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, February 1, 2014

I Heart Macro Week 38



Remember autumn’s last hurrah, sun infused ginkgo fans carpeting earth before her palette hemorrhaged white? Now splotches of brown, gray, russet leaves sparsely, dangle, evergreens etch the horizon, stalwart. Ah yes those azure moments, the rare clear day. Perhaps color has not been drained after all, simply softened, inviting us to take a closer look.






Welcome to Week Thirty-Eight 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. 

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

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62 comments:

  1. Such pretty leaves!I have a ginko tree that's less than a metre high so still a baby. It was a gift for attending a conference and was extremely tiny when I first brought it home. ;)

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  2. I like the fall/winter soft pallette of colors very much.

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  3. Those are amazing!!! So glad to be back too and look forward to seeing others!

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  4. These are lovely Laura, just beautiful! I am joining in today and I hope the one I have chosen is macro-enough :)

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  5. Beautiful shots. I love the textures.

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  6. Lovely photos. I like the idea that the colors have been softened!!

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  7. Very beautiful images but I just love the narration..

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  8. I love the art you've made with the leaves!

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  9. wunderschön festgehalten
    Ginko hat für mich die schönsten Blätter

    LG zum Sonntag vom katerchen der die Bilder sehr bewundert hat

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  10. The leaves are gorgeous in their golden autumn colours. I wish you a peaceful Sunday, Laura.

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  11. Beautiful fall pictures! Like the one in b&w too!

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  12. Great textures Laura. I love the shapes of ginkgo leaves.

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  13. I'll say just a word. Beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  14. Ginkos are great trees we have some near us - the leaves are a folder yellow in autumn - so, I'll be seeing them for real sooner than you! (Another 100+ day today!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. Wonderful photos! I love the third shot!

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  16. Wonderful macro compositions, lovely!

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  17. Wonderful serie! Great textures and details! I love the third one very much!

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  18. Beautiful series, Laura. I love gingkos and your photos show off the special leaves nicely.

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  19. Fabulous leaf collage!

    Have a lovely week Laura,
    Ruby

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  20. the color is there, just different
    but no where near less beautiful......
    cool shots too laurie

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  21. As always, your photos are very beautiful and inspiring.

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  22. Really very nice to see you in the Pantry today as well. Happy Sunday to you, Laura!

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  23. Lovely colors of autumn leaves ~ I missed them after looking out where the world is all draped in snow ~

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  24. Laura, your images are breathtaking. Hang in there, as I see the daylight lasting a teensy bit longer in the evening now......we are all yearning towards spring. This has been a hard winter for a lot of people..........we have been fortunate on the west coast but that brings worries, too, as the forests didnt get their needed water this winter. Does not bode well for the heat of summer in these parts.

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  25. Thanks for this Laura. Nice to appreciate the changing colors, even the color white. The pics are terrific.

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  26. Laura, Your photos are always so beautiful, and you always say something that makes us all stop and think for a moment (your words are put together in such a lovely way too). Hope all is well with you and you are feeling as well as you can. Spring will be here before we know it and bring bright skies, warm winds, and lovely colors. Take care, my friend. Mickie :)

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  27. Our ginko finally lost its leaves about a month ago--then we had a really warm snap--this morning I finally woke up to rain and wind and winter--so grateful

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  28. Lovely ginko leaves macro shots ~ happy week ahead ~

    carol, xxx
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  29. Always look forward to your beautiful images, Laura, Great!

    Hank

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  30. Lovely that you can see the lines of the leaf especially in b & w.

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  31. Nice leaves! Love the maple on gingko especially.

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  32. Très joli post, j'aime beaucoup tes photos!
    Have a nice day- Cath

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  33. I adore these gingko leaves...so beautiful grouped and up close like a fan.

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  34. Beautiful. I love the shape and texture of the ginkgo leaf.

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  35. I love the water droplet on the plant. Thank you for hosting this weekly!

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  36. Boa tarde,
    Parabéns pelo seu maravilhoso blog com excelente apresentação e lindas fotos em MAKRO, as imagens são de grande qualidade e beleza, tem maestria em cada uma das captações.
    Abraço.
    ag

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  37. Yes, wonderful photos, love the ginkgo leaves, I would have devoted a series! Greetings!

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  38. Yes, wonderful photos, I love that horse! Greetings!

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  39. Please delete the last comment , I was wrong !

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  40. Lovely photos, great to back and sharing the love. :)

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  41. Your photo are especially beautiful this time!

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  42. Dear Laura,
    your Gingko macros are beautiful, great work, love this plant!
    Wish you a nice week
    moni

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  43. Laura....
    If you can see Anything other than white, You're doin All Right!
    But your beautiful recollection of Seasons past and future, gives us Ice Dwellers hope.
    Loved your Not So Distant Past 55
    Thanks for playing, You always make me smile...
    Have a Kick Ass Week!

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  44. Ginkgo leaves are truly a wonder! I want to plant one of these trees in my yard. Yes, winter - especially in NC - the color is more of a softening. Winter has more light - my house is filled with it when the trees are bare and I love that.

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  45. Dear Laura,
    I will join again and again...I love your projekt and I thank you so much for hosting!
    I also love Ginkgo! Such beautiful photos!!! The colors warm me! :)
    Have a great and wonderful week, full with a lot of colourful moments!!!
    Katrin

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  46. An icy bouquet ! This is exquisite !

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  47. Dear Laura--I think I made a comment -- it essentially said thanks and stay well! Spring is coming! k.

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  48. Your leaves are very beautiful, Laura. Your images exude peace, acceptance.

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  49. Fabulous macros!!! The detail in the veins of the leaves is incredible!!!

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  50. "Perhaps color has not been drained after all, simply softened, inviting us to take a closer look" Beautiful words...such gorgeous photos. I can never seem to find such treasures.

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  51. Few weeks back I rented a macro lens and took some pictures and posted them in my blog. But, they were no where closer to your pics. Such beautiful composition and click.

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  52. Always such lovely inspiration, Laura! I am grateful to be here with you! Aloha

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  53. I came back to click on some more of the links and re-read your comment at the top about 'curling inward'. Just wanted to say thank you for hosting the meme and posting anything at all (especially something so beautiful) when you are not in a place where that is fun to do. I understand what you mean completely and just needed to come by and tell you it is OK! I know you know that already. Just wanted to say I get it.

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  54. Fantastic details in the macro shots! I like browns!

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  55. What wonderful macro shots! They have such an interesting texture.

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  56. What a lovely trip back. Beautiful warmth coming through... Michelle

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  57. Great macros, have a nice sunday.

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