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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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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





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66 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Yes, I like those nice photos, delicious macros, I like

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  5. Beautiful series of images.... a promise of spring!

    Mollyxxx

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  6. Beautiful macro pictures with nice promises!

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  7. Great photos and deep words. Nice one.

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  8. Those are beautiful images!

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

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

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

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

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  12. Thanks for sharing these blue promises.

    Happy Blue Monday, Laura.

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  13. 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.

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

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

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  16. yes indeed. the season of less. i love the stark beauty of less.

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  17. Beautiful series of images, along with promises of hope!

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

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  19. That God that we have this promise of rebirth.
    Ann

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  20. 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!

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  21. 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

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  22. Stunning assortment of nature at her best.

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

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

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

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  26. ....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. :)

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  27. Such gorgeous buds of promise!

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  28. 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!

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  29. So true and beautifully captured in words and images.

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

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

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  32. Beautiful shots and the buds do capture the promise of spring.

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  33. incredible, brisk and bright images!

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  34. beautiful images, insightful words...

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  35. 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....

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  36. we are promise poking fun... love it, Laura

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  43. And that promise is never broken...!

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  44. lighthearted, great images, life poking fun through snow is great.

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

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

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  47. 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

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  48. I like the lighting on that last one!!!

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  49. Lovely blog, Happy Valentine Day.

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