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Sunday, April 21, 2013

They Grow Together












they grow together
so different on the same tree
still so much to learn

still so much to learn
how to love beyond our pain
only together

only together
with hearts full of gratitude
difference reveals grace





The photos were taken in two separate locations, on different days, but they are catkins (male) and flowers (female) from hazelnut trees. Click here to see a short video of pollination in action, it's beautiful. 


Celebrate the great gift of life, our living-breathing planet. 
Remember it is up to us to care for what has been given.
Happy EARTH DAY Everyone!


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66 comments:

  1. Lindas fotos! E como está Ellie? Melhor um pouco? beijos,chica

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  2. Oh my heart...Laura...so much beauty wisdom and grace...thank you always for shining and sharing of your heart. ♥

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  3. The catkins are beautiful and watching pollination take place was wonderful. I now have a renewed interest in hazelnuts.

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  4. Wow, you bring the macro world alive.

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  5. Here is how we can learn from nature!! Beautiful and well expressed in words and graphically!!

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  6. Hazelnut? I'd have never guessed. These are really cool, good eye. I need to look for some!

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  7. My best wishes and prayers for continued healing.

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  8. More photos of Spring renewal, lovely :)

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  9. love the images! I went to the link; I had a very hard time picking one specie.
    nature is as close to the divine as is possible.

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  10. That is so amazingly lovely!!!

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  11. Lovely, Laura. I have never seen hazelnut trees, but I enjoy the nuts.

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  12. Just so beautiful - I love that they represent two sides of the same 'coin.' Amazing detail!

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  13. Spring is in the air :) Beautiful photos!

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  14. Those catkins look like caterpillars! hehehe! I've only just looked at them, but must have 'seen' them in my minds eye when I wrote my # 22 a few moments ago!

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  15. Superb photography – great Springlike post!

    Visiting from Ruby Tuesday2

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  16. So beautiful... thanks for sharing, Laura.

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  17. Ah what we can see as we look at the beauty of nature! Male and female are different here as with other beings - they combine to show the beauty of new life as they get together to create something new. Small in stature, the sprout may become mighty enough to grow into a hazelnut tree. Nice look at new growth!

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  18. Gorgeous Laura!
    Yes, we still have to learn this dance in the circle of all life~

    Your photos are so beautiful! Grow is my word this year and I am finding it hard to thaw ;D

    Thank you for this beauty~

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  19. Nature at its finest!
    I lovely post for Earth Day.

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  20. Those catkins are beautiful! Did you use flash?

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  21. This is fascinating - each catkin is beautiful in its own unique way.

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  22. Very pretty pictures and verse, Laura. I've eaten Hazelnuts but have never seen a hazelnut tree nor known anything about them. Thank you.

    Happy Earth Day, may every day be an Earth Day.
    ..

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  23. Lovely writing. Love the photos as well.

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  24. Nature is there to show us the way if we will but look and listen. Beautiful photos and words.

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  25. Beautiful photos and words,,,there is so much to learn about and from Nature,,thanks so much for sharing the story of the hazelnut tree,

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  26. They grow and glow, just beautiful as are your photos. Thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers, and have a great week :)

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  27. The video is beautiful I love the color of nature. Your poem is a theme which I have been pondering lately. I checked on Ellie and glad to see she is doing better. Yes, life is better with love despite all its trials. The composition of your photography is splendid as well.

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  28. Laura, thank you for observing these "twins" on the same tree. Takes a skilled eye to discern these things, as well as a talented mind to commit them to the page. I very much enjoyed this Earth Day tribute! Graceful, lovely. Amy

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  29. it´s so nice to see the nature coming up. great pics! :)

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  30. Beautiful pictures and strong words .... like these flowers, we as human are also so different and grow on the same planet !

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  31. Lovely details - I love those itty bitty flowers.

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  32. Wondrous photography of nature's beauty and lovely poem for Nature Notes ^_^

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  33. What beautiful captures to compliment the lovely poem. Nature's beauty is shown through your eyes.

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  34. Beautiful photos Laura! I've never seen hazelnut trees.

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  35. What luminous shots and words!

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  36. Beautiful captures! Your haiku are also lovely.

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  37. difference reveals grace and learning to grow together...such a challenge..such a chance...

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  38. I always so enjoy your photos... and yes, just now, reaching towards the light, and grace. xo

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  39. difference reveals grace....nice line...and that it all wraps around hte word together as well...there is def truth in that...smiles...nice

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  40. I have been absent from this wonderful blog as I have been dealing with the loss of my BFF of 41 years, getting ready for my son to deploy to Saudi Arabia, being with my daughter who spent most of January and February in the hospital and caring for my 18 year old rescued Dachshund granddog as she is in the autumn of her life. Her main problem is her foot which has been injured and not healing. I love the idea of the baby diapers at night as I do her laundry every other morning. She still has such great quality of life and until I see that look in her eye as I have seen in our other 2 rescued Dachsies and she is not in discomfort, I will care for her forever. My best and prayers to you and your precious Ellie!

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  41. They grow together, so different on the same tree. This could also be siblings in the same family...who can account for differences sometime, in nature or...?

    I have continued to hope for news of your dog. If you comment in my blog, could you give me an update.

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  42. So lovely Laura...you are amazing!

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  43. I love the way nature arranges itself for maximum pollination. I think of you Laura, in the mornings, when I look out one of my windows and study the buds on the branches slowly opening, until bam! this morning, they were flying brilliant green flags

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  44. Laura, lovely images! They look so different, it is a surprise they are on the same tree.

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  45. Oh how beautiful and so was the video clip. Yes..there is magic and I was able to get out and see a bit today. It made me feel so much better.. hugs to you..Michelle

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  46. Happy earth day Your beautiful images make you truly appreciate mother earth

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  47. Being together really makes life beautiful !!!

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  48. A nice flow to this; a tall order to love beyond our pain or grief, but you make it seem so easy to do ;)

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