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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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Monday, January 28, 2013

awed am i













 




awed am i in all
the Creator carves paints breathes
with love into life










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81 comments:

  1. Stunning images- filled with stillness and hope. Stay warm. xo

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  2. These are stunning photos, works of art!

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  3. Laura, may your sore throat ease and allow you outside once more to take more of these images. Such close up reports of spring's approach. Your description of Consciousness painting these trees into being is lovely. And btw, wouldn't these images make exquisite small ATC's?

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  4. Beautiful, Laura, both the haiku and the pictures!

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  5. As am I! Your photos are lovely, I really enjoyed the bark curly-ques.

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  6. i share your same awe....smiles....some wonderful macro shots....so much awe available to hose who notice...

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  7. I think if we truly observed nature, we'd always be in awe. Thanks for these photos. They're beatiful.

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  8. beautiful!

    and..I think we are all a bit awed :)

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  9. Love the blues.Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading your comment on my blog.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  10. Lovely captures. The last one is testimony to hope, and a promise of new beginnings.

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  11. carves... paints... breathes...
    we are the recipients of amazing gifts, aren't we, Laura?
    and you offer up finely honed macros as evidence thereof.

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  12. Super macros. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I am awed too - especially by your beautiful photos - and buds - what a miracle buds are!

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  14. Marvelous pictures and words:)

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  15. Me again!

    Many thanks for following- just noticed! - most flattering! Love your blog too!

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  16. Love the macro shots ~ I am awed too ~

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  17. Gorgeous macro photography with words to match.

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  18. You get under the very skin of all that brings awe, Laura!! Wowed by your eyes that shine all the time. Thank you!

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  19. These are beautiful photos. I especially like the ones that look like buds ready to open. I am more than ready for spring!

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  20. Beautiful shots ... nature is fantastic in many ways :)

    Irene

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  21. It may be winter with snow all over. Yet, the tantalizing flowers tell us to not worry - Spring and its prolific and colorful flora will more than replace the snow. We have that hope in January...

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  22. Simply lovely and inspiring...

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  23. Oh my, how interesting. The photos are amazing.
    xo, Jeanne

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  24. Wow I can see why you say awed...me too

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  25. I am awed too and awed at your talent to capture it.

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  26. Some really nice macros!!! Thanks for visiting and commenting on MammothLakesDP!!!

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  27. beautiful! each photo tells a story.

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  28. I'm awed too by your beautiful shots.

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  29. Nature's art...nothing better. You did well capturing some wonderful works here.

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  30. Glorious...I love these photos!
    Hope tucked in green shoots makes me
    happy!
    <3 your pics!!!
    Thank you!

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  31. There's so much beauty in nature. Lovely photos!

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  32. Can't wait for the sign of Spring at my end, lovely captures. Catching up with Blue Monday.

    My BLUE, come and see.

    Your comment is always appreciated.

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  33. Great captures!

    Psalm 24:1-2 "The earth is the LORD'S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2/ for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.

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  34. I hope the buds survive this last cold spell. We need them to blossom into some beautiful flowers.

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  35. Beautiful macropictures from the winter:)

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  36. Damn...that close up thing is amazing and I'm talking about the pics and the writing...nice work.

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  37. Wow..Now I am in awe too. You take the most simple of things that Mother Nature has to offer and make them grand beauties..Lovely post for Nature Notes Laura.. Michelle.. hugs to you

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  38. Such awesome shots, Laura! Simple beauty like these leave me in awe too!

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  39. i'm awed as well...you have such an eye for beauty...wonderful..

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  40. Beautiful! I love how you see everything has a miracle, that is a gift my friend.

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  41. Beautiful! I love how you see everything as a miracle, that is a gift my friend.

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  42. The delicacy of these photos gives breath to the awe of which you speak. Beautiful. Thank you.

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  43. the buds of life!!

    Verification makes it really hard to comment, takes a few times sometimes. you'd probably get more comments if you turned it off.

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    1. sorry about the verification comment. i meant to put the link in to the poem i posted. to me, it's always easier to have the person's link that to go search, but i put that verification plug in by accident. sorry for the inconvenience. hopefully, someone who NEEDS to read it will read it and will turn off their verification. there is a reason for everything. hopefully this error of mine will lead to some good.

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  44. Laura! Thank you so much for giving me the moment I needed to find my breath...this is stunning!

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  45. breathing in His glory here, exhaling praise

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  46. Tiny reminders that spring is not far away.

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  47. Beautiful shots. I am also in awe of nature.

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  48. ... and thanks for sharing your awe!

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  49. Faith infuses beauty in all things!

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  50. Nature is beautiful. Lovely haiku and your beautiful images. Have a happy week!

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  51. Love your photos...it looks like spring may be happening. I too am awed by so much of nature...it truly can be a spiritual experience.

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  52. ... and you certainly captured that love with your lens!

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  53. Love the focus in these shots!
    So full of beauty!

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  54. Great image series showing :) Hanne Bente

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  55. Everything looks wrapped up tight - not like here, where life is going full bore!

    Nice pictures.

    Cheers

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  56. Hi Laura,

    Wonderful photos of nature! You always capture its beauty.

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  57. Laura, you have captured the essence of amazement of life, and the 'always' of life with these photos. And of hope, which springs forth when we expect it the least.

    I come here and always get a sense of the Divine...and feel washed in a spirituality that transcends religion.

    Thank you, dear Laura, for this respite.

    Lady Nyo

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  58. Beautiful shots of nature's awesomeness!

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  59. Each one of these photos could be a stand alone...I especially love the buds. They speak of spring.

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  60. These are beautiful photographs, Laura.
    I love the wonderful simplicity in each one.

    Wishing you a wonderful day ahead!

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  61. Your nature photography DAZZLES, Laura... WOW! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  62. I'm in awe of your 'eye' for the beauty in small things!

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  63. So lovely this miracle, this breath of the divine... thank you for painting this beauty for us Laura... XO

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  64. What a wonderful photo essay and then words to lift a flagging spirit! I am in awe of creation too!

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  65. your post reminds me to take the time to notice the awe in this nature created world

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  66. Oh Laura, you say so much, so gently ♥

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  67. congratulations, beautiful union of images and important words, well done :)

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