Flowery Friday


Wishing you a day filled with beauty and blossoms…






and whatever brings you joy.


It’s a gorgeous spring morning here and I’m off to plant my veggies!

Have a wonderful weekend!




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped


Enveloped within spring’s sweet pink buds

 hide autumn’s sweet juicy apples.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



Hope you find sweet juicy things hidden in your day today, and may you be enveloped in…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Enveloped

Wordless Wednesday – Breathing in the Deep





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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With a dream in my heart and fond thoughts of you

I close my eyes and exhale

as dandelion fluff whispers my wishes on the wind.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015


“A wish is a powerful thing.  It tells you where your heart is.  It speaks of what truly matters.  And, more often than you might realize, a wish has a way of becoming your future.  When you believe in the miraculous, embrace the extraordinary, and work for your dream, you give your wishes a chance to come true.  Keep faith.  Take opportunities.  And trust that you will find what you seek.  There is a whole world of possibilities, here and now, just waiting to be realized.  Try a little wishful thinking, wishful planning, and wishful living.  And don’t be surprised when the miracles you hoped and worked for become the wishes-come-true in your everyday.”

                                                                                         ~ from the book Wish by M.H. Clark



Besides… with how easily dandelions reproduce

surely at least one of my wishes is bound to come true,

don’t you think?  ;)

Magical stuff – dandelion fluff.


May all your heart’s wishes be granted today, and your life be filled with…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

Beautiful Distraction


While my heart is laid low and filled with despair

you suddenly catch my attention as you fly through the air.

Without even thinking I rise up to follow

reaching for my camera, forgetting my sorrow.

I lose all track of time during our quiet interaction

chasing you with my lens is a beautiful distraction.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015






True story.



✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1


As is customary, I went out during Mother’s Day weekend and bought a few annuals for my garden.  These bright beauties were one of them…


I adore any type of daisy, there is just something so delightful and sweet about them.  I can’t wait to plant these.  <3

I also can’t wait to plant all of these…


But it’s probably going to be a little while yet before I can, because the weather here is still a bit too cold at night.  That’s why I have them all placed on this old rusty flower cart of mine – so I can wheel them in and out of the garage at night until it’s warm enough.

In the meantime there are other lovelies in and around the garden for me to enjoy. Everything is bursting to life!

I simply must share a few more photos I took of the lilacs recently…





Don’t they make you just want to inhale deeply?

And the lily of the valley are blooming now too…


Talk about sweet, just look at those adorable dainty little white bells.

Also my peas are coming up…


My lettuces and spinach are coming right along as well, but I don’t have a photo of them to share.  It won’t be long before I’ll be able to plant the rest of my veggies too.

Ah… another gardening season approaches.

And for that I’m feeling so thankful.  I think I’ll head out to the garden right now…


I hope you find things to feel thankful for today too!


And just because I’m so in love with this song right now…

Bright by Echosmith

Go on… click it!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature


It is the invisible force of nature which makes the flower bloom

which coaxes the delicate tulip to unfurl its lovely petals


© Julie Rehnelt 2015






✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Forces of Nature