Welcome Spring

Serene pools created as the warming sun transformed winter snows, reflect the barren landscape of early spring, clothed in amber and gold, soon to join the fresh, lush hues of the evergreens

As these overflowing reservoirs spill out, carrying their replenishing waters to share with all living things along its journey across the land, streams of abundance flow, with laughter, singing a joyful song

 

Welcome Spring!

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2021

Happy Spring to those of you here with me in the Northern hemisphere! Of course, the date on the calendar doesn’t necessarily always match whatever the weather is doing wherever one may be.  Here in my area of Minnesota, we are having some beautiful weather at the moment – although that can change dramatically on any given day.

The above photo was taken on a lovely walk I went on the other day on a trail along Nine Mile Creek. It’s so hard to capture the full beauty of a place or a moment. One thing you probably can’t get the full effect of from the photo I snapped is the ‘serene pools’ I mention at the top of the poem. In the upper middle part of the photo you can just barely see it, but the calm waters so beautifully reflected the landscape there.  It was the stream I was mostly trying to capture though, but the whole scene was so lovely.  And the sound… gosh, it’s wonderful to hear flowing waters again after the long winter…

Hope you have beautiful sights and sounds to enjoy wherever you are on this first day of Spring! I’m off to take full advantage of our nice weather! Many blessings to you, my friends!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ Welcome March

I thought I’d share another diamond painting I did. I love the open flower burst look and the colors of this one.

I also love when the first of a month falls on a Monday.  I think because it feels like even more of a new beginning or something?  🙃

 

Wishing you a bright and happy Monday and March 1st!  May beautiful things come your way!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter Romance

Fresh white snow

bright blue skies

a walk in the woods

your hand in mine

 

My desire set aglow

by the twinkle in your eyes

catching my breath

my heart sighs

 

at the touch of winter romance 

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2021

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Full Moon Friday

There was a perfectly lovely moonrise last night!  So stunning that I had to stop in my tracks to gaze up at it for a while, breathing in its beauty.  Ah dusk and dawn.  Sigh…

I took out my phone to try and capture it, but as usual, I was not able to. I did manage this shot, which although it still falls quite short, it does capture some of the feels. I admit I used a filter to enhance it a bit, but only because this was more what it actually looked like to me. The colors gave me a serious case of heart eyes! 😍  I love the moon so much!

 

Wishing you a wonderful day and beauty that gives you heart eyes!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ More Diamond Painting

Another diamond painting I did.  I’m a huge fan! I love the blue and the design. I really wish the sparkles could be captured.

Guys, this could easily become a new addiction. Oh well… there are worse things. 🤷‍♀️😉

I hope you’re all keeping well.  Despite the recent snow (and March typically being our snowiest month) here, I sense spring approaching.  I’m hearing more and more little birds twittering outside.  Such a delightful and welcome sound! 💕

 

Happy Mandala Monday! Wishing you things that bring you joy today!

Tweet! 🐦

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Sweet Love

The sweetest pink

the softest petals

a whisper of romance

sensuality in bloom

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2021

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💝

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ Diamond Painting

I’m still dabbling in all things mandala related over here. This is a diamond painting I did recently…

 I didn’t create the design, nor did I come up with the ‘diamond’ placing, but I sure enjoyed it!  Because who doesn’t enjoy activities that include a kaleidoscope of colors and sparkly things?! 🥰

Unfortunately, this picture doesn’t really show just how sparkly it is.  I was only snapping a quick picture of it to show it to my sister because she is the one who gave me the little kit for Christmas and I wanted her to see it all finished.  I have three other kits she gave me as well, so perhaps I’ll share those too once I finish them.  And I’ll try to snap better pictures next time! 😉

 

Wishing you a day full of beauty and joy!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Frosty Sea Creatures

Floating on an ocean of glass

frosty sea creatures rise to greet the winter dawn

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2021

It’s finally cold enough for nature to breathe its icy breath on my bedroom windows! I love winter’s unique beauty!

No matter the weather wherever you are when you happen upon this, I hope you’re keeping well and finding beauty and joy in every season.

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Kindness & Snow

“Kindness is like snow –

it beautifies everything it covers”

Khalil Gibran

Technically this isn’t snow in this image, it’s hoarfrost (which we’ve been delightfully blessed to be having quite a bit of here lately), but who’s being picky? Certainly not me. 😉

So HI YOU GUYS!!!

Sorry for ‘shouting’ all in caps, but I’m excited!

But I’m not excited with this new editor thing. Ugh. Probably old news to you all by now, but it might take me a while to get used to it.

So, I’ve sort of been away from here for months and you know what? I’ve sincerely missed you all! ❤

I have no explanation really, but I did start back to work in the beginning of October. I feel like I’ve been on survival mode for like, ever. You may relate, yes? And that doesn’t promote much inspiration or creativity. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had many moments where there’s been both of those, but I guess maybe I just haven’t been able to take the time nor had the energy to share. Plus, do you ever get tired of yourself? Like, do you ever feel like you’re always sharing the same thing and have nothing new to offer? I don’t know, like I said, I don’t really have an explanation. And then new habits and routines form and before you know it, it’s been months since you’ve shared on your blog…

Even now, I’m squeezing this post in before I have to hurry off for work. But I saw this quote and just had to take this time to share. I’m feeling it so much…

I have more to say, but I’m gonna have to leave it there for now. I hope you all are well. I’m sending out so much love to all of you!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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