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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, April 12, 2015

I Heart Macro 98







endless journey to
places that comfort your heart
always homeward bound







I am grateful for time spent with family, for a body that is slowly but surely healing. This morning was the first day I was able to walk through the woods and see what the buds are up to. Scant patches of snow, a lot of soft earth and mud, perfect growing conditions as the temperatures continue to warm up. Old friends, birds that had wintered in the south have returned and keep me endlessly entertained when I am resting in bed.





Welcome to Week Ninety-Eight
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.

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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.

38 comments:

  1. Dear Laura, I am very happy to hear you were able ot get out to day and enjoy all this beautiful nature. Your photos are stunning my friend. I will be linking up myself today. Happy week to you my friend.

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  2. Beautiful buds and sunset. I really like the black and white bridge shot-really brings out the lines and textures.

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  3. I'm glad you are feeling better Laura and could get outside. Nature has a way of refreshing our souls.

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  4. I'm so glad you are slowly healing Laura and that you can once again walk in the woods. Hope you get better and better and have a great week.

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  5. Wonderful! It's a very especially, holy time now...
    The one bud (photo under the haiku) has a face for me.
    Love and prayers

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  6. Laura, so glad you are feeling well enough to walk outside. Thank you for the "for-rest" idea. I will remember that.

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  7. Laura, so glad you are well enough to walk outside. Thank you for the "for-rest" idea. I will remember that.

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  8. Heisann!


    Wish you a lovely week ;:OD) in the nature of Spring

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  9. Glad you're getting better! Your buds are beautiful. In black and white I like the second best. I love the lines and patterns in those girders - a bridge? Spectacular.

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  10. Hello Laura, lovely sky captures and beautiful buds.. Wishing you a happy week ahead!

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  11. It's great that you could go for a walk, and enjoy the lovely sunset and the many buds ready to burst forth. Your patience is being rewarded.

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  12. Laura I am glad you are healing and resting still....the snow is gone here. I am amazed really. And lots of early flowers blooming or getting ready. The peeper frogs sang us to sleep last night and the birds are singing non-stop this morning. Love the shots of the new buds forming.

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  13. Beautiful buds! They look so bursting with life, so full of joy and energy and eagerness to unfold and grow! All the best for you!!!

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  14. Beautiful post. Glad you were able to get out with your camera.

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  15. Beautiful images laura and I ams o glad you are feeling better.

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  16. Glad to hear you are feeling better, Laura. As you enter into Spring, we look at approaching Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere...

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  17. Lovely images! Thanks for hosting, Laura.

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  18. Hello Laura, great photos! And good to hear that you are feeling better... :-D

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  19. Wonderful skies and buds of blooms, so great time in the wood!! Have a gorgeous Spring time in this week - full of sunny and warm weather! Warm greetings!

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  20. Wonderful post and gorgeous macro nature shots! ~ Hope all is well ~ lots of healing hugs to you ~ xo

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  21. "always homeward bound"....your posts are always uplifting, Laura. I am glad the birds are back to serenade you, and that you are in the mend! Good news!

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  22. I am happy that you were able to get out and enjoy the buds and bird calls.... Lovely spring.... Michelle

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  23. I'm glad you feeling a little bit better Laura! It's such a magical time! I also enjoy the return of the birds singing very much...especialy the song of a little blackbird and the deep and warm cooing of the doves...
    Have wonderful spring days!
    Katrin, who also very much likes your lovely photos of the buds and the X-crosses in the sky :)

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  24. thanks for visiting my blog. I looked around your blog a little, and first of all, Refuah Shlema. I will come from time to time to read your words about Sfirat HaOmer. May G'd bless you.

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  25. I love those bridge photos! Great macro shots, too,

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  26. Love seeing the progress of those buds.

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  27. Dear Laura... I am so glad to hear that you are out into the woods and finding these treasures to share. I was moved by the buds that appear to be one, but are in fact two and more as they open to the burgeoning spring... thank you for this road map of coming home to the heart... xo

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  28. I like that..."Always homeward bound!" We're always on the journey! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Laura, so glad to read that you were up and about. Good news indeed. May you be competely healed by His stripes.

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  30. "Home" is the most comforting place--or should be. Lovely, Laura.

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  31. dear laura,
    i love the endless comfort of birds just outside your window, and spring unfurling. i love that you have returned to the woods! may all paths lead us gently home.

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  32. just to know you have returned to the woods-lifts my heart.
    xo

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