinated by the return of life each spring -- thank you for the beautiful photos of that amazing rebirth!

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  3. excellent words it touch my heart and excellent shots..macro shots.
    congrats

    HAPPY EASTER, DEAR
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/04/my-anguished-soul/

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  4. Wonerdful post! Happy Easter and Happy Spring!Mary

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  5. Beautiful shots of Spring, Life is blooming

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  6. I am feeling so good looking at your pictures.

    They seems to be my old friends who I meet everyday.

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  7. Oh, such great photos. I like the way you play with the aperture.
    My first visit here. Thanks to your comment.

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  8. A gorgeous & inspiring couple of posts... beautiful in their simplicity iykwim...

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  9. It's the cycles and connections of nature that keep me grounded. Just beautiful, Laura.

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  10. As I catch up with your last few posts, I see a thread emerge - the photos tell as much of the story as your words. Light and dark. Life and death. Sun and rain. And your remarkable ability to occupy the space between polarities, the pause between inbreath and outbreath.

    I celebrate your steps outside! Such great news.

    Blessings to you dear one.

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  11. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for the visit. Rabbi Heschel was a wise man.

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  12. Oh..these are absolutely beautiful! A wonderful series of unfolding..of blossoming..of spring becomings!!!

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  13. Beautiful budding plants for a beautiful season of the Year. Your post says what Easter means to me -- a day to celebrate awakening, time for new beginnings, new hope... I think that's a universal Spring wish. 'Happy Easter' for me is just a short-hand term because I am not as articulate as you are!

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  14. Blooming, yes we are. Your pictures are stunning.

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  15. you have captured such expression in you images and words here .. i always so enjoy a visit to your space...

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  16. Good Pesach, my dear friend and sister tribesman;) I hope that this holiday has been a joyous one for you and your sweet family. We had a wonderful seder on Tuesday. All of my daughters came home for it and it was lovely.

    As always, such a beautiful post. Your photos of springtime rebirth remind me that we are always growing, always changing, always evolving.

    Love you, sweet one.
    Deb

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  17. Thanks Laura for visitng TODAY'S FLOWERS!
    If you send me some takes, I will post here as Guest Friend!
    If you agree!!!

    Thanks
    Luiz Santilli Jr.

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  18. Hope your Passover was filled with family.

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  19. Very beautiful shots and words!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a nice and happy week****

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  20. So many faiths celebrate the rebirth of the earth at this time of year. Blessings to you all....

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  21. "May we grow into each moment
    with
    slow
    tender
    attentiveness ...
    radiating joy for the gift of simply being here now."
    Pure deliciousness, my friend Laura. I close my eyes and say the words again. "May we grow ... "
    Oh, you bless me with each visit. Good Pesach to you and yours!

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  22. It's so uplifting to see new life begin! <3

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  23. Oh the wonder of a swelling bud, holding promise of new life.
    Hubby and I have been watching an iris bud, just beyond the window. He says it is trying to burst free and so it seems. I look at it and think of how each day the cells of that flower are deviding, growing to produce the miricle of a new flower. I think that tomorrow it will break free.

    I hope your have had a joyous Pesach, Shalom.

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  24. Oh, wonderful macro you show up!

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  25. fantastic photos..:)

    Here’s My Flower for Today Wild Sunflower of Bukidnon

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  26. Love your photos! The bokeh is amazing in all of these shots. Can't wait to see these flowers bloom!

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  27. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. What a beautiful post. I hope you enjoyed the holiday!

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  29. hope your Passover week was lovely and restful, even amidst the busyness that holidays can bring... love your photos of new life emerging...

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  30. The tender unfolding of spring is one of life's greatest pleasures... we have so much to learn from nature. It constantly reminds me to be patient and persistent.

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  31. Excellent series! I'm rather fond of the bud in the first shot.

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  32. So beautiful!!! Especially the last shot!

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  33. Thank you for the holiday wishes, and for your beautiful photo gifts. They are breathing the air of spring.

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  34. Beautiful words, and beautiful images. Just lovely.

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  35. I really like how gently your photos of spring have unfolded in this post...a lesson I could use in my travels. Thanks for the reminder.
    Have a good week!

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  36. The blossoms are lovely. Spring is here at last!

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  37. It is a gift to be here now, as you said so eloquently.

    I hope Passover brings freedom, and Firstfruits, life, to you.

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  38. Thank you for the beautiful metaphors expressing the spring of the soul.

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  39. This such a beautiful post, Laura, the photos are stunning!

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  40. great shots, but i love your words...unfold those petals....

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  41. Love your words...and your shots are stunning!!

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  42. Beautiful images. Spring is here.

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  43. Buds are always interesting to me.

    I heard of MS, I am sorry you have to suffer.

    Thank you for following.

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  44. Beautiful, charming and tender, passed very quietly, I really like. Greetings

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  45. New beginnings,unfolding potential,mysteries of life emerging... Awakenings... Your words and photo's encourage us to be, grow, change, become... The season of reflection and inner change and forgiveness, cultivates to promises kept, excitement/anticipation uplifting us to take notice of the treasures and joy around us... the complexity of simple beauty...
    Blessings to you and your family my friend... "By years and by hours our lives unfold..." Thank you for your inspiration...
    Love transcends....
    Love and Light,
    Nina P

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  46. The first signs of spring make wonderful macros. Great shots!

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  47. Beautiful captures of Spring blooms.

    Happy Easter!

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  48. "...the gift of simply being here now." Beautiful photos and words that define spring. Nature's patience is rewarded.

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  49. A vida desabrocha! Lindas imagens!

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  50. Beautiful words sprinkled with a flurry of lovely pics...

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