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.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 11


tiny heart center
opens to full expression
side of the road love



Welcome to our Eleventh 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.

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: shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com. 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. 

I'm posting early because I'll be traveling again starting Friday. The IHM Link does not open until 8pm EST on Saturday... So if you stop by before that time, I hope you'll return and join the fun. I may not have a chance to visit while I'm away, but I promise to stop by next time around. Until then...

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

51 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos! Yes, I love this flower ... delicious!

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  2. Roadside love & beauty... LOVELY, Laura! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  3. Dear Laura,

    what a wonderful series!
    Beautiful in colors and details.

    Wish you a nice weekend
    moni

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  4. What a beautiful and interesting flower! Great photos!

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  5. Isn't it exquisite to discover a tiny gem along the side of the road?

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  6. I need practice taking those macro shots. You seem to have it down. Very nice.


    Peace

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  7. Dear Laura,
    thank you for your compliment,
    I like to do with your link, and take up with the 'Geheimer Garten'
    thank you for Hosting.

    Greetings from Germany
    Traudi

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  8. {{ i remain
    ~~mesmerized~~
    by the unfurling }}

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  9. The patience to watch a flower bloom...
    you are indeed the gentlest of souls.
    ♥♥

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  10. Unusual and very delicate color and shape.

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  11. What an interesting flower......could be inspiration for a new hair style!
    Lovely photos!

    Happy weekend Laura,
    Ruby @ Starry Universe

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  12. very beautiful photos! delicious flowers!

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  13. Love the image of the flower.
    Enjoy this special time
    and repeated thoughts surface
    I wish I lived near you where I
    could be a part of so much you are
    involved in.
    Love to you
    over the miles...

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  14. Love the flower photos and the haiku...they are perfect together!

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  15. Hi! Nice captures. Your macro photos are very beautiful.

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  16. Wunderschöne Makros zeigst du, fantastisch!!

    LG Mathilda

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  17. What a beautiful bud!! And I love the heart!

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  18. Brilliant macro's Laura, so lovely to see this pretty flower closed and open. The detail is wonderful! I'll be back to link up when it's open. Have a great weekend :)

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  19. Another oh so generous and creatively contemplative post.

    Grateful for your work here.

    Diane

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  20. Love your second shot -my favorite! Have a great time trveling:)

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  21. Beautiful shots of the flowers.

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  22. Delightful pair of photos.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  23. just amazing flower opening like a mop head swirling on the floor... xx

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  24. Ah... it's like she's dancing with the wind!

    Hazel

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  25. you inspire so much love
    even flowers unfold in your presence!

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  26. What a pretty little flower. I love your macros showing it's progress.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  27. Heisann!

    How sweet your flower is ;:OD)

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  28. Hello Laura beautiful close-ups. Greetings from the swissmountains....

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  29. What a delicate flower. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings from Germany
    Christiane

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  30. Great pictures:)
    Thanks for inviting me!

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  31. Great photos and very beautiful haiku!
    Thank you Laura:)

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  32. Lovely progressive shots...top shot indeed. My effort: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/jubilicious-july/

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  33. Your special talent is to get to the heart of the matter.. I love how you see hearts wherever you look. It speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. Hugs to you, Laura.

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  34. Beautiful shots of this delicate-looking flower. Love the haiku too!

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  35. Beautiful flowers...I love those surprises along the road. Lovely haiku also!

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  36. Lovely vibrant images Laura.

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  37. Amazing macro shots of a flower in blooming process.

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  38. Well, first she hides her face and then shows us, so exquisite!

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  39. Such an interesting progression of shots! The last one looks so sad and bedraggled...

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  40. I love the pictures showing the unfurling of purple flower:)

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  41. Very nice image - seems mine is a bit different to most of the other posts!

    I have to wear a velcro / plastic mega boot for another two and a half weeks for my ankle - sad face!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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