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, May 3, 2014

I Heart Macro Week 51








sudden explosion
erupted across the lawn
so unexpected

this riot just after dawn
rain incited violets


Welcome to Week Fifty-One 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. 

Thanks for all the kind words, prayers and support. Our daughter will continue to go through more medical tests this week. I thought perhaps a little poetic humor would lighten things up a bit. I do believe laughter IS the best medicine. I will try to visit your links, it all depends on how things go with  our daughter's health. The LINKY will remain open through next Saturday evening up until an hour before our fifty-second week. Wow nearly a whole year of I Heart Macro, and many of you have been linking up each week with me.  How cool is that?

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







74 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms. So relaxing to see.

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  2. hallo,
    sehr schöne fotografien. wunderschön.
    lg eva

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  3. Thanks for hosting, Laura. Best wishes for your daughter's speedy recovery.

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  4. Hope everything works out ok for your daughter, I love these shots, beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful flowers bringing happiness

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  6. I love these sweet flowers!! They smell so nice!!! <3

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  7. Nice pictures you have of violet explosion. And the entries here are equally beautiful.

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  8. nice, I love violets and thinking of spring as an explosion :)

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  9. they are beautiful...i love the purple veins on the white petal....the golden interior....what lovely color combos nature comes up with....smiles...

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  10. Beautiful! I love the tiny wild violets. Have a great Sunday!

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  11. Beautiful photos of these very pretty white blossoms. Thanks for hosting this lovely meme Laura. I have entered my link. I will also be thinking of your daughter and wishing her a speedy recovery.

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  12. Hello again, I had a little difficulty linking up so will be back to try again later :)

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  13. sorry to hear about your daughter's sickness...i hope she'll be healing quickly... laughter is a fantastic medicine..that is for sure - and beautiful macro shots again as well... happy sunday to you and your fam

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  14. beautiful flowers and snap along with an equally wonderful tanka.....
    so well done Laura..

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  15. Beautiful flowers ,dear friend! :) Have a nice Sunday!

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  16. Spring is in the air and your photos and comments are riding on a beautiful season :-)
    ZQ

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  17. I love "rain incited violets" - and the photos are glorious.

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  18. I love the rain incited violets as well! I hope they are dancing today!

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  19. Beautiful shots and poem. I love seeing wild violets scattered across the lawn.

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  20. have a nice weekend

    much love...

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful photos Laura.

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  22. I love the violets! Rioting just as you say, in the speed of your poem.

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  23. I love those delicate white and blue blooms ~ Beautiful post ~

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  24. Nice photos, wonderful! Really beautiful colors and textures! These flowers are poetry!

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  25. OH! Your macro, your macro, your macro! LOVE it every time. And the Johnny-Jump-Ups do charge forth after rain, don't they? I love that too!

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  26. If I were a violet, I think I would be incited by the rain as well! As a desert dweller, even a single drop of the precious stuff incites/excites me!

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  27. wonderful spring macro shots and a lovely poem.

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  28. Wundervolle Bearbeitung des reizenden Veilchens.
    Ich liebe es !

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  29. Wundervolle Bearbeitung des reizenden Veilchens.
    Ich liebe es !

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  30. So lovely flowers! Very well captured! Wonderful details!

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  31. Sempre um encanto aqui!Lindo! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

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  32. So wonderul to have violets popping up in your garden! Lovely poem. I like the purple bee guides, they resemble those on irises.

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  33. Already week 51? Thanks for hosting my favourite monday morning joy - and for all your beautiful photos!

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  34. I adore violets and they are just budding here....love your beautiful images.

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  35. Always a treat to see what you will share each week. These tiny violets remind me of my grandmother's garden.

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  36. Wonderful! Such little beauties! Great shots!

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  37. Laura, your violets are beautiful. After this past winter, I love all the colorful blooms.. Sending my prayer for your daughter and wishing her well. Enjoy your week!

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  38. Oh I'm IN!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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  39. Always lovely macro shots ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  40. Superb! Beautiful violets in macro shots and lyrics, too " (...) erupted across the lawn
    so unexpected".. ! All the best!

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  41. Beautiful flowers and poem, Laura. K.

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  42. Lovely little blooms, and a very clever ending two lines of your haiku!

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  43. Ah - such lovely flower shots!

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  44. 'rain incited violets' - love that line :) ~

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  45. I love the "faces" from the violets. They smile everytime ;-)

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  46. Now that's a riot that gets a thumbs up!! Beautiful violet shots

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  47. beautiful botanicals to admire from afar

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  48. Lovely shots...the bright, bright color...and especially the last shot...love the composition!!!

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  49. Beautiful and so nice after the long cold snowy winter..hope we get some warm weather soon too.. hugs...Michelle

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  50. Hello dear Laura, I am back from the dessert and soaking up the beauty here... it is amazing how you make the tiny so large... shifting our awareness, shifting how we see the world around us... and I love your haiku, esp. "rain incited violets..." sending love to your daughter and your family, always. XO

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  51. Hello dear Laura, I am back from the dessert and soaking up the beauty here... it is amazing how you make the tiny so large... shifting our awareness, shifting how we see the world around us... and I love your haiku, esp. "rain incited violets..." sending love to your daughter and your family, always. XO

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  52. Beautiful violets! I love the variety of color you have in them.

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  53. Beautiful violets Laura - l really love the detail you've captured.
    Thanks for continuing to link up with Reconnect with Nature. xx

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  54. Such beautiful and delicate flowers, both with and without colour. Lovely.
    Sorry I'm so late visiting ;)

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  55. Beautifully portrayed violets!

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  56. Lovely shots! DH bought me a micro lens last night for our upcoming anniversary in June. I am so excited! I can't wait to snap new truly close up shots with my new lens soon! Thanks for hosting i heart macro!

    Visit Curious as a Cathy!

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  57. These violets are so pretty and beautiful macro shots!

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  58. What beautiful vibrant colors Laura.

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  59. dear laura,
    holding your family close to my heart. thank you for your eye for beauty, your willingness to gather and share the light.
    xo

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  60. How glorious those May violets are!!! You captured the joy of their appearance so sweetly here.
    Sending you all the love and light of spring time, Lovely Laura!

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  61. Stunning photos!Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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  62. Before I travel further, I will rest and enjoy your beautiful violets :)

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