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




✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

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…




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~✿

Peace and Love 1


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



a joyful hymn my soul now sings


© Julie Rehnelt 2015


It’s a girl!



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~✿

Peace and Love 1

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



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…




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…



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


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…


Finally one without any people.


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


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~✿

Peace and Love 1

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





✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

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


underneath it all


© Julie Rehnelt 2015





✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1


WPC: Connected