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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, July 5, 2015

I Heart Macro 110




Every wild creature,
grass and flower that blooms is
alive with purpose.

As years and days pass it seems
I’m here to witness
with a wide-eyed grateful heart,

this tapestry of being.








It has been a full week for my whole family, lows and highs, worries, sighs, laughter and always, thankfulness. How wondrous it is to be alive.



                     
Welcome to Week 110
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

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54 comments:

  1. itty bitty wee pretties!

    glad i checked my blog and saw this!

    prayers for you!!

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  2. Nice nature macros. I'm having issues with linky tools, will try again tomorrow AM.

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  3. Hi! Nice captures. It's nice to be with your whole family. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You found so many cool insects and flowers! I haven't seen the Plume Moth before, it's kind of like a corn earworm moth. I have the same Red-banded Leafhoppers out here, I like their stripes.

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  5. Wonderful photostory!
    Have a blessed new week

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  6. Marvellous shots, Laura . Thank you!
    Lovely Greetings from Germany,
    Kirstin

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  7. Laura, a very beautiful and affecting post. Life is indeed wonderful! Thanks for such a deep photo meme.

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  8. Beautiful pictures ! Love the little ladybug !

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  9. You catched the summer in detail, dear Laura!

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  10. A wide range of very beautiful and interesting macro shots.
    A beautiful new week Jutta from Germany

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  11. pretty little critters. Have a great week ahead.

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  12. Lovely collection of images, laura! The insects are amazing and I love the pretty flowers. My prayers go out to your therapists and her family. Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead!

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  13. Good morning! Thanks for showing us all those small beauties!

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  14. Wonderful nature and gorgeous shots!

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  15. Such a lot of nice an dbeautiful photos!

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  16. Laura I adore you insects and lovely wild blooms....and such bright beautiful words too!

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  17. Great photos and interesting bug/insect collection ;-)
    Wishing you a good week, Moni

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  18. Marvelous macros!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-community-with-holiday-spirit.html

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  19. What a nice capture of the little bug!

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  20. Beautiful shots of the flowers and their little insect visitors. Lovely poem too.

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  21. Like your photos, and thank you for your words.
    But where do I link my contribution?
    Have a nice day, Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2015/07/06/regndraper-i-fokus/

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  22. The words tell the story, beautiful flowers!

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  23. Gorgeous macro shots as always ~ love the lady bug one!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  24. I prefer ther first red one compared to the next ;)

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  25. Lovely lady bug! It is indeed wondrous to be alive and witness such beauty.

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  26. I adore your macro pictures!

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  27. Top photos, Laura!
    Liebe MakroMontags Grüsse zu dir schicke
    Britta

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  28. These images, the insects, stunning!

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  29. Love all those little creatures. Great creatures Laura. Hope this next week is full of joy for you.

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  30. I think if we just saw all the beauty it would be much harder to cause it harm.

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  31. Witnessing "this tapestry of being" does fill us with gratitude. I love this post, Laura. Your words and photos always inspire.

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  32. It is quite a variety in your collection, full of different bugs/insects, a red tiny ladybug, called "gargarita" and a green cricket, "greieras"... Warm greetings at the start of this week in sunny july!!

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  33. Beetles, bugs and blooms. Beautiful! Happy day, Laura!

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  34. What clarity in the clicks :) Especially loved the one right above the verse. You're right, everything alive, is alive with purpose.

    Shared with The Tuesday Platform

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  35. So wundervolle schön fotografierte Blumen.

    LG Eva

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  36. Hello Laura, thank you for linking up your post. I enjoyed your critters. Have a happy day!

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  37. What gorgeous macro photos - they really are. I'm often quite lazy and just use my iPad, which is fine for snaps but has no macro settings. Hopefully this will inspire me to be less lazy. The bugs are just exquisite.

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  38. I just discovered your blog. Love your macros! Beautiful photos. Thanks for this macro meme.

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  39. Gorgeous and I think that you've expressed the heart of gratitude accurately...it is difficult to be consistently grateful if we are anything other than wide-eyed....open to observing all the beauty and gifts that are ours daily...as your photographs show so incredibly well!!

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  40. Love all the photos of the little wonders in nature... I hope you are all doing well...

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  41. What a wonderful collection of insects! The green one that looks like a grass hopper I especially like as it is seems so delicate and fragile. The flower on the last two pictures grows in our garden too. It forms fruits that look like parrots, doesn`t it?
    Kind regards,
    Attila

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  42. drinking in the always grateful tapestry of your heart is an instant and lasting blessing. xo

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  43. Love the 'tapestry of being' in your lovely haiku!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  44. It is wondrous to be here, and all the more so with your breathtaking photos that slow down time and make me feel like I've entered another world... XO

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  45. Lovely, as always. That is that insect..7th one down. Is that a wasp from the top? Interesting angle.

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  46. Wonderful shots, Laura. Stay safe.

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