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 8, 2014

I Heart Macro Week 39




color me winter
orange origami leaves 
catch snow shadowed blue


Welcome to Week Thirty-Nine 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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56 comments:

  1. The snow looks pretty in blue, and lovely haiku :) Thank you for hosting. Stay warm, Laura! :)

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  2. I love those little crystals on the leaf.

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  3. orange origami leaves.... beautiful

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  4. Nice capture of light through snow flakes.
    Have a great Sunday!

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  5. Beautiful winter photos. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  6. Hi Laura,
    these are wonderful photos with the snow. We have a warm time yet. Best regards, Synnöve

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  7. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  8. Hello Laura,
    very nice photos
    the snow has melted with us.
    have a nice Sunday

    Greetings from Germany
    Traudi

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  9. Looks like you're having pretty cold weather........but great photo opportunities!

    Have a lovely week Laura,
    Ruby

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  10. Lovely to see the snow, Laura. We are in the midst of a heatwave here in Melbourne. Meanwhile the grapes are ripening...

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  11. Lovely frosty crystals and translucent leaves. The blue shadows add to the cold atmosphere.

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  12. Such beautiful and creative macro shots ~ a delight! ~ thanks, carol and artmusedog ^_^

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  13. isn't it fun and lovely how shadows in snow look blue? I love the snow crystals on the leaves!

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  14. How wonderful your photos are!! but I can still feel the cold! My but this has been a cold, cold winter! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

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  15. Gorgeous photos...love the ice crystals on the orange leaves. Perfect haiku for the images.

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  16. Beautiful! The red leaf against the blue-like snow is stunning :)

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  17. Love the orange origami leaves against the blue snow

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  18. Hi,Laura. Nice captures. It looks very cold. We had heavy snow 2 days ago in Tokyo in 45 years. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  19. Thanks for linking in today.
    Please consider returning and leaving a comment for me.
    Happy Blue Monday, Laura.

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  20. The leaves are lovely in their little snow coats!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a Blue Monday comment!!

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  21. I am swooning over your photos! You have a glorious eye~
    Bluetiful

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  22. What glorious colors. I so love winter blue! A blue one never sees in other seasons.

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  23. Nice pictures , I love these dry leaves covered by snow, as abstract sculptures !

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  24. Beautiful pictures, Laura! Wish you a nice week !

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  25. Your haiku is wonderful. And those leaves and winter blue shadows are amazing. Here in my warm desert place, I am entranced by images of the cold.

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  26. Thank you Laura for looking in on my blog, I hope you found it interesting. Your photos are a real treat to the eye. I'll pop in again soon.
    All the very best Gordon.

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  27. Lovely snowy images, Laura! I love the blue shadows. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

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  28. Brrr, the blue snow is beautiful. Now we have a heavy snowfall so can join you with the snow scenes. The orange origami leaves remind me of a photo of an origami kitten.

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  29. I, too, am tired of winter. Too cold and can't move nearly enough in the wheelchair to keep warm...and it is colder for you in the Granite State. But, spring is not too far away so hope remains!

    These leaves did not give up willingly, preferring the cold of winter to merely falling onto the ground. Not that it did them much good - but the beauty they provide is lively indeed!

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  30. Love it! Beautiful ! Thanks :)x

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  31. snow................held like crystals so precious

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  32. Hello dear Laura. I love these folded love letters... in your haiku and your nature-found origami leaves... I found hearts everywhere today and thought of you! Thank you for all the ways you share such beauty with us. Much love to you!

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  33. Such energy and beauty from the snow! Gorgeous shots.

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  34. The pictures are wonderful, Laura. The haiku sets us straight with what you wanted them to tell us very nicely. Thank you.
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  35. Dearest Laura;
    OMG, I LOVE you great macro shots(^_^)v I wish I could fiddle with camera like that !!!

    PS> I was happy to hear your daughter's experience in Japan♪ Thank you very much for stopping by.

    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  36. Wow! Just stunning pictures!
    Your header is gorgeous too!

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  37. They are beautiful shots, Laura!

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  38. Oh yes, we all long for spring now! I hope it will be a long one this year as I often find spring passing far too quickly.

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  39. I love the snow shots -- so crisp, clear and nice composition. I am feeling like eating them -- they are looking like those Italian Ice.

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  40. Beautiful shots. The sparkles on the snow in the first one is magical!

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  41. These are beautiful shots of the snow-covered leaf.

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  42. Piękne jest pierwsze zdjęcie. Miła zabawa jest u Ciebie. Pozdrawiam.
    Beautiful is the first picture. Nice fun is in you. Yours.

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  43. We finally got a bit of snow to go with our cold weather. We sure needed it. - Margy

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  44. Dear Laura,
    wonderful snow and frosty pictures! This winter makes here a break, we have no frost, no snow! And now we axpect forward to spring!
    Wish you a nice week,
    moni

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  45. Hi Laura, nice photos - we didn't have snow at all this winter in Frankfurt/Germay, only in the Taunus mountains. My pictures for this week show withered tulips - beautiful till the end.
    LG - Elke

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  46. Beautiful compositions of the snow and leaves.

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  47. It really does look cold with those blue hues. Great macro shots.

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  48. lost my comment..and on a day my right hand is challenging me.. Beautiful macros..I am glad you could get out to take these photos...hugs..Michelle

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