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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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October 26th is the 30th annual Nashua CROP Walk, taking steps to ease hunger locally and around the world. This year I too will be walking. Not long ago I was in a wheelchair and could not have walked. I hope you will join me on this journey with a secure online donation. My intention is to reach a modest goal of $300 in the next few weeks. Please click here to participate; $10, $5, every dollar helps, your generosity makes a difference.

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Update: In the first two days of posting this, my intended goal of $300 was met! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. With such tremendous generosity and kindness, we’ve now raised just over $500... please keep the love and donations flowing.

~ Laura

...to give a little is never enough still it is something.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Heart of my Heart








my petals
have faded
heart of
my heart
in your
satin youth
i see
eternity
r e f l e c t e d


         














blossoming
SIXTEEN
happy birthday RoseWillow
 heart of my heart



i love you bigger than the sky





105 comments:

  1. Hi. She is very beautiful. " Happy Birthday sixteen"

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  2. Beautiful photos of an EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!!!
    Happiest of days, Rose Willow! Enjoy, totally.

    XXOO~~
    Anne

    P.S. love the one with the mask and leather jacket....awesome!

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  3. ha great pics of the girls....what is that picture right below your verse? it looks like a part of a skeleton....its seriously fascinating...in your satin youth i see eternity....really cool line...

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  4. You have some great models, both floral and human. :)

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  5. As always, always, Laura!!! Your images are SO striking. You always inspire me and blow me away with your verse. Thank you, for sharing with us all!! <3

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  6. Oh! What a lovely girl! Happy Birthday beautiful! Congratulations to both of you. Me thinks someone might outshine the menora tonight.

    You're both shine the love and the light this world needs,

    Karen

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  7. Heart of my heart.. I can think of no better way to say it than that. A lovely girl and lovely words.

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  8. all your pictures are wonderful! Love the one with the reflection of the trees!

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  9. LOVELY pictures of your girl... wishing her the happiest day! :o) Happy Festival of Light, my friend ((HUGS))

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  10. What a beautiful and expressive face she has, so complex.

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  11. Laura, this is simply stunningly beautiful. Rose Willow (such a lovely name!) is so beautiful. And what glorious photos you took of her - fantastic! Bet she loves them. I love the sky photo and "I love you bigger than the sky". As mothers do.

    This filled my heart with happiness. Happy birthday to your beautiful birthday girl!

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  12. Beautiful series of shot. Have a fabulous week!

    Liz (yacb)
    Liz (mlc)

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  13. What a beautiful birthday wish for a beautiful girl!

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  14. Such a lovely series of photos and a special gift for a beautiful young lady. Happy Birthday Rose Willow!

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  15. This made me smile bigger than anything else so far today. What a lovely tribute to a beautiful girl from an equally stunning writer. Great work.

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  16. Happy birthday and many blessings for this beautiful girl! You put a smile on my face today, which is always welcomed! I enjoyed your post very much. Thank you for dropping by, glad you liked my Chanuka tablescape, wishing you and yours a very happy Chanuka Season.
    FABBY

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  17. What can I say but ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh much love and what a lovely name.... but then again what a wonderful mother - would expect no less... Happy Birthday to Mom and Rose Willow and Happy Chanukah to all - poem and photos sparkled with light as only you, Laura, can illuminate.

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  18. She is so beautiful. I love the photos and the poetry. You are so talented.

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  19. She's lovely! Happy Sweet 16 to her!

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  20. She's lovely, Laura, as are your wonderful sentiments. Happy Birthday to your girl.

    Wishing you and yours a very Chappy Chanukkah! ;)

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  21. Yes, very nice pictures, I really like the post today with so many beautiful pictures, beautiful portraits.

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  22. Lovely photos! Your daughter is beautiful and your poem is lovely. Happy Chanukah!

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  23. Beautiful pics, you look like a princess!

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  24. awesome pics. Your daughter is beautiful

    Snapshot

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  25. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter ~

    She has blossomed beautifully ~

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  26. Beautiful portraits of your beautiful daughter -- who is very lucky to have such a wise and talented mom!

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  27. Happy birthday to your daughter!

    I have always called my children "heart of my heart" too :-)

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  28. I love every shots!

    My Yellow
    It is also a giveaway for US residents, come and join if you like and qualify..

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  29. Oh what a beautiful young lady! These days go by so fast .... my baby turned 20 this year :)

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  30. How beautiful Laura. Blessings on her Birthday. She's beautiful.

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  31. I hope your daughter had a happy birthday. Wonderful photographs of her and also of nature.

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  32. A beautiful wish to a beautiful girl. Happy Birthday to Rose Willow. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  33. Happy Birthday to a beautiful young woman
    wonderful portraits of her spirit

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  34. Very lovely...beautiful photos :)

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  35. Great share and beautiful photos..

    Visiting from MYM- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/12/270-classic-cartoons-to-watch.html

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  36. Beautiful.
    I have a sixteen year old too. It's a scary time though...lol The photographs are gorgeous.

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  37. Sorry about my last comment, I didn't realize that is your girl, I thought it was you :)
    She is a beautiful girl, she really looks like a princess.
    Happy birthday for her and congratulations for you.
    Kisses

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  38. A wonderful happy birthday to your beautiful daughter.

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  39. She is lovely, even more than those delightful flowers you post. Hard to imagine my ten year old as a sixteen year old. I suppose in six years I won't have a choice.

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  40. She is beautiful. Happy Birthday and congrats to you mama. :)

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  41. I'm glad to visit your blog. I love your photos! Beautiful lines as well: my petals have faded, heart of my heart, in your satin youth I see eternity reflected. Wow! Followed you on NB, using Steps On Air account :)

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  42. What a lovely tribute to a beautiful daughter.

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  43. so beautiful...happy birthday to your lovely daughter...

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  44. Great portraits, great nature shots.
    Thanks for your visit.

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  45. Happe Birthday to her. She is beautiful.

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  46. Wonderful photos; great sentiments. Happy birthday to your daughter.

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  47. Beautiful shots. Thank you for linking up this week!

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  48. She's beautiful. Happy birthday to her!

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  49. Oh what a lovely post and your daughter is so beautiful. How time flies with our children.. Happy Happy Birthday!!!!....Michelle

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  50. Wow! Wow! Beautiful captures! Just beautiful! :)

    Was here for Wednesday Whites!

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  51. Such a pretty little lass blossoming to be an elegant lady. It's the perfect gift, a pride and joy to a mother's heart! Nicely Laura!

    Hank

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  52. Wow...I love the way you cropped all of these, but that first shot is just so special. Great perspective!

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  53. Lovely Photographs. The composition is great too.
    My Yellow Entry

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  54. A sweet fruit, the first is a beautiful macro ...

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  55. Thank you for all your comments!
    Beautiful pictures!

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  56. Wow...16 year old celebration! She is beautiful and I love the black and white images...lovely.
    Laurie

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  57. Lovely pictures! Beautiful girl! :)
    Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  58. What a beautiful subject for beautiful portraits! Your heart must swell with love every time you look at her. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen!

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  59. Thank you for commenting on my Today's Flowers post! I love your photography! That header picture is wonderful! And the shots of your daughter and the orchid are very creative and sweet. My daughter's birthday is also upcoming! Happy Birthday to yours!

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  60. You have a beautiful Daughter. I hope she have a god day.
    Hug Meta

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  61. I love that first shot, of the faded flower!! And the reflection of the sunset in the second!!

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  62. very lovely pics! your daughter is sooo sweet ♥

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  63. Your sky photos are stunning, especially the reflection. I am drawn deep, deep into the water...

    Red Silk Flower and Sky

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  64. She is beautiful - like you! Even the sweet little heart of the flower ... is eclipsed! I hope she has a splendid birthday! (My twins turned 21 on Monday. Sigh. It happened way too fast!)

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  65. Great photos on your daughter.
    Congratulations !

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  66. Oh, such tender words and beautiful photos! Happy Birthday to your beautiful one.

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  67. Bright Blessings to your lovely daughter; and to you, the gracious, gifted Mother.

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  68. These are all wonderful shots. I love your sky shots as well as the lovely pictures of your beautiful daughter. Happy birthday and have a wonderful weekend.

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  69. wow beautiful shots!

    visiting from Wednesday Whites!

    http://www.myphotomeme.com/2012/12/14/wednesday-whites-some-white-ornaments/

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  70. A lovely series of beautiful compositions.

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  71. Such a lovely girl. God bless her on her birthday and going forward. She is a good sport to allow you to create a portfolio for her. :-)

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  72. Belated happy birthday to your lovely daughter!
    Wonderful shots -all of them.

    Thanks for visiting, Laura :)

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  73. Ah! What a pretty young lady! Happy 16 to the angel, wish her the best in life now and always.


    My Yatra Diary...

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  74. This is so nice, lovely and beautiful.

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  75. Nice shots, and great portrait photography too:)

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  76. Lindas fotos, alegres e puras
    bj
    Zizi

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  77. Great photos, and I really like the b&w series of your daughter:)
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  78. Your daughter is so lucky to have you as a mom. I love the swirly gold tresses. She will become even more wonderful with time. I love being the mother of an adult daughter!

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  79. She is a lovely young woman.
    Happy birthday, Rose Willow, may you be as beautiful and as flexible as your namesakes.

    Blessings to you, Laura!

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  80. Has it been another year already? We've watched her grow into a beautiful woman, you must be very proud.

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  81. This a beautiful set of picture : the young Lady is so pretty, the reflection so perfect, and the zoom on the flower stunning !

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  82. Lindas fotos! Parabéns à sua filha! Gostei das citações!

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  83. Your daughter is so beautiful! A lovely girl at a lovely age.

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  84. Lovely series. Happy birthday to your daughter!

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  85. LOVE the Queen Anne's Lace... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #61!

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  86. wow! great photos.. and your blossoming 16 is so gorgeous! you must be very proud to have her. The last photo of the sky is just majestic. Thanks for joining Wednesday Whites last week Laura!

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  87. Congrats on celebrating a special occassion wit so many pretty photos, happy holidays to you and the family

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  88. What a beauty, Laura. You capture her essence in your photos.

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  89. thanx for sharing your lovely pics with weekend flowers :)

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