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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Leaves for Leontien




small acts of kindness
infuse life with holiness
through love healing flows












Sometimes it is the smallest acts of kindness of all that draw the deepest healing into the world, and into the life of another person; even someone we’ve never met before. And sometimes gathering those small acts takes the energy and BIG heart of friend who knows her well.

Leontien these leaves are for you. May the out pouring of love through photographs from bloggers around the world that sweet Nancy organized, bring some ease and comfort to you at this difficult time.


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82 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos all of them!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. I find it so sweet that you also join for Leontien....love Ria...xxx...

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  3. Śliczne jest pierwsze zdjęcie wraz z treścią na nim. Pozostałe liście też wspaniałe i jest ich dużo. Pozdrawiam.
    Cute is the first image with the content on it. Other leaves too great and there are a lot. Yours.

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  4. great light on your leaves there. just lovely. (:

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  5. Oh I love your images, your words made me cry they are so true. Beautiful just beautiful. B

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  6. I read her story. I send positive thoughts and healing prayers in her direction.

    Peace

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  7. Beautiful haiku - love the little heart in the leaf!

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  8. I adore your haiku!! it is very moving. No truer words were spoken.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  9. Your haiku is simple, yet so pwerful...such well-chosen words. And I am always looking for the hidden hearts in your photos. :)♥

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  10. ...love healing flows ~ flows through your haiku and photography ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  11. beautiful
    indeed!

    small acts like muted leaves
    of kindness
    falling


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  12. Stunning pics and I enjoyed the haiku.

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  13. That beautiful, beautiful photos with these delicious leaves and autumnal atmosphere, I like the colors. A greeting.

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  14. I loved seeing the leaves fall!
    thank you for the beauty

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  15. Joining with you in praying for our precious friend.

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  16. Lovely leave given and shared in love.
    Happy Friday !

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  17. Maravilhosas fotos e carinho! beijos,chica

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  18. your photos are stunning, my pic for a favorite today is that dragonfly hiding in plain sight on the leaf.

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  19. Gorgeous leaves and words for Leontien!

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  20. A lovely haiku and beautiful photos Laura.

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  21. this is a lovely post! thanks for stopping by. it is so touching and beautiful to see and feel the love in all these posts for Leontien.

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  22. Just a quick note to let you know I selected your leaf photo from last weeks Orange You Glad It's Friday submission to be this weeks featured post. Thanks for participating, and hope to see you back soon!

    Sarah
    Hood Photo Blog

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  23. Laura, I like the variety of leaf shots you shared. Autumn is so beautiful!

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  24. Beautiful leaves :)
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  25. beautiful Laura...the leaf in the water is especially beautiful.

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  26. Lovely leaves for Leontien! Thank you for your sweet comment and for following me. I am following you back.

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  27. gorgeous light, these are beautiful laura!!

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  28. Shalom Laura. Thank you for the concise, profound, and inspiring shi'ur you left at my blog today.
    You are lucky to have a teacher.
    Shabbat shalom to you.

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  29. I'm feeling your love here, your kindness, your healing words, I'm infused.

    Bless you. x

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  30. Hello Laura. It is good to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog today.
    I like your choices of leaves here showing wonderful colour and not just the 'perfect' specimens.....much like our lives I guess at times.
    Jim

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  31. Gorgeous leaves for Leontien and beautiful haiku too. Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  32. What a beautiful collection of fall leaves for Leontien. The colors are lovely and the thought so touching. genie

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  33. I think it's wonderful that bloggers of all types, from across the world gather together to comfort and send prayers to those who need it. Regardless of whatever their religious beliefs may be, there truly is a force/power that is created when people gather together and offer love and hope.

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  34. Beautiful! Love the leaf with the bug on it!

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  35. Your photos are exquisite. I particularly love your header photo; the lighting and detail is just awesome!

    The content is truly touching too. We all link to support Leontien and her husband in their battle and pray for victory.

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  36. A very beautiful post. Thanks, Laura, for lifting my spirits.

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  37. These are all so gorgeous! What beautiful additions to the bouquet of love to Leontien!

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  38. Beautiful thinking, beautiful photos.

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  39. hi laura,
    so sweet!
    these are incredibly beautiful photos!and great haiku too. i love those leaves! look magical!

    happy weekend~

    xx

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  40. Breathtakingly lovely pictures, Laura!
    Thanks a lot for your visit and nice comment on my blog:)
    Am your latest follower!

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  41. These are so beautiful! You have a real knack for leaf photos! Leontien will enjoy seeing them.

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  42. Hello Laura!
    Your photos are majstersztykami photography. True masterpieces.
    Monika B.

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  43. Beautiful photos and beautiful blog. Thanks for visiting Buttercup's. Please stop by often. I know I will be back to visit here.

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  44. just beautiful, laura. she will love all the color and light and your love here.

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  45. Such a wonderful outpouring for Leontien :-) You quote is so fitting for your wonderful photos!

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  46. Beautiful leaves and trees and welcome to my blog!

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  47. Beautiful shots! I love the colors and the lighting. Great stuff!

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  48. What beautiful images, I know that Leontien will find great comfort from all the love and prayers that are being sent to her.

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  49. Each of these is lovely, Laura. Love is healing, indeed.

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  50. Beautiful shots and a wonderful tribute. Love the light coming through some of the leaves.
    jenni

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  51. Those are the most incredible offering of images I can imagine...they're truly magical and provoke deep emotions..your friend is blessed to have you in her life!

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  52. Nice sequence of shots...the dappled leaves show an inner beauty♫

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  53. Beautiful photos! This is why I love fall.

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  54. All your pictures are beautiful, but I like the one with the leaf of the water. Nice work.

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  55. WOW! What a nice wonderful pictures of decay and hope. Nice haiku ... very touching.

    I would like to invite you to Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme at:
    http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com

    Namaste

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  56. Your photos and words are always such a gift! Thank you. For being you.

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  57. Laura, you and your work radiate such beautiful light--

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  58. beautiful! thanks for sharing.

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  59. A lovely post ... as always! Wish you a great week!

    Irene :)

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  60. Pretty leaves, I really like the upward view through the leaves to the sky.

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  61. Beautiful! Your words and your photos are great!

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  62. Your images are quite exceptional.

    Mollyxxx

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  63. Beautiful blog, beautiful photos. You must be lovely person :-)

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  64. Beatyful leaves, nice catch..;-D

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  65. Such a lovely series, and beautiful thought.

    I'm sorry to have been so long visiting - a bad weekend.

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  66. What pretty leaves for Leontien!

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  67. Beautiful autumn leaves from your perspective...thanks for this and joining my doodle world...massive hugs and licks!
    Sophie Doodle and Ron

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