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.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 10

listen with your eyes
a serenade for your heart
on every blossom

Welcome to our Tenth Week of I Heart Macro

"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World

It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with YOUR
I Heart Macro offerings!

Shine the Divine

Enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes may open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise. Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation. Straight out of the camera (SOC), edited, color, black and white; anything goes as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that drew your heart's attention and "woke you up" to full presence, don't worry if your image is not a "true" macro.

Please link back to my blog either using the button provided or by linking the words "I Heart Macro" back to my blog with this link: By sharing the link, visitors to your blog will learn about this meme and have a chance to participate as well if they so choose. 

Visit each other...
S  p  r  e  a  d  the  LOVE. Thanks :-)

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  1. Great post Laura, great macros and enjoy your day :)

  2. Great macros Laura, my favorite is the first one, it looks like a heart :)

  3. Hello dear Laura, what a lovely post and haiku... you always give us such a feast in image and word, the most beautiful of music to my heart and soul when I visit and see the world through the lenses of your sweet spirit...

  4. Beautiful light in these photos Laura, and I love the little filaments of web!

  5. Sorry I could not join last week. I really had nothing to post and my headspace was not co-operating in trawling through my thousands of photos. It has been pouring with rain and very cold and windy and I am entirely amazed at the unseasonal flows I have in my garden.
    When I photograph the little things, I am instantly in a meditative state, so I fully agree with the quote you have chosen.

  6. Beautiful photos...I love "listen with your eyes"

  7. so much beauty here,

    for the eye,
    the heart
    and the

  8. Like your macro! Beautiful and artistic!

  9. Great work, nice pictures...
    Best regards, Karin

  10. I can see the tiny spider's work there. Lovely haiku.

  11. I always enjoy your photography and narrative.

  12. beautiful photos! hope you'd join us too at orange you glad it's friday.

  13. Beautiful......and the spider web,just perfect!

    Thank you for sharing the beauty Laura.
    Ruby - Starry Universe

  14. Lovely macro shots, Laura. Your ending quote is one I needed to hear today. It's something that we should remember and practice.

  15. You know, that is true. Pretty much. I'm a visual person and sometimes what I see makes my heart swell. BIG!! When that happens, I know I'm on the right track.

  16. i like looking at the world and seeing the wonder.

    you remain in my prayers and thoughts.

  17. wow Laura... the cobwebs against the flower is beautiful.

  18. Nice pictures - your not wrong that the red soil of central Australia is remarkable!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  19. I've enjoyed your macros and your haiku, thanks Laura.

  20. Food for the soul is your place here, and this post, Laura! :o) ((HUGS))

  21. Darn!!! I missed the linky!!! I've been out of town ... Some lovely shots being featured here!!!

  22. Truly beautiful. The 'small things' are so important and so big in my life.

  23. Lovely images from you and your wonderful readers.


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