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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.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Broad Boughed

"welcome beloved"
grandmother ever patient
"come, rest in my arms"


  1. Maybe that is why at this time of my life
    I feel so comfortable surrounded by the
    old trees on my property.
    Guess I am one of them :)
    Have a wonderful day....

  2. Wonderful black and white photographs.

    Warm greetings and best wishes

  3. mostly trees stand, against every element, against man.

    great captures of grandmother tree and her loving arms.

    you remain in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

  4. Very beautiful, shadowy monochromes of Nature's world! Trees are such staunch friends!

  5. These tree photos are stunning! I love taking photos of very old trees. LOVING the white birch below!!! And you are so right, it does look like God stitched it together!!

  6. These photos are wonderful and I love that they're in B&W.

  7. Broken, but not defeated,
    it reaches out
    to others.

    Wonderful, inspiring post, Laura!

  8. The perspective in the second photo dwarfs the viewer, it makes you really appreciate the grandness of nature.

  9. What wonderful captures. Thanks for contributing art to shadow shots!

    Coo Coo Clock Shadow

  10. I bet those trees always rejoice when you are amongst them!

    And I've been thinking about both my grand-mothers lately. I hope I can rise to the level of love and wisdom when my time comes to be in their shoes.


  11. The fallen tree appears as an arm and hand pointing the way into the woods, a place of quiet and solitude. The sun intrudes allowing for brilliance and shadow in equal parts onto the trunks and branches. The forest can be dark, like times in our lives. Yet, the food and bright far outweighs the dark and gloomy. A wonderful look!

  12. Nice seeing a neat black and while sight. Great job.

  13. I would be delighted to rest in those strong, welcoming arms!

    Chapel Shadows

  14. Beautiful captures! Have a nice day!

  15. what a wonderful tree laura and your words that accompany it. it has wrapped me in comfort!!

  16. Dramatic shots of the cycles in the forest.

  17. Wow, awesome size of that tree! Nice in mono too!

    Wish you a nice week! Greetings from Irene

  18. Wow, awesome pics. I'm inspired to go and photograph some awesome roots I saw yesterday (which, perhaps, if the pics come out well, will soon be soon on my blog...).

  19. What gorgeous light!! Love the concept of 'grandmother's embrace'!


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