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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Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 23



if light is a song twigs & branches sing
upon mornngtide’s gentle wake
i am grateful to dissolve
a single note lost
in awe’s wide
mouth


Welcome to our Twenty-Third 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. 

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

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106 comments:

  1. an astounding macro reflection!

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  2. Beautiful macro photos, both in color and b&w!

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  3. so envious of your macro lens these shots are fab

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  4. Beautful your macro photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  5. So beautiful macros. I love th drop ♥
    Many greetings Sabine

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  6. Love the twig shots-the water drop in the first one and the beautiful boheh in the other two.

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    1. Dear Laura,

      I have completed my post and added your button.
      Have a nice Sunday.

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  8. Gorgeous macro shot, the light really does make it sing! Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #105!

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  9. I absolutley adore the reflection in the water drop.

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  10. Truly gorgeous shots.
    Wishing you weekend of joy, Laura.

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  11. Lovely macros! I love the background colors on the second one. It's great in B&W too.

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  12. Beautiful!!! I love how the details come to "light."
    Wishing you...Joy!

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  13. A lovely little droplet and beautiful bokeh.

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  14. Transfixed!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  15. I am grateful to be a witness to that awe. Beautiful.

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  16. I love that little water droplet.
    Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.

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  17. Love that water droplet, Laura!
    Have a great week!

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  18. Nice B&W image for Weekend in Black and White...and lovely macros...love the reflection in the drop of water!!!!

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  19. Wonderful macro shots! Especially I like the first one!

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  20. Hi Laura!

    Many thanks for stopping by - but I was so disappointed my thumbnail (first entry above) didn't work! Can you please let me know if you could delete it and for me to resubmit? (Linky won't allow me to do it myself - says I'm duplicating!)

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  21. Gorgeous shots Laura. Happy Sunday! ❀

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  22. I love the first one Laura - the universe in a water droplet!
    Thank you.......

    Happy Sunday,
    Ruby

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  23. Reflections in a drop : so poetical...

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  24. Very nice in black and white:)

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  25. wow...love the intimacy with nature...to let one not dissolve...oh i want some of that song this morning...smiles...

    peace to you this sunday

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  26. The mouth of awe is indeed wide--as wide as a cave or the crater of a volcano!

    Whirling Photo Album

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  27. What a beautiful set of photos, Laura. I can definitely see the change of season in your pictures. Nice poetic accompaniment as well.

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  28. i love it:) and the shape of the poem also

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  29. Light is everything.. Lovely pictures!

    Tnx for your visit and nice comment:-)
    Greetings from Tania

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  30. "If light is a song" - how gorgeous is that? Just stunning, Laura. Both words and images. Pure beauty.

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  31. Exquisite post and magnificent photography ~ lots of healing hugs to you ~ carol, xx

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  32. I'm glad the water clings to the branch.

    Hazel

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  33. What a glorious thought is "if light is a song, twigs and branches sing".....your poem is the most beautiful meditation!

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  34. I have enjoyed the poetry and beautiful images.
    Happy Sunday!

    Jorunn

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  35. such beautiful macros! love the waterdrop.

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  36. Gorgeous Laura--both the writing and the photography!

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  37. one of the most beautiful poems i have read

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  38. I just participated to the macro contest...

    My very first, yeah me !

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  39. Hello Laura! Thank you for your nice comment :) I wish you welcome to my blogg Lenas Trädgårdsrum and hope you will enjoy it! Now I could find your nice blogg ..... Lovely pics!

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  40. Lovely pictures & a meaningful post about awareness ~ Thanks for sharing Laura ~

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  41. Such beautiful photography and your words speak profoundly of taking note of the world around me.

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  42. What a pretty dew drop and a morning song ... the music in nature. Lovely :)

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  43. Wonderful macro shots, Laura. Your words always inspiring.
    Visit u back here. Have a nice week ahead.

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  44. Bonjour je vais passer regarder toutes ces superbes photos merci

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  45. Beautiful pictures! A world not in a grain of sand, as William Blake put it, but in a raindrop!

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  46. Really magical drop of water! Beautiful photos!

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  47. Really magical drop of water! Beautiful photos!

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  48. Dear Laura,
    thanks a lot for your beautiful post!

    I hope you and your friends like my personal "look at the world with open eyes" on a special neighborhood of Hamburgs borough Schanzenviertel I posted today.
    Come on and take a stroll with me through the streets of Schanzenviertel, if you like...
    ...regards from sunny Germany,
    Uwe.

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  49. Love your poem and photos! Thanks for reminding me to join :-) xox

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  50. A great picture With such meaningful words.

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  51. Hello Laura, thank you for stopping by and also for becoming a follower! Such a great pictures!
    Baci Cristina

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  52. That opening line is amazing, Laura, and the whole poem sings.

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  53. I
    am a
    dew drop

    Sink or swim
    awesome
    hole
    I'm
    in

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  54. . . if light is a song, beautiful.

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  55. wonderful Photos and wonderful words, thank you Laura

    greetings from Germany
    Traudi

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  56. Awe stunning and gorgeous! Inspiring as always~

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  57. Beautiful reflections in a shining drop of water, like our thoughts when contemplating nature.

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  58. So a lot of great photos that are gathered here Laura! I have noticed that you like the leaves :)

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  59. Dear Laura,
    The picture of the little drop with the reflections and your beautiful words are so wonderful!!! I thank you for sharing these and for your lovely words on my blog, too.
    I also see hearts everywhere, like you. These are love messages from someone special!!!
    I hope you are fine!
    Wishing you all the best,
    Katrin

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  60. visiting from OUR WORLD TUESDAY. beautiful shots.

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  61. Beautiful, magical captures of light.

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  62. The words are beautiful and the pictures enhance them !

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  63. Lovely photos. Yes, slowing down with the camera is key, and I think that's true with life too.

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  64. Amazing details in the macro captures.
    Great shots!

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  65. Beautiful pics Laura! These macro captures are just fantastic!

    Hank

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  66. Beautiful photos, Laura, and great sentiments too - thanks. k

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  67. A branch, honestly, has never looked lovelier. Wow, I thought I looked close last week, but you have shown me I need to look closer. I have one I'm hoping to post here tomorrow (working on the poem for it) but I will try to delve deeper in to nature for next week. I love the dew drop as well...

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  68. What a wonder that first photo is. So full of beauty.

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  69. Beautiful and touching images! Thanks a lot for visiting. Congratulations for your site! Came to my mind this: The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
    Aristotle

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  70. Beautiful images! I love the b&w version.

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  71. Your macros are so beautiful. I really must get myself organised to join up with your great link up!

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  72. I do like these natural lens shots - its a great capture.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  73. your macro shot of the twig is intriguing - love the water drop too!

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  74. Stunning photos, I will endeavour to join you one weekend Laura. :)

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  75. Eyes can see the world in the same macro fashion, if we let them...♥

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  76. Hallo Laura,

    schöne Bilder, super.
    Ich kann mich hier nur anschließen.

    Viele liebe Grüße von Nadelmasche

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  77. Wow...so much in a drop.. These are really beautiful Laura.. (I did see the doc and there is something showing up on MRI, but not MS but looks more like something vascular. She said not to worry and I need another MRI in 6 months. Not to worry is easy for someone to say, not easy to do as you know.. hugs..Michelle

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  78. really great shots, laura! the b&w is my fave...just magical!

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  79. Laura, I love my visits to your blog...each one a gift. At this point in my life I am so taken up with these small details that you represent here. How beautiful.

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  80. That first shot with the reflection in the water drop is stunning. Nicely done.

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  81. Beautiful shots of the water droplet.

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  82. Very nice! I love this idea! Well done, for sure!

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  83. Beautiful pictures and words for thought..

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  84. Gorgeous photo and sentiments, Laura!

    I have a macro lens for my camera that I hardly ever find the time to use. I really have to practice with it this winter. I hope to join in on your blog event when I do!

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  85. Laura, your OLN link brought me here, but I couldn't find your OLN poem. Did you mean the I Heart Macro pictures?

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  86. Beautiful, Laura. I love this.

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  87. Specially love the first photo!!!

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  88. I am glad to have met you through Our World Tuesday. Thank you for sharing a part of you. Take care, have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  89. Laura, es precioso todo el recorrido cada imagen es única. Gracias por compartir.
    Un abrazo.

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  90. Hello Laura,
    what a very nice blog with lots of beautiful pictures that speak deeply to the inner. You druoole with the corresponding text are very nice to read. Da other small photos below are also a source of inspiration.
    Dear greetings, Helma

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  91. Lovely macro photography and great poetry - a perfect duo!

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  92. So beautiful, especially the first one!!

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  93. Great macro shots! Especially I like the first one!

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