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.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

I Heart Macro 130

between the rainstorms
flowers have begun to bloom
a joy to behold

I am grateful for my mother and for the extraordinary blessing of being a mom to my own two daughters, for the lessons they all teach me about how to be a better human being. 

Happy Mother’s Day
and a wonder-filled week!

Welcome to Week 129
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. Lovely blossoms! Thank you for hosting.

  2. Sometimes we need to be reminded to be mindful.

  3. Laura, that top image with the water drops is remarkable. I like it very, very much.

  4. The blossoms are so beautiful and perfect and you've captured this wonderfully Laura.
    Thank you...

    Enjoy your week!

  5. Beautiful. Happy Mother's Day, Laura.

  6. Macros area little like grandchildren. If I knew they were so much fun I would have had them first!

  7. Lovely to see you back! Your springtime flowers are so beautiful.

  8. Dear Laura,
    a beautiful post!
    thank you for hosting,
    Warm greetings from Germany

  9. Hi Laura, that is so true and beautiful sentiments for mothers. I love your macro photography and am very happy I have some to share this week. A Happy Mother's Day, a wee bit late :)

    1. I am back to thank you for linking with Today's Flowers Laura, so appreciative of you doing that.

  10. Gorgeous.
    I'm so glad you joined us at

  11. We do learn so much about life from our mothers, hopefully mostly good. I'm glad to see your spring flowers, Laura.

  12. Wonderful shots - just exquisite.

  13. Dear Laura,
    i hope you had a great Mother´s Day.
    Your pictures of this blossom are very pretty.
    The simple is often the best.
    Nice greatings,

  14. It was rainy...lovely macros Laura...

  15. Delightful shots, Laura!
    Many thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

  16. These are stunning images!

  17. Sometimes there are complaints about the rain, but without it, there would be no blooms.

  18. Always beautiful photos here Laura.

  19. Thank you Laura for these beautiful blossoms. My favorites are the ones dusted with rain...

  20. Thank you Laura for hosting and as always for your lovely meditative words. I don't know why my thumbnail didn't show. I will try again this weekend.

  21. What lovely macros! And a lovely sentiment also.

  22. Heisann, have are you, Laura, hope your days are fine, I was to late for this post, but have it stored on my blog, one for today as well.
    Wish you the best!

  23. Sunday May 15 as well, all are welcome to visit Vilt og

  24. Wonderful photos. Have been missing visiting I heart Macro but life is settling down to normal again after a knee replacement and trip to Europe for 4 weeks. Then about that long to get rested up for everything ; )


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