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Creativity IS a Spiritual Practice

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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As the days grow shorter and the nights longer it is a joy to continue spreading the light threaded through our Gratitude Quilt 2014

Friday, May 27, 2011

lilies and lilacs

tiny fragrant bells
sweet lily of the valley 
hover near damp earth
billowing lilacs 
blow kisses toward clouds above
releasing perfume


  1. Laura, That sky and the lilacs are nice in color or B&W. I love lily of the valley--so small but so perfect. Wonderful haiku for both. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

  2. Such beautiful work, the black and white add new dimension.

  3. Thank you for allowing me to smell those scents on this Friday afternoon. Lois

  4. Lily of the valley are one of my favorite flowers. Their fragrance {as with the lilacs} is the scent of springtime to me!
    *a lovely weekend to you, Laura!

  5. ♥ ♥ the photo of the Lily of the Valley.

  6. I love your shot of the delicate lily of the valley

  7. ooooh I can smell them from here!

    one day I am going to plant a fragrant garden, thanx for re-inspiring me towards it

  8. Two of my favourite flowers and both with such heady scents!

  9. such miniature beauty!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral




  10. This post reminded me of how much I loved bringing bouquets of lilacs and lilies of the valley to my teachers in elementary school :o)

  11. Lovely shots Laura. I like the lilacs against the cloudy sky.

  12. A lovely surprise...our lilies of the valley bloomed many weeks ago ...such a sweet treat to see yours.

  13. Beautiful little bells!
    Happy Sunday to you:-)

  14. Both are beautiful photos, and I can almost smell the flowers. I particularly love the first one.

  15. Beautiful haikus, Laura. They are great captions for your photos, which are also beautiful!

  16. Those tiny lillies are gorgeous! Wonderful haikus too :)

  17. Lilies and Lilacs. Great ShadowSHots. I adore the smell of both of these plants. Sweet, Springy smell. Happy SSS.

  18. Two of my all time favourite flowers. *smile*

    Thank you for your lovely comments over at my place! *big hug*

  19. Even in black-and-white, I can smell the fragrance of the lilacs!


    I almost lost my shadow,
    I left it in the park;
    I heard my mommy calling,
    For it was getting dark;

    She has no use for shadows,
    She thinks they are quite grim,
    And when she saw my shadow,
    She thought it was a “him.”

    I had to educate her
    And tell her it was “she”—
    And now my faithful shadow
    Is welcome as can be!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadows in the Barrio

  20. These are just beautiful. Hope you can visit my entry too! Thank you and happy Sunday!

  21. blowing kisses of fragrance to the clouds---------you sold me!! Beautiful.

    Shadows Fenced In
    my Sunday Blog Post - stop by if you can find time.

    Have a glorious day ahead.

  22. Lily of the Valley, my favorite. Thank you forever.

    Happy Sunday.

  23. Beautiful pics, gorgeous little flowers!!

  24. I love your photos and poems.

    Thank you!


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