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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, August 2, 2015

I Heart Macro 112

summer’s wild roses
in the garden of my heart
fragrant memories



The retreat /conference was inspiring. I feel blessed to have been in the presence of so many shining teachers, every person I met taught me something. Part of the time away was spent with my husband; siblings, nephew and nieces assisting our parents/grandparents pack up their house to start the next chapter in their lives in a beautiful retirement community. Wild roses grew at the edge of our property at the house where our parents raised my three siblings and me. The house just sold is where our children/the grandchildren grew up with their Nana and Pop Pop.  Mom and Dad, may you enjoy your new home, expand your circle of friends, and know how much your love, wisdom and kindness has shaped our family.


I'm back in NH for a short while and then off again with the family for vacation on Thursday, therefore I’m leaving the linky open for two weeks, I hope you will join in next week while I’m away too.

                         
Welcome to Week 112
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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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful wild roses. Did you dig some up to put on your own property?

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  2. Your images of the wild roses are stunning. They are my favorite rose and bring me back to my grandparents home as well. The smell is intoxicating. So glad you had a wonderful retreat and blessings to your folks in their new chapter as well.

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  3. What a trip down Nostalgia Lane! That's a heart-wrenching step in life, but very freeing, and such a chore to deal with a lifetime's accumulation of stuff. The wild roses are lovely in their simplicity.

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  4. gorgeous shots! i'm happy, that you had a good time and wishing you lot's of fun with your family :-)

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  5. Such wonderful stamps from the flower <3
    Tank you for MakroMonday.
    Greetings from Germany,
    Kirstin

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  6. Happy you had a good time, and have a great vacation:) Enjoy!

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  7. I hope your parents are very happy in their new home and that you and your family have a great vacation Laura.

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  8. Hello Laura, your roses are gorgeous. I am so happy you had a great time at the retreat. Congrats to your parents, I hope they enjoy their new place. Enjoy your vacation! Happy Monday, have a great new week ahead!

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  9. Beautiful macros, as always, Laura. Glad your retreat went well. Have a lovely vacation!

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  10. Beautiful pictures and poetry Laura....enjoy your trip.

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  11. OMG Laura, beautiful macros!!! I love the wild roses too!
    Have a lucky week!!!!
    Britta

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  12. I love the "fragrant memories". Best wishes to your parents as they settle into their new home. And may you have a wonderful holiday, my friend and return safe and sound.

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  13. Very lovely macros of flowers!
    Have a Great Week!!
    Peace :)

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  14. Glad the conference was inspirational. There's a sadness to leaving a house well loved, but it's all about letting go, right?
    Have a great time on vacation.

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  15. Welcome back, Laura! It is wonderful that you had such a restful and inspiring time. Helping your parents move was a bittersweet experience, as you so beautifully described it.

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  16. How beautiful !! Your shots are gorgeous !!

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  17. What awesome shots and edits! I hope your parents enjoy their new home.

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  18. Beautiful photos Laura! :) I liked the third one the most.

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  19. Beautiful ! have nice holidays !

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  20. I love these beautiful wild roses!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Kirstin

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  21. So lovely!
    Have a good start in the week, Laura!

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  22. Dear Laura,
    Your photos of these enchanting wild roses are very beautifuI! The third picture is my favourite :)...How much I love these blossoms!!!
    May your parents and the new home be blessed and may you have a wonderful and a relaxing vacation with your beloved ones!!!
    Enjoy the light of summer!!!
    Lots of love,
    Katrin :), who is deeply grateful that you spend all the time and host this lovely meme!!!

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  23. What a beautiful collection of flowers!!

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