Magical, Macro, Creative EveryDay

Macro of Mother's Day Orchids

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While attending an 80th birthday of a friend and former neighbor, I was feeling a bit low on energy due to a cold, yet when I began taking photographs of the people socializing and having fun, I found my inner spirit being lifted because I was feeling creative. It was the same all weekend as I took photos of the orchids (photo above) and photographing my art work recently hung in a space at local gallery that I felt my spirit soar.

So today I am sharing that creativity and viewing others expressing their creative selves at Macro Monday and Creative  Everyday. It is also our own blog hop day and hopefully will be viewing even more 'creatives' in action as you link up at the end of the post after Quote for the Day. A photo which I took at the party I attended is below in honor of a wonderful friend.

Centerpiece at Joan's Party

Hope you enjoy all the wonderful creative photographers, artists and crafters. Have a magical, healthy and loving week.

Hugs and namaste,


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QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'All things strive for balance and moderation.' (I Ching)


  1. I love your orchids and your arm full of flowers. So pretty. I hope you had an awesome mother's day.

  2. What beautiful flowers. Happy Mother's Day, have a great week, and thanks for hosting.

  3. Lovely flowers,thanks for hosting :)

  4. Beautiful shots! I'm hopping aboard too :)

  5. Hi there - orchids and cut flowers are such a great subject for close up work. Even when I am really tired I find that taking pictures gives me a bit more energy.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. Beautiful orchids! I like this photo very much.

  7. People watching everywhere is a new slant on life. Always interesting. Thank you for sharing those thoughts. Blessings, Janet

  8. The orchids are lovely!! Good week to you!

  9. That has happened to me too- when I am feeling drained and if I can take photos and get some creativity pumping in my system I perk up. Love your flowers today- so beautiful!

  10. Ha ha Carol, I thought your name was Namaste. Love your beautiful orchid shot. I can see why it enlivened your soul.

  11. Absolutely blissful blooms Carol..gorgeous and uplifting..and such healing colors! Isnt' it wonderful how you became transformed by creating..pure magic and pure spirit! Beautiful story!
    Happy magical Monday!

  12. Your Mother's Day orchids have the most beautiful flowers. My wife has four orchids and they too produce the most amazing blossoms. Very nice.

  13. What a beautiful macro capture of the orchids. The colors in these are so delicate and feminine. You really did a wonderful job with the macro. Thanks for the visit and your kind comment. genie

  14. Lovely orchids and the centerpeices is gorgeous!

  15. so beautiful Carol! Definitely magical:-)

  16. Lovely pictures of orchids. Very nice. By the way. The new Tackle It Tuesday is online. The prompt is Magnolia this week. Share your haiku and enjoy the fun.


  17. Gorgeous flowers!! (Congrats on your gallery exhibit!)

  18. i also find that the creative spirit lifts me. your floral photos are lovely. they make me smile.

  19. Gorgeous flowers and thank you for hosting and for linking up to my ALL STARS link party... love your work..Thank you again Carol..


  20. I hope you don't mind but I snagged your photo of the orchids so I can one day paint them. Do you mind? Thanks for commenting, look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in APR this week with your favorite things.

  21. Very nice Orchids. A belated happy mother's day to you.
    cheers, Bryan

  22. Once again, creativity saves the day. :-)
    Such beautiful flowers (and photo!) Carol. Love the I Ching quote.
    Have yourself a wonderful rest of the week. xoxo

  23. I love your photos, those orchids are stunning! Photography has such a magical way of being us into the joy and details of the present moment....Just the trick to brighten the day!


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