Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Snowflakes of Summer


Cottonwood fluff, the snowflakes of summer

  fall silently

floating along on invisible waves of  wind

dancing a graceful ballet to music of a soundless breeze

being carried away to an unknown destination

to a place to rest, to plant, to set down roots, to become what they are meant to be.

© Julie Rehnelt 2013


I wrote this in my journal yesterday morning while I was out on the patio having my coffee whilst being snowed on by Cottonwood fluff.

I tried so hard to capture a picture of the wonderful scene, but I don’t have the right type of camera nor the talent, so I gave up and just enjoyed the moment.

As I watched the fluffy display, I had a myriad of metaphors going through my mind about life ~ about the winds that blow and the seeds we plant, about becoming who we’re meant to be.

It was a beautiful, contemplative morning.

After a while my Mom came out to join me, and I tried again to snap some pictures.  This time I didn’t try to focus in on just one single fluff blowing by and decided to point my camera upward instead.  I love looking at the sky!  Although this still wasn’t what I was going for, I liked how it turned out…

Countless little fuzzy seeds look like stars sprinkled across the daytime sky!