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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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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Through Morning Blossoms



through morning blossoms
the sky sang of promises
and i believe her

what could be more true
than what the heart sees and hears
through morning blossoms?











Photos from our recent Jewish Mindfulness Teacher TrainingGarrison Institute


Linking to:
scenic weekends
shadow shot sunday 2
weekend flowers on Friday
today's flowers
haiku my heart
guest heart thursday



Also want to share some exciting news. My blog friend, gifted artist, artisan and photographer, Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone, known to many in the blogosphere as host of I Heart Macro needs some more spaciousness with her time. She has decided to pass the torch (hmmm, spark...since we are talking macro, getting up close to what is teeny-tiny and draws our eyes and hearts near with loving attention), on. She asked for volunteers. I too am mindful of time, yet you all know how much I Heart Macro photography, so I asked in turn if I could do the honors. I want to keep alive this practice of looking deeply; coming close to beauty in ways we might not be able to without the aid of a camera, or other magnifying device, here in the wide world of blogging. And she said "yes." The plan (if I can LinkyTools to cooperate over this weekend) is to begin on the evening of May 18th. Originally I told Lori May 19th, but I thought opening on Saturday evenings through Monday evenings would give people more time to link up.

Shine the Divine

Thank you Lori dear, with MY WHOLE HEART for allowing me to use the lovely button you designed and truly, the deep honor of continuing this blog meme that is so precious to me and many other photographers in our expansive worldwide community, so we can keep on sharing the love - up close.


To every mom, whether you mother children born through you, adopted and loved by you, adored and cared for through your nurturing skills as a teacher, counselor, clergy or caring family friend or some other heartfelt connection, no matter if the little’s (or big’s) you tend are fleshy, furry, feathered or scaled...

Happy Mother’s Day!


45 comments:

  1. Hello Laura, I love your blossoms and beautiful skies! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  2. Beautiful poem and lovely blue skies and blossoms! :)

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  3. These are so lovely Laura. I like to view the sky through the trees.

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  4. Isn't spring glorious in NH? Those blossoming and blooming delights abound.
    Wishing you and yours a beautiful spring weekend, Laura!

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  5. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  6. This was like a an incredible dance, seeing all the blooms and leave--my heart is dancing! :o) Happy Days, Laura... and Happy Mother's Day weekend ((HUGS))

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  7. Wonderful shots of the blossoms and the nice and friendly spring skies. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the poem and the lavander flower. Happy Mother's Day Laura! :)

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  9. Can't wait for the macro link, I actually have a post put together inspired by YOU of some macros from my yard! :) Happy Mom's Day to you my dear!

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  10. Beautiful pictures! Both in color and b&w!
    Glad you take over "I Heart Macro" :) See you!

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  11. Your haiku could be my morning mantra forevermore - simply brilliant!

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  12. Hallo Laura
    einfach schön für Herz und Seele
    LG vom katerchen

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  13. oh laura the art of seeing deeply, intimately, has found a perfect home with you!
    love your haiku and look forward to joining you in your art of seeing!

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  14. Beautiful...thank you for these moments of light and petals. Happy Mothers Day to you!

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  15. thanx for your sooo lovely weekend flowers! :)

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  16. Beautiful photos. You have a delicate touch with black and white.

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  17. Wonderful photos. Hope you'd find time to visit my Canna Lily.

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  18. Thank you fro sharing your calm and loving outlook in your photos and words! Have a wonderful weekend!Trembling

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  19. Lovely shots of the blossoms.

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  20. So beautiful photos Laura! Great b&w, and I especially like the 3. and 4. picture,- great compositions and details!
    :)

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  21. The ginkgo leaf is incredible, isn't it?
    Wonderful that you can share your joy
    in a new venture.
    Happy Mother's Day to you too Laura! ♥♥

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  22. Great B&W photos, Perfect for the theme!

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  23. Ah, as usual your lovely photography fills my eyes and blesses my heart. I LOVE your artistry. I shall try to take part in your new meme. I have a love for the up close, too. ((hugs))

    Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

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  24. love the macro shots.

    Happy Mother's Day Laura.

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  25. Cool photos. I dig 'em. Thanks.

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  26. A beautiful post and I want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day dear Laura!

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  27. Ich sitze hier und träume....wie wunderschön!

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  28. Beautiful words and photos. Sometimes nature is more likely true to her promises than humans.

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  29. A beautiful post. Thank you for assuming the duties of I Heart Macro. Did I see a ginkgo leaf or two....I think so. Genie

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  30. Hello! These photos are so perfect! I love it so much:)

    Happy Mother's Day to you and have a lovely weekend!


    Scudds x

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  31. Happy Mother's Day, Laura! I love you monochromes, the lighting is wonderful!

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  32. The beauty of nature is always wonderful and the new leaves merely sprouting and growing from nothing in a cold winter to new life is remarkable! We await the seasonal change and are floored, every year. We cannot explain how this new growth is so important - we just enjoy it when it happens...

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  33. Such beautiful lighting in this magical series of photos! So love the two macros of the leaves! You can almost see the plant's soul!

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  34. i love your photos! there is a feeling of generous spaciousness when i look at these.

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  35. Stunning!!! Each and every one!!!

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  36. While we look through blossoms, I can't help but wonder if blossoms look through us...

    Shadowy Cave

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  37. So nice of you to take over the meme. I always hate when my favorites just disappear. Lovely magnolia shots!

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  38. Amazing photos...sky provides such a wonderful canvas, eh? Blessings!

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  39. This is a heart-warming post Laurie, and so many wonderful blossoms you have shared with us today. Thank you very much and wishing you a great week. Also, though a little late, Happy Mother's Day :)

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  40. Beautiful pictures, I really like the leaves of Ginkgo!

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