As Evening Sets In

 

 With the horizon all aglow

as the last golden rays of the sun paint the sky

I breathe

saying a silent farewell to this day

All the joys and sorrows melding into one

a calm awareness fills me with peace

as evening sets in

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Forget Not

 

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet

 

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and the winds long to play with your hair.”

 

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~ Kahlil Gibran

 

 

And while you’re letting the earth delight in feeling your bare feet and letting the winds play with your hair, perhaps the trees could do with getting a hug too…

 

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Yep, just doing my part to embrace Earth Day yesterday.  Literally.   ;)

 

 As nice as it looks like it was outside in the above photo, it was actually freezing out yesterday!  But I didn’t let that stop me from getting out there and celebrating our beautiful earth, hugging trees n stuff.

  Hope you got a chance to get out there and show the earth some love too.  And going forward, lets “forget not” to do what we can to take care of our amazing planet.  Every day should be Earth Day…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Whatever is Lovely

 

Note to self:

“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

 

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Such as the lovely Rhododendrons that burst into bloom here this morning.

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The above verse is a good reminder for me when my thoughts go wandering off to unpleasant places.  While it’s okay to visit those places sometimes, it’s best not to dwell there.

 

Hope you and your thoughts are dwelling in/on the lovely today…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Soft Beauty

 

She is

the embodiment of femininity

vulnerable yet brave

as she opens

revealing

  her soft beauty and alluring fragrance

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Marvelous Magnolias

 

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

                                                                       ~ Aristotle

 

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I couldn’t agree more!  And right now a bit of that marvelous is showing up in the glorious magnolias that are in bloom here!  Ah… so much absolute loveliness!      I got totally caught up in the splendor of their soft, delicate beauty while I was outside enjoying the perfect spring weather we had here yesterday.

Here are a few photos I snapped while I was at it…

 

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 Rejoicing, I’m so thankful for eyes to see such beauty.  And for a heart that feels it too!

 

Wishing the same for you…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Barnebey and Me

 

Wind in my hair

feeling wild and free

flying down the road

just Barnebey and me

 

Not a cloud in the sky

warm sun on my back

to destinations unknown

we may never come back.

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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I know this is really silly, but I’m feeling rather silly at the moment.  I went for my first bike ride of the season yesterday and it was so wonderful.  It was a gorgeous day and it felt so great to be back on my beautiful, blue bike again, I was smiling the entire time.  The people I rode past probably thought I was high.  And I guess I was – flying high on my blue cloud.  ;)

And the high is just beginning… I have lots of things planned with Barnebey this summer, both pleasurable and practical, and I’m really looking forward to it.  It’s supposed to be lovely weather again today, so a little while later we’ll be off to the library together, as my book is overdue, oops!

From there, I have no idea where we’ll end up, but it’s sure to a beautiful journey.  Barnebey and me.

Thanks for letting me share my silly poem and a bit of the joy I find in my riding my bike.  May your journey today be filled with joy and beauty, and with…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Whispers of the Heart

 

“‘It’s impossible’

said pride.

‘It’s risky’

said experience.

‘It’s pointless’

said reason.

‘Give it a try’

whispered the heart.”

 

                           ~ Unknown

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This really speaks to me.  ♥

 

 

 

What speaks to you today?

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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