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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, May 10, 2015

I Heart Macro 102
























one in one we start
slowly unwinding we part
mother and daughter

violent storms weathered
unexpected twists and turns
draw us close again


Witnessing ferns unfurling, daughters growing up, pushing away, reconnecting, pushing away, reconnecting, this spiral dance of mothering, beautiful, painful, awful, awe-filled, all of us becoming.


Welcome to Week 102
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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linking to:
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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.

48 comments:

  1. Marvelous treatment of the unfurling fiddleheads, and thanks for sharing your inspired words.

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  2. Splendid series showing the unfurling of the fiddleheads, and such inspired words!

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  3. Amazing pictures! It reminds me about an embryo...
    Linky don't working, but well, that's life!
    Love and blessings

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  4. To see these unfurling is its own tiny miracle. Awesome macros Laura, absolutely stunning.

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  5. Beautiful shots of the development of this plant !

    Still no linky now on Monday

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  6. I like your pictures. The fern looks like felted and the leave pop our really great.

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  7. Hi! Are you fine? I enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. A beautiful light in this fern series!

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  9. Oh Laura this is wonderful...so true your prose and poem. And how stunning these pics of the ferns as they begin to unfurl. Really superb. Happy Mother's Day!

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  10. Lovely images, Laura! Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Thanks for invitation. I've linked up another post than that, on which you've commented...

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  12. Beautiful close-ups of baby ferns.... They bring us back to Mother Earth while being unspoiled !

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    1. The resurrection ferns are beautiful illustrations for your Mothers Day meditation. Lovely. I thought I had linked last night but I guess it disappeared into cyberspace. I will try again.

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  14. BEAUTIFUL photos. I especially love the mother and daughter ones, looking at each other! I remember the pain of daughters breaking away - they seem to have to do it so fiercely......but very soon, they are back, thankfully. I posted a fiddlehead fern poem the other day......was so cool to see them in here.

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  15. some really cool shots here!

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  16. Oh wow...sigh...these are magical, Laura...birth of the fern will never cease to amaze me. ♥

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  17. I'm so impressed. Amazing photos. Bravo !

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  18. So beautiful, Laura!
    Have a lucky week!
    xxx Britta

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  19. I love seeing the tiny leaves entwined, then unfurled; your analogy is heart-warming. Reconnecting, mothers and daughters as friends, is one of those priceless treasures.

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  20. Gorgeous shots of the furled ferns!

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  21. Those ferns are positively fetal. Beautiful seeing, Laura.

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  22. Your fern macros are so amazing, the stages of the fiddleheads from very fuzzy to the translucent leaves appearing are so pretty, and all the curly leaves opening into fronds are fascinating.

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  23. Hello Laura, your images are just stunning. Beautiful captures.. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.. Enjoy your new week!

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  24. All your pictures represent perfect artistry in the art of photography!

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  25. Ferns...amazing ferns! Stunning to see them from so up-close in images that I'll appreciate that , one day, I'll have to learn of how to capture (them) through my camera lens. Till then, I'm thankful that you've share them with us... Always, I feel inspired by your dynamic work and so creative!
    Warm greetings and hugs! Alexa T

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  26. Marvelous fern portraits !! Love this so old plants very much!!

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  27. Wow your pictures are fantastic! What a miracle it is to witness the nature's reborn.

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  28. luv your precious words

    "Witnessing ferns unfurling, daughters growing up, pushing away, reconnecting, pushing away, reconnecting, this spiral dance of mothering, beautiful, painful, awful, awe-filled, all of us becoming."

    so absolutely true of mother/daughter relations

    have a good weekend

    much love...

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  29. Simply exquisite words and images. A fern unspiraling, inspiring.

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  30. That is so beautiful...nature unfolding, giving birth, meeting the world.

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  31. Oh wow...I have never seen them in a series like this. Pure magic... You captured it so well Laura.... hugs...Michelle

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  32. Those ferns are so beautiful. Delicate and perfect.

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  33. Laura, these ferns unfolding... are amazing. Pushing, pulling, life growing, daughter's leaving the nest... your love holds it all...

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  34. Absolutely fantastic photographs and haiku Laura. Those ferns are so intricate. Beautiful.

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  35. Fantastic series of macros! Very nicely done!

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  36. Lovely haiku and so true about relationships ~ especially Mother and Daughters ~ Divine Photography ~ they look like fiddleheads to me ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  37. Beautiful dance of life you show here with the fiddle ferns.

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  38. the contours of a mothers heart-
    thrive everywhere.

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