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.


Monday, February 1, 2016

I Heart Macro 124

lacy ice layers
sodden leaves becoming earth
green blades awaken

seeds of hope await next storm
sow them deep to grow

Welcome to Week 124
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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  1. Beautiful photos Laura. It's amazing how many browns there are at this time of year.

    Have a lovely week,

  2. Happy Monday to you Laura. Stunning macros, love the heart shape ice.

  3. Your bubbly ice formations are fascinating, Laura. I'm glad there is some evidence of hope for the spring, I'm hoping as well.

  4. beautiful shots, laura, happy week !!!

  5. Dear Laura,
    famous pictures. A lovley iceheart.
    Best wishes,

  6. Magical mix in ice and aspects of nature!! Always a delight for soul! Best regards and warm greetings in february! A great start in the new month!

  7. nice to see the texture and colors of the ice. cheers.

  8. I really love this detailed micro-world. It's explaining us real meaning of things.

  9. Such lovely shots.

  10. Love the lacy ice and the beautiful poem.

  11. Lovely detail of the ice. Your images are very nice.

  12. I like very much your "seeds of hope"

  13. These are wonderful macros, Laura!
    I love the little bubbles in the ice.

    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  14. Very lovely images that I can almost feel!
    Thanks for your visit to my blog & hope we can follow each other & I look forward to linking when possible!
    Best wishes

  15. Lovely macros dear Laura. Have a wonderful day and thank you for hosting.

  16. How very lovely!! I thought of these as nature's ice sculptures. Wishing you a grand weekend!

  17. Looks like an exciting time in your part of the world--the slipping away of snow and ice!

  18. So lovely Laura this mystery of ice melting and new life emerging... XO

  19. So lovely Laura this mystery of ice melting and new life emerging... XO

  20. I am always in awe of your beautiful camerawork!

  21. so wonderful to have you back in the arms of our haiku circle. enjoy the last song of winter-spring is humming her way to us all!

  22. Hi Laura, this post expresses the universal feelings we all have in the hopes of springs wonderful that you can express what we all as humans feel but sometimes cannot find the words. And the photos are divine like your name. cheers.

  23. Such exquisite "lacework!" Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you!


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