On a Warm Spring Day

 

Bright sunlight illuminates the delicate, white petals of apple blossoms

as they scent the air with their luscious fragrance

Beauty, purity, softness

sweet and sensuous

And I’m filled with longing

For you

to be in my arms

underneath those lovely flower-filled boughs

Our joy overflowing

the beautiful refrain of our laughter mingling together with the sweet melody of the Robin’s song

Come away with me honey

my sweetheart

my love

lets make the most of this glorious, warm spring day

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Earth Day 2017

 

On Earth Day

Mother Earth prays

hoping we’ll hear her plea 

 

For it is through us alone

we can protect our home

for future generations to see

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

I’ve recently been enjoying the beautiful artwork of Josephine Wall, and when I came across this piece of hers, I immediately thought of Mother Earth and Earth Day.  It’s entitled “Sadness of Gaia” and if you click on the picture, it will bring you to the artist’s webpage and her interpretation/explanation of this piece.  To me it seems as if Mother Earth is praying.  Let’s listen…

 

 

For more information about Earth Day and what you can do to be involved, check out earthday.org

Happy Earth Day!

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Another Flowery Friday

 

Just wanted to share a few of the lovely springtime blooms I’ve been seeing around here lately.  Please enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Music Monday – Heal the World

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Flowery Friday

 

I recently received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a dear friend of mine and thought I would share a few photos I snapped of its loveliness with all of you on this Friday.  There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers to cheer and refresh…

 

 

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend filled with beauty and joy…

  

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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February Fog

 

The road ahead shrouded in mist

I venture deeper into that mysterious unknown

unafraid

soothed by the stillness 

of a February fog

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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Snapped this with my phone through the windshield of my car as I was driving down the road this morning.  Don’t worry, I was being completely safe, there were no other cars in sight.  🙂

I love the fog, even with as dreary as it seems.  I find the stillness and mysteriousness of it incredibly soothing.  We don’t get fog here very often, so I’m always delighted whenever we do and make it a point to get outside and enjoy it.

May you find things to enjoy today too…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

 

A solitary crow sulks on barren branches

on a gloomy morning without a sunrise

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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I had this one in my drafts from back in 2015, so it’s probably cheating a bit to use it for this week’s photo challenge, but it came to mind as I was out driving my mom to an appointment earlier this morning, because it’s very dreary weather here today.  Funny thing is, I rather like it.  The entire city is shrouded in a heavy mist, I love it.  So odd for February.

I’ve always thought of solitude as a state of being peaceful in aloneness, but in studying the definition a bit more,  I’m not so sure.  Some of the other words synonymous with solitude include –  emptiness, isolation, loneliness, and even quarantine, it’s not until way down the list that I see peace and quiet.  I guess it all depends on what one’s interpretation and perception of things are…

 

May you interpret and perceive today as being lovely

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: solitude