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Thursday, October 11, 2012

So it IS



golden ring of grass
dying as light meets light soon
beneath the surface

 darkness will  nourish
creative life-force ever
circling 'round again



B’reishit, Creation, begins in the cycle of Torah just as death in the Northern Hemisphere is descending towards winter’s long slumber. Luminous halos and brilliant textured wings surrender to earth's welcoming embrace. How magnificent, linking end to beginning. Life born of words through mysterious pregnant darkness; lifeforce intends to BE, so it IS.






Torah ends with the letter lamed and begins with bet, together they spell the word LEV---heart. 




The beginning and end, the end and beginning of all BEING is held in love.








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77 comments:

  1. Wonderful autumn photos!
    Have a nice evening!

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  2. OOooh, my goodness. I LOVE the heart within a heart. What beautiful photos. These fill my eyes to the brim.

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  3. So many gorgeous shots - and I see nature's hearts everywhere.

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  4. Beautiful shots. I love this time of the year.

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  5. Such beauty. The first and second are my faves, gorgeous, crisp and perfectly composed :)

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  6. So wonderful photos you shows us! Have a nice Thursday evening!:)

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  7. Oh sweetie. This post brought tears to my eyes with your words and photos. I especially feel the heart within the heart.

    Then I scrolled down to your boots - and now I'm sitting here grinning through my tears.

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  8. Laura, beautiful
    I need to go for a walk
    in my woods
    now that I am feeling better.
    Take care....

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  9. beautiful captures of the Fall and all its beauty!!

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  10. Wow!!! I couldn't take all the beauty in, the first time through, so I went back to the beginning and looked at them all again. Now I am going for a third trip!!! There is just that much to see!!!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL post in image and word!
    Love the Wellies!

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  12. Terrific shots, I love your boots too!

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  13. Beautiful autumnal pictures all of them!

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  14. Fantastic photograph, wonderful autumn climates. I am greeting

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  15. Blessings to you & yours this season, Laura... DAZZLING autumn images! :o) ((HUGS))

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  16. Beautiful photography with feet firmly planted on the ground! :)

    The cycle of life, beautiful in all its aspects.

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  17. {{ thank you
    for sharing the Divine...

    yes
    yes --->
    ~~beneath the surface~~



    here in florida
    we miss the leaves turning colors
    but instead
    i walk the beach with barefeet... }}

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  18. {{ PS-->
    i have those same boots
    but
    in Hot Pink ... }}

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  19. I wrote about the circle of life today as well. just in a slightly different context. I like the way you tell us in your haiku that the grass is dying, then it renews and comes alive again. It really never dies, does it? Beautiful photos, wonderful haiku.

    Much Peace

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  20. gorgeous soul stirring circle of love!
    thank you laura for sharing your love light with recuerda mi corazon and haiku my heart.

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  21. Fantastic photography offering visualization of the haiku ~ 'ever circling' ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  22. Laura...
    My heart always skips a beat when I see that you've played.
    You are truly Mother Nature's Shining Star!!!
    Loved your Autumnal 55
    A colorful collage of Brilliance My Friend...Thanks
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  23. Gorgeous photos and words of wisdom too. I think Fall captures not only nature, but the human spirit in its season as well. Have a great weekend

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  24. Beautiful photos and beautiful insight into the Torah. Also, I'm a big fan of your polka dot boots!

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  25. I feel as if I stepped into life in a whole new way here today... I have chills, the good kind, when you know you are in the presence of something holy... thank you for these words and images Laura. Thank you for taking us on a walk through your woods...

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  26. Just so lovely, thank you for those words and photos. And I think your boots look so happy, they made me smile.

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  27. All these pix are fabulous - close-ups and scenes - you've captured the season well

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  28. We don't see the same Autumn changes here in the desert. Your pictures are stunning.

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  29. I just love the hearts you found ! All your pictures are beautiful anyway.

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  30. pretty cool bits of nature in your pictures....creation is at work and so is death but its all part of the cycle as well...esp this season...

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  31. Loved your explanation of how the Torah begins and ends with the word Heart and the meaning of love. Beautiful words and nature pictures! Have a great weekend!

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  32. Just glorious words and photos, thank you!

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  33. So many beautiful photos! And a heart too. :)

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  34. You caught me with Torah ending in lamed. Then I read further, and realized what you meant! Lovely autumnal photos, Laura.

    Blessings!

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  35. Great serie of photos, - perfect post!

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  36. I love all your beautiful photos and words!

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  37. Wonderful photos and words. I just read the Bhagavad Gita which talks extensively about endings and beginnings, although from a different perspective than the Torah. I did not know about the first and last letters of the Torah, thanks for enlightening me.

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  38. These are beautiful photos. Thanks for your thoughts on change and growth and decline.

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  39. Nice sequence of photos.Visiting form Orange... Friday ♫

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  40. The earth needs to rest before it can start again. We humans can learn a lot from nature ~

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  41. Your images of autumn in words and photos makes my heart leap for joy!

    Instead of Poppies

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  42. Stunning photos and some unique perspectives of autumn. Lovely!

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  43. Beautiful color, pure autumn. Excellent photos. Greetings.

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  44. Wonderful post... aww you making me experience fall season from where i am at...
    P.S we only have 2 season in here... dry and wet :)
    thank you for sharing

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  45. j aime bcp la derniere photo,mm si les autres sont magnifiques ;o)

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  46. Your words and these gorgeous photos -- they heal, Laura. Thank you. God bless ❤ :-)

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  47. The fall is beautiful and your photos are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

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  48. Nice fall photos- great selection!

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  49. A ring of light, beautiful words and breathtaking photos... what a wonderful blogpost! Thanks for your well-wishes on my blog yesterday... after I spend an afternoon on the couch (watching 'little house on the prairie' - can you believe that?!) I feel much better.. pfew! Hope your weekend is well!

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  50. Stunning shots! Wonderful subject for photography.

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  51. Stunning shots! Wonderful subject for photography.

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  52. Such beautiful and exquisite pictures. Wonderful 55! Mine is here
    Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
    hugs
    shakira

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  53. Absolutely phenomenal photography Laura, I love all of the hidden hearts you've unveiled. You have a way of stringing words along beautifully. ♥

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  54. These are such pretty photos of Fall...ice on the edges look so cold but 'So it is'
    Like this post

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  55. I just love your automn photos!

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  56. wow Laura, these are luscious shots of fall leaves. Divine.

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  57. What a beautiful series of fall leaves... the colors are spectacular! Thank you so much Laura, for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot #52,' my meme's first anniversary!

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  58. What an inspiring collection of images. The colours are rich and vibrant and the textures so dense. I love the closeups and the clarity you have achieved. And I like the unexpected addition of the spotted boots in the last one:)

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  59. Your photography is divine - beautifully done!

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  60. Gorgeous collection of autumn photos. I LOVE this time of year and do not see it as an end but, instead, a time just before Nature's sleep to rejuvenate for spring.

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  61. Admirable photos of autumn. It is a feast for the eyes and I love your accompanying quotes. Have a nice week ahead

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  62. Wow..gorgeous finds in nature! A beautiful post..

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  63. This is such a beautiful series, Laura.
    I especially love the first one.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  64. I just LOVE your photographs, Laura, AND your words!

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  65. As always, you remind us to watch for the "small" miracles of beauty, which are really not small at all, but part of the huge interconnected miracle that is All of life. Glorious photos, and lovely words.

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  66. Lovely autumn leaves ~ It is the life force, cycle of the season, we embrace it ~

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  67. The circle of life before our very eyes....
    Lovely photos.

    Eileen

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  68. What gorgeous photos - the autumn theme aptly summed up in your verse.

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  69. I enjoyed LEAFING through your photos!

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  70. Hello Laura!
    Autumn fantastic post.
    Lovely pictures.
    Have a nice Sunday.

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