Daily Archives: January 13, 2015

Agate Sunrise


Rings of golden amber ignite

as volcanic layers of ancient lavas

catch fire once again

in the radiance of an agate sunrise


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



I don’t know if I’ve ever shared here before about my love for rocks, but knowing how much I love all things nature, it probably comes as no surprise.  Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always delighted in and have been fascinated by everything that makes up our amazing earth, and as I’ve grown into an adult that delight and sense of wonder has stayed with me.  So much beauty, so much interconnection… I just find it all so astounding.  I’m deeply grateful for my five senses that enable me to explore and enjoy it all to the fullest.

Last weekend, my daughter and I took a little drive to the Enchanted Rock Garden where I picked up this beautiful Brazilian agate slice.  I’ve always thought rock slices were cool because it’s so interesting to see the various designs that are of the inside of them, but I’ve never bought one for myself until now.  I just loved this one’s warm rich colors, it reminds me of a caramel mocha latte.  Mmm…

When we got home, I promptly set it on my window ledge so it could catch the light, and the other morning as the sun was coming up I thought I’d try and see if I could capture a photo of it with the sunrise shining through it.  With my humble lens I could only do so much, and you can’t really see all the detail, but believe me this stone is simply gorgeous ~ even without the sun shining through it.

I have tons of rocks and crystals that I’ve collected over the years, my favorite being amethyst, but rose quartz, celestite, moonstone, and larimar are close behind.  I like rocks so much that when a friend of mine recently traveled abroad and asked what souvenir he could bring back for me, I told him a rock.   He brought me back three!  What I didn’t tell him was to steal one from a sacred cave.  Apparently, while he was on a group tour of some sacred cave monastery he witnessed a little boy getting hauled out by security guards when he had tried to take one of the rocks, and while they were busy with that, my friend snatched that same rock and stuffed it into his pocket.  Oh gosh.  Yeah, I’m not quite sure how I feel about the manner in which he acquired it, but I do appreciate his effort ~ risking his meager life and all.  😉

It’s a pretty cool rock too, but I won’t even attempt trying to capture a photo of it to show you because with my camera it wouldn’t look like much.  Oh, but if you want to see some exquisite rock photography, do yourself a favor and check out this guy… Mike Woodward Photography.  His photography is seriously beyond amazing, pure art, I can’t even explain!  I have one of his prints on canvas that my Mom gave me for Christmas last year and I absolutely love it!  I read that he’s going to be in Minnesota this summer for an art fair and I may need to go and meet him.  And to get another one of his pieces.  😀



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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