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, December 7, 2013

I Heart Macro Week 30

Welcome to Week Thirty 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. 

I am still away on a silent meditation retreat. This was pre-posted to keep IHM going. I will not be able to visit anyone until I return home, so I do hope you will

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

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  1. Beautiful macros, Laura! Thanks for hosting.

  2. Lovely glistening photos of nature ~ thanks, carol, xxx

  3. Love your frost on the leaves, I'm just a sucker for ice crystals.

  4. Oh my.. that first image is just stunning. I love the detail in the frost.

  5. I hope you are enjoying your retreat. I have heard the first day can be difficult but after that silence really can be golden.
    A beautiful shot you have shared with us. Frost is pretty, even when I am not a huge fan of the temperatures required.

  6. That is a really beautiful macro shot Laura, and a lovely quote. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

  7. I love your fist photo! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  8. Hi! Nice captures. The frosted leaf photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful! I love the frosty leaf. The patterns are very beautiful. Have a wonderful week ahead!

  10. You have extremely photogenic frost - and you capture it so well.

  11. Such beautiful frost captures....they look like they have been dipped in sugar.

  12. Love the frost crystals on the leaf!

  13. We have snow and low temperatures, I have to take time to appreciate the sparkle and crispness, the beauty of the snow and crystals.

  14. Good thoughts… I find photography helps me to notice things and to slow down.

  15. LOVELY frosty moment, Laura... hope you're retreat has been great, and that you & your family had a blessed Hanukka. :o) ((HUGS))

  16. This wonderful leaf with cristals. I love it.
    Send you many greetings and the last "ganz nah dran".
    ♥ Sabine

  17. I very much love the frost, Laura!

  18. Lovely macro shots of the frost! I hope all is well, have a happy week!

  19. How very gorgeous!

  20. Wonderful photos! I love these sheets frost!

  21. This is so lovely Laura..I hope it warms up a bit here..It is too cold for the camera or me right now...but this is inspiring... hugs..Michelle

  22. Heute melde ich mich mal mit einem Beitrag in eigener Sache zu Wort.
    Du nimmst ja auch gerne an Foto-Aktionen teil.
    Sabine Gimm hat ja leider ihr " Ganz nah dran " Projekt entgültig eingestellt.
    Nun habe ich eine ähnliche Foto-Aktion ins Leben gerufen, das " Makro-Bilder-Rätsel "

    Ich würde mich sehr darüber freuen, wenn du da mitmachen würdest.
    Immer Freitags bis Donnerstagabend , dann wieder ab Freitag usw. Also immer 1 Woche Zeit.
    Fotos machen, Button kopieren, und unter der Kommentarfunktion bei mir einen Link zu deiner betreffenden Seite hinterlassen, das war´s dann auch schon.
    Ich komme dann, um euch zu besuchen, andere vielleicht auch noch.
    Wir sehen uns ?!
    Liebe Grüße


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