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, February 22, 2015

I Heart Macro 92






sunlit morning snow
extravagant depths and yet
winter's flowers bloom







Glitterati dust descends
from the highest forest echelons.
I a humble being witness
this majesty from a simple perch,
my bedroom window;
the cheap seats are often best,
don’t you think?

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Thank you everyone for your generous kind comments on last week's 7th Blogiversary post. My head bows toward my heart in gratitude.



Welcome to Week Ninety-Two
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!





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.



Shine the Divine


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The I Heart Macro Linky opens tonight, 
Sunday evening at 8pm EST
and remains open for you to share your close-up images all week long!











72 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, dear Laura!

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  2. My goodness, Laura. What are you doing with flowers in February? Just beautiful.. as are the snowy scenes.. even though I'm sick of the season!

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  3. Hello Laura, beautiful macro shots. And the sunlit images are just lovely.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  4. Beautiful macro shots of nature !
    Greetings

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  5. Love them all but shadows on the snow captured my heart!

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  6. Hi Laura, outstanding macros! I will be linking up later.

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  7. your snowy images are lovely as is the flower.

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  8. Belated 7th Blogiversary, Laura.
    Admire your shots. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. You have a wonderful view from your bedroom window. The light of the sun in the forest is amazing.

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  10. The winter snow in the trees is beautiful, but I'm glad to see you get to enjoy a winter flower too!

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  11. I'm so sorry. Probably i pressed the wrong button and i not able to delete. Your snowy macros are beautiful! Greetings, Nicole

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  12. Dear Laura,
    thank you for this amazing winter pics!
    Wish you a wonderful week.
    Love, Kirstin

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  13. You're so glad to have snow in winter! We only have rain and it's cold ;-)

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  14. Beautiful.
    My Dogs Love the Snow :O)

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  15. With all the snow and cold and still the flower blooms...wow! I only linked in with my garden blog as the other blog has a Gratitude Prayer but no macro shot...stop by LivingFromHappiness too if you get a chance...as always thanks Laura for this wonderful meme.

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  16. Beautiful photos Laura. I added your link to The Weekend in Black and White.

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  17. Wow....what a fabulous view!

    Have a wonderful week Laura,
    Ruby

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  18. Lovely shots, Laura. Many thanks for hosting.

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  19. Wonderful macros and photos of nature!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  20. I like the second half of your snowy pictures. Pretty.

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  21. Oh, I like these small flowers of the "hassel" ... they will soon bloom outside our door!

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  22. I love the snowy scenes and the buds. Yes the best seats are looking out on the stage of nature.

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  23. Beautiful words and images. Belated blogiversary wishes to you!

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  24. Love the wintry forrest ~ Great photos!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  25. They are very beautiful when they pass through your lens!

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  26. Lovely photos, specially the branches. Happy 7 years!

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  27. I can see the ice crystal in the flower. It's very beautiful. All the rest of the shots are lovely too.

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  28. The snow on the branches is so beautiful...lovely photographs of the winter views.

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  29. i hopped over here from the toad garden
    love your pix

    if that is the view from your window
    you have the really good seats

    cheers
    jzb

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  30. You took these from inside? Wow..amazing. I agree that some of the best seats are inside, but hubby had to shovel so that I could see out my window and my camera has to stay inside.. stay warm.. hugs...Michelle

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  31. lovely, winter blooming

    warm wishes

    much love...

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  32. The shadows on the snow are stunning… a simple perch is often the best!

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  33. Lovely use of metaphor to put us all in the spectator's seat!

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  34. Love these wintry scenes and I imagine the whole landscape!! So glad to see these aspects from so close... and surely joyful at heart!! A very warm and sunny day!

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  35. Oh I love those cheap seats .. they are the best

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  36. Gorgeous photos and words...yes, those cheap seats sometimes allow the most magnificent view.

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  37. It is so refreshing to see flowers when not rightly expected. Winter flowers are adorable! Great pics Laura!

    Hank

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  38. What pretty scenes from the other side of the world! I, too, prefer the cheap seats!

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  39. There is surely beauty in your skies and sunlit three trunks - yet I appreciate your love of green as we have here in Australia now.

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  40. Terrific captures of so much beauty!! You and Nature do a great job!! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

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  41. Beautiful photos, very handsome fourth photo with the soft play of shadows lights and textures!

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  42. Indeed the cheap seats give you a wonderful view; thank you for sharing. I particularly loved your haiku.

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  43. Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. It has taken all my strength to cope with the continuing extreme heat.
    That does not mean I have stopped praying for you as well as quite a few others in need. Hugs.

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  44. Beautiful photos - my favorite is the waves of snow. It's hard to bring out any definition in a shot like that but you succeeded!

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  45. You've nailed it with this post. Well done!
    Very creativee haiku too.

    Have a great weekend.

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  46. so much beauty in all seasons, and so generously celebrated here with you!
    xo

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  47. Your "cheap seats" have the most beautiful view, and bring soothing, peaceful thoughts.

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  48. Så fina vinterbilder där solen smyger sig in.
    Ha en fin fredag
    Kram Meta

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  49. It's always such a pleasure to visit here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  50. There are many extravagant things in this world, and some of them are tiny!

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  51. Lovely haiku ~ glad you can find some Winter flowers ~ all we have is Snow covering everything!

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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  52. Your haiku reminds me of the intense brightness of snow. It was so glaring, it almost hurt the eyes.

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  53. Your haiku reminds me of how intensely white and bright snow is. It almost hurts the eyes at times.

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  54. Wow, amazing images and a poetry! Love them all!

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  55. Wonderment!!! Such beauty in the colors of winter!

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  56. Dear Laura... I love your haiku and that simple, yet profound awareness, of seeing beauty before us no matter the season. That winter bloom says so much... the tenacity of beauty showing at the pinnacle of the bareness of winter...

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