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, November 23, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 28

amber jeweled puzzle pieces after a hard rain
early november when color still bloomed
and bled on the side of the road
beauty in ordinary places
composting memory
feeds both soil
& soul

Monday November 25th is the last day to send me your offerings for this year's:

5th Annual 
(Instructions for how to participate at the top of this blog.)

There is no actual quilting involved and EVERYONE is invited. 

to our Twenty-Eighth 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: 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 :-)


  1. Your raindrop leaves are gorgeous Laura. Have a great weekend :)

  2. These are just amazingly beautiful, Laura.

  3. :) Oh! wow,, nature is sprinkled in every corner with beauty:)

  4. Lovely images, thanks for hosting!

  5. Great macros of the water droplets on the leaves. I like all of your versions.

  6. Great picture . I love rain drops on leaves!
    Thank you for hosting !
    Have a nice day Laura!

  7. Wonderful macros.
    Herzlich, do

  8. Beautiful captures of the droplets. Gorgeous macro shots. Have a happy week ahead!

  9. Beautiful. Those raindrops are like jewels.

  10. How beautiful November raindrops on falling leaves can be...

  11. I love how you always post the b&w version of your photos. Just lovely!! <3 Have a blessed Sunday!!

  12. Wow! Love the jewel effect of these photos ~ thanks, carol, xxx

  13. So lovly image!
    Waterdrops are great:)

  14. Just beautiful, Laura, both words and images! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

  15. I love your macros. Wish you a nice week.
    Many greetings Sabine

  16. You've shown some beautiful photos this week.
    Thank you Laura...

    Happy Sunday!

  17. Those raindrops, with their lenses magnifying the leaf beneath, are so beautiful, all versions.

  18. Oh Laura,
    I love the colours of these two pictures very much!!! And your words are so great, too!!!
    There are so many beautiful photos, which you have shared with us last week!!! Wonderful! Thank you, for all the beauty in my eyes!!!
    Have a good week,

  19. Gorgeous words. Soothing and delicious images. A feast for my soul. With immense gratitude... I thank you. I love you, dear friend of mine.

  20. Laura- your images, your words - lovely as always. The space between the two leaves is exquisite. xoxoxo Teri

  21. The drops on the leaves are mesmerizing, Laura, and beautiful. Here the few remaining leaves have ice and snow on them....sparkling like diamonds when the sun makes a brief appearance.

  22. Such beautiful words and photos..."beauty in ordinary places"...we just don't look close enough

  23. I'm thankful for the wonderful people who spend time hosting bloghops, thanks for all the work. I like the raindrops on the leaves that magnify the veins beneath. I'm looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my 5 nearby grandkids.

  24. I never can find your comment section when reading your poetry because you post so much! But today I persisted, being moved by your poem and especially how you twisted the word composting to show its beauty. I feel nourished inside the puzzle you showed me.

  25. I usually prefer B&W over color - but this time the color photos blew me away. soil and soul - adore that!

  26. Droplets are like little diamonds from the sky. Beautiful pics Laura!


  27. Beautiful water droplet captures. Love the colors and clarity.

  28. I love the close up glimpse which makes those raindrops look truly magical.

  29. Beautiful. Truly we need to slow down and take the time to notice those little bits of nature that nurture our soul.

  30. You have outdone yourself Laurawith such beautiful images and words.

  31. Stunning! You make us look again-such a wondrous gift! Thank you Laura~ @>-----------------


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