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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Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Heart Macro 70



 susan is waking
what a joy to see her face
on this chilly morn'



wet blanket… flower
life of this garden party 
in sparkly attire





wild turkey feather
drenched by an evening of rain
beautiful still





Wolf's Bane seems to have no effect on my canine companion, Ellie. Of course she's not one to bay at the moon either.






This is me, makeup-free, after a brisk 48F 7am Sunday morning wander through the garden. Shhhhh, don't tell the cosmos or roses, but autumn is very, very near! 
(Update, 40F Monday morning with frost warnings for Tuesday! Brrrrr, and so the seasons turn.)


It is good to be playful, not so serious some days, even during Elul, a time of deep introspection. I never want to forget how grateful I am for the joys in this life. I think it is important to find that fine balance, in order to experience a fuller perspective. 
Welcome to Week Seventy 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. 

Visit each other...

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



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59 comments:

  1. This is my early morning, and fresh morning to be creativity in macro, and to meet you, make-up free.

    So fresh.....

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  2. I loved your walk around the garden and look how beautiful you are after the walk....I am linking in with my new blog tonight and I will have more macros to link in with from my garden blog tomorrow.

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  3. wonderful series of images Laura. nice to meet you.

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  4. I loved seeing the photo of you pretty lady. And I love your flowers.

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  5. Dear Laura,

    thank you so much for this wonderfull Link Party every week!

    Best wishes and lovely greetings,
    Kirstin

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  6. Beautiful selection of macros ! and a nice "selfie" !

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  7. Beautiful pictures of an fresh morning. The fall will come...
    I've never seen such blue flowers before
    Much love

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  8. Beautiful collection! Nice to meet you :)

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  9. Make-up free - it's normal for me, only lip gloss, nail polish and a pinch of perfume - ready to go! :)
    Happy Monday!

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  10. Good Morning, dear Laura,
    I see a wonderful lower collection, thank you!
    Best wishes to you
    Greetings from Germany
    Traudi

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  11. Beautiful flowers and I love the red berries. Have a lovely week!

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  12. lovely shots really like the colors of the flowers, the waterdrops are cool too.

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  13. So nice to see you! :) Your photos are wonderful. Love all those flowers!

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  14. Hi Laura,
    I like the signs of caducity in this time. Wonderful photos wet and dry. :-)
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  15. Beautiful colours Laura! I know what you mean about the wet feather,I'm constantly seeing them underfoot, they have become "imperfect",and look so interesting.

    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby

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  16. The Wolf's Bane is a pretty purple, strange with its hooded top, I don't think I've seen it before. You look refreshed from the fresh air walk, and of course, you found a heart!

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  17. You still have lots of pretty color! It's beginning to feel, and smell, like fall.

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  18. I ADORE the selfie and really was surprised at how lovely the black eyed susan was in black and white. Nice all of them - as always.

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  19. Hey hey, pretty lady, your picture are pure tranquility and make me smile.

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  20. Finally I know how you look! But I'm not ready for frost warnings yet.

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  21. It must be so cold at 8 degrees celsius!!.. wow...it's too early for it at mid september! so... "Shhhhh, I won't tell".... :) (fall is...quite far... here in my yard...) But what glorious way to see all those beauties in your garden, Laura... You're so amazing!! Well done... a true inspiration! I wish you all the best to you and, also, glad to see you! Salutari cordiale!

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  22. Always exquisite macro shots ~ Divine! and Creative! Love the photo of you! xoxox

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Lovely flowers and images, Laura! Nice to meet you, even makeup free. I rarely wear makeups, too many allergies.. Have a happy day!

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  24. A gorgeous series of flower shots.

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  25. Loved seeing you. I stopped wearing makeup years ago, who nds it.

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  26. I love how you captures these images Laura, the water/raindrops/dew make them look so luscious. AND so good to see you too after your early morning walk!

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  27. Wonderful flowers and an even more wonderful YOU. Thank you for sharing the beauty that is you and your world.

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  28. As always, beautiful photos! You're looking good too!! xx

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  29. Stunning photos. We have had some chilly days here too. You look radiant after that morning walk.

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  30. Thank you for taking us on a walk through you garden, so much beauty to be seen when you slow down. AND, l got to see you Laura!
    Thanks for continuing to link up Laura, really love the concept behind l heart macro. Be well. xx

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  31. Awwwww...so nice to see you and you are up and about.... Love the flower photos too!...hugs... Michelle

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  32. fabulous photos, those temperatures sure do signal the change of seasons, thanks for your kind comments on my post

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  33. All beautiful shots, including you, yourself!!

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  34. your inner beauty shows on your lovely face, no make-up needed! clever haikus partnered with lovely flowers and a feather.

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  35. I loved taking this walk with you through your garden, readying itself for Fall and the change of season. I have a couple of Susans in my garden too, they are lovely companions for an early morning! XO

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  36. lovely to see your beautiful face
    and shinning eyes

    your photos are sweet too
    our colors are changing because it was in the low 20's a few nights
    that got it started!

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  37. Beautiful b&w Close-up!
    Well done!
    My post at: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  38. How lovely to see your smiling face! Beautiful photos in glorious colour and in black and white.

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  39. My goodness, what a colourful and beautiful collection of photos - thank you for sharing them with us! Frost warnings have begun here in Ontario, Canada as well. Like the summer flowers, I'm not quite ready for that part of fall!

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  40. You look blooming from your early morning romp, the roses have stiff competition! x

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  41. Beautiful photos! Nice to see you, dear Laura. You look great ! Greetings from Romania!

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  42. there. in the garden. sometimes before dawn, other days before a frost. here in the welcoming light-i'll meet you there!

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  43. Your garden flowers are as beautiful as you!

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  44. the seasons are indeed changing, the dew turns to frost in here.

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  45. I love the shot of you and also of the flowers and berries.

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  46. You are so beautiful--and your heart is so lovely. ((HUGS))

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  47. If we take the time to really see (as you did), even a wet turkey feather will reveal its beauty!

    Cutting Winter Wood

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  48. Hello and nice to meet you, Laura♡♡♡ You look fabulous so as your BEAUTIFUL pictures of flowers and love the way you said "sparkly attire"(^_^)v
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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