Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thousands of Kisses

 

More than the thousands of brightly colored leaves that cover tree branches in fall

I want to cover you with thousands of my kisses most of all

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

 

Autumn is happening!

I got my first glimpses of the autumn colors here in my area while out on a bike ride yesterday and thought this would fit perfectly for this week’s theme…

 

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I can’t even tell you how delicious autumn colors are to me, such a beautiful feast for the eyes!  Autumn is one change I will always welcome in coming.

 

May your day be filled with the delicious kinds of changes too, and with…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Change

It’s a Girl!

 

Peeking into the previously unknown

we now see the unseen

capturing a glimpse into the miraculous

of she who was forming there in secret

hidden from our view

 

Noelle…

a joyful hymn my soul now sings

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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It’s a girl!

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My baby girl is going to have a baby girl of her own.  An unexpected blessing, but a blessing all the same, and I can’t wait to meet her!

 

I was there, during the ultrasound, witnessing the precious miracle of life through modern technology – seeing the little being who is developing there inside my daughter, underneath the bump of her growing tummy.  And watching the tiny heart beating… it was a transcendental experience.  I’d never had an ultrasound while I was pregnant myself.

After checking to ensure that the baby had all of its main parts developing properly, the technician announced it was a girl, and a wave of love washed over me, along with a flood of joyful tears.  And what a delightful surprise – we all thought for sure it was a boy.  But oh gosh… I’m completely over the moon about having a granddaughter, like you have no idea!

❤❤❤

 

Thanks so much for letting me share this happy news with you.  May your day be filled with unexpected blessings too…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Capturing a Waterfall

 

Cool refreshing waters flow

traversing land formed long ago

 

A thunderous sound roaring wild and free

nothing can contain its jamboree

 

As it rushes over the steep rock wall

I attempt to capture a waterfall

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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My sister snapped the above photo of me as I was attempting to ‘capture’ the Upper Gooseberry Falls during a trip up to Lake Superior for my birthday last month.   I didn’t realize that she was including me in her photograph, I thought she was standing beside me taking a picture of the falls too, but it’s cool to see the perspective she captured with me off to the side like that.

 

Here’s what my perspective looked like.  Although I can’t really tell from the photo above which way I was holding my camera at the time, I know it was one of these two shots that I was taking, because the people are in the same positions as the one my sister took…

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Speaking of people – there were tons of people all over the place while we were there, so it was hard to get a photo without people in it.  They were especially noticeable when I zoomed in…

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I also had a hard time getting a shot of the Middle Falls without there being people in it…

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But I mostly had a hard time taking this one because I had to climb over to a very precarious spot on the edge of the cliff to capture it at this angle – and I was in flip flops, which are not exactly the safest shoes for rock climbing.  😉

 

Here is a  shot I snapped of the middle falls once we ‘climbed’ down below…

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Finally one without any people.

 

Well, except for this strange lady who was creeping behind me…

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My seester   ❤

Who was once again taking pictures of me taking pictures.  But this time I was taking one of her too.  She’s not the only one who can be sneaky!

😉

 

Gooseberry Falls State Park is a beautiful place and I had a wonderful time there capturing waterfalls with my sister.

 

Hope you capture something beautiful today…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Autumn’s First Blush

 

Tree berries ripen

with autumn’s first blush

A colorful foretaste

of the sweetness of beauty that is to come.

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

 

As earth’s outer layers have worn away over the course time

revealing how the roots of trees connect and intertwine beneath the surface

So are we

connected

underneath it all

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Connected