Flowery Fireworks


A different type of bang

A different sort of boom

Bursting forth, summer’s blossoms shoot off a few fireworks of their own…


© Julie Rehnelt 2015










And they’re every bit as dazzling as the explosive variety.  Though… much more quiet in their display.  ;)


To those of you here with me in the States, have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!  To those of you elsewhere in the world… well, I hope you’re safe and happy too!  <3



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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I’ll Be Your Shelter


When your soul gets weary and the heat becomes too much

come take rest in my shade

When the rain falls and the winds of life blow

let me whisper you a soft lullaby as you lay beneath my loving boughs


I’ll be your shelter


© Julie Rehnelt 2015





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Glow in the Dark


Even in the darkest place

hope still radiates


Wherever bright daisies shine

joy to this heart of mine


Every place beauty grows

love will glow


even in the dark


© Julie Rehnelt 2015





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Passion Unfolds


Exotic flower

I’m so intrigued

I await

and watch

as your passion unfolds.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015





Wow just look at that crazy bloom!  I think passion flowers most definitely have a kinky side to them.

And I like it.  :)



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Day Lily


Much too brief is your charm, elegance, and grace

for it is for only one single day that your beauty lives in this place.

© Julie Rehnelt 2015




I bought a new variety of daylily for the flower bed this year and gosh is it ever lovely!  We already have way too much pink going on in the flower bed, but I just couldn’t resist these… I see the orange variety of daylilies everywhere, but I’ve never come across pink ones before and I just had to have them.

I find it so sad that a beauty such as this only gets to bloom for one single day, but I guess it’s a good reminder for me to continue to try and enjoy each day – and its beauty, while it lasts.


I hope your day is filled with beauty, and with…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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I know I’ve been a bit quiet here lately, I have some major things going on in my little world right now that have sapped a lot of my creativity, and I just haven’t been feeling very inspired to write.  I also apologize for not stopping by your blogs as much – I currently have 145 unread messages of your posts in my inbox, so I probably won’t be able to catch up with them all, but I’ll try to stop by soon and show them some love…

Wednesday Morning With Rumi


“Embrace sorrowful thoughts

for they sweep the house of your heart clean,

scatter the withered leaves, and pull out the twisted roots,

preparing the ground for the new shoots of joy.”

                                                                                                       ~ Rumi






✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Sometimes Rain


Sometimes rain


Falls from the sky

and from my eyes

when heavy clouds lay low.


Sometimes rain


Pours down big drops

weighs down my thoughts

my petals bending so.


Sometimes rain


Goes on for days

the storms they rage

 and howling winds do blow.


Sometimes rain


Brings peace in grief

in the belief

that from it we will grow.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



And sometimes rain

looks pretty on our petals.








✿~Peace & Love~✿

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