Shine the Divine:

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.

Translate

Sunday, February 10, 2013

promise








bathed in sunlight we are promise poking fun
though weighty snow ~ life knows what matters
most and joy will outshine every sorrow in the end
for here we are beginnings in the middle of winter again





linking to:



66 comments:

  1. Beautiful macro work!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful new beginnings before we can even see their first signs....promises indeed.

    ReplyDelete
  3. A promise is sometimes all we need. :)
    Lovely post Laura!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have such a good eye for big and little lives. Nice how you caught these.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yes, I like those nice photos, delicious macros, I like

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful series of images.... a promise of spring!

    Mollyxxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful macro pictures with nice promises!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great photos and deep words. Nice one.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those are beautiful images!

    Healthy Blue
    Your opinion always matters, come leave me one. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful words and macro shots.
    Have a great week :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love "joy will outshine every sorrow in the end".......beautiful, Laura.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Laura--Your ability to find faith in the depth of winter is a gift. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for sharing these blue promises.

    Happy Blue Monday, Laura.

    ReplyDelete
  14. If this doesn't sum up this time of year...nothing does. Great words and fabulous pictures, full of hope for the spring....loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. These photos are beautiful and the words you've written are perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful photos and the words you've written are perfect with them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. yes indeed. the season of less. i love the stark beauty of less.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful series of images, along with promises of hope!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely photos, Laura! Especially the last one. Fragile looking.

    ReplyDelete
  20. That God that we have this promise of rebirth.
    Ann

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your images remind me of a favorite verse:

    "Genesis 8:22 So long as the earth exists, sowing time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."

    I especially like the swelling bud, whispering life to anyone who will hear.

    Thanks for coming by!

    ReplyDelete
  22. beautiful images and yes, we are promise poking fun.. love that and seeing the beauty in winter, it is all around us if we look, so nice stopping by your place for a beauty break! xox

    ReplyDelete
  23. Stunning assortment of nature at her best.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ahhh -- beautiful, Laura, words & photos -- both! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  25. How I love these new beginnings in words and photos! Hope springs eternal!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wonderfully cheering to see the optimism of your poem and pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  27. ....joy will outshine every sorrow.

    The whole short poem is a salve, so soothingly reassuring. Your observational skills at seeing the small, beautiful things in nature so amazes me. I need to slow down and take a long walk with my camera. :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such gorgeous buds of promise!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Gorgeous images and poem, Laura! So nice seeing promises. I am looking forward to Spring. Have a happy day and happy week ahead. Take Care!

    ReplyDelete
  30. So true and beautifully captured in words and images.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Really wonderful!!
    ~Linda :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. These are just super! Wonderful Macros and yes they are a promise of the blooms to come! Fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Nice series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Beautiful shots and the buds do capture the promise of spring.

    ReplyDelete
  35. incredible, brisk and bright images!

    ReplyDelete
  36. beautiful images, insightful words...

    ReplyDelete
  37. beginnings in the middle of winter again....ha...love the way that sounds...and there is wisdom in your words again...nice pics as well ma'am....

    ReplyDelete
  38. we are promise poking fun... love it, Laura

    ReplyDelete
  39. Anticipating hope and life anew. Beautiful piece, Laura. :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. "Joy will outshine every sorrow in the end." Love the positivity in this.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love the knowledge you so wisely share, Laura - that it's the beginnings inside of endings that make life joyous.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lovely combination.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love your images. This is really beautiful. If you have time stop by to see my entry for this week

    ReplyDelete
  44. Lovely clicks! Wonderful post! Thank you Laura!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/call-beach-by-any-other-name.html

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your photos are a poem in themselves, and then the words that follow ... so wonderful and full of hope.

    ReplyDelete
  46. And that promise is never broken...!

    ReplyDelete
  47. lighthearted, great images, life poking fun through snow is great.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Gorgeous photos, Laura! Such interesting and unique art from nature..

    ReplyDelete
  49. Gorgeous photos of nature Laura! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh this is so lovely. I have to try to get out and see what I can find poking up through the snow. Your words are beautiful and soft..like your heart Laura...Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  51. I like the lighting on that last one!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. life knows what matters, but do we?
    Initiated Kiss

    ReplyDelete
  53. Lovely blog, Happy Valentine Day.

    ReplyDelete

Bright Sparks: