Faded Beauty


Far beyond her prime, no longer fresh and alive with the new green of springtime 

Gone are the days where she danced, dressed in vibrant colors under a hot summer sun

and the rich hues she once wore in celebration of autumn’s splendor have now paled

But even in the winter of her life, as she lingers in the dim lighting of dappled shadows, she is still lovely

And on the gentle breeze she serenades us with quiet whispers

of her faded beauty.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015






✿~Peace & Love~✿

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38 responses to “Faded Beauty

  1. The photo & words are both beautiful. Love the colors in the photo. I’m always thinking of colors for quilts & for decor! ha!

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  2. Beautiful image… very nice lighting 🙂

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  3. Wonderful shot and words.

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  4. Oh my goodness that photo is absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors are just amazing!!!! ❤

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  5. beautiful Julie, I would love to reblog this ❤ are you ok with that?

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  6. Lovely words and photo Julie … may we all have such delicacy and grace as we age!
    Or not 😉

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  7. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:
    I have been following Julie since the beginning of my journey here…her beautiful posts always make me smile. Do check her out her blog 🙂

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  8. Delicate and lovely – subtle, graceful beauty. 🙂

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  9. This is beautiful Jewels.

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  10. These are as pretty fresh as they are dried. Beautiful capture, Julie.

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  11. Loved the contrast against the snow. Hydrangeas are my favorites!

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  12. Very apt verse well written

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  13. Your prose with your photo are just beautiful, Julie. Perfecty matched. Love, Amy

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  14. As I read the words, I somehow knew the photo would be of a hydrangea. Maybe because I’ve been enjoying the faded beauty of their blooms this week. Great job on the photo and the poem – I love both! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


    • They really are such beauties all year round! 🙂 Thanks so much Trisha, I’m so glad you liked them! Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well my friend, hope you’re doing alright over there, sending hugs and loves… ❤


  15. Bravo!! This is such an exquisite piece, Julie. So beautifully written and moving tribute to the “faded beauty”.

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  16. Jus beautiful!

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