Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries


Refusing to be confined behind man-made barricades

nature breaches the boundaries


© Julie Rehnelt 2015





While out on a bike ride last night I noticed these trees coming through the fence that was alongside the bike path, and the first thing I thought of was how nature knows no boundaries.  Then I thought of this week’s photo challenge and how perfectly they would fit with its boundaries theme.  I had planned to snap a few photos of them on my way back, but my camera batteries died after taking a couple of pictures a bit further down the path.  Luckily, my friend who was with me had her phone and she was kind enough to let me use it so I could try and capture of few shots of them.  They look a bit sad to me because clearly they ultimately didn’t survive their battle with the fence.  But on the first one you can see little green life sprouting out from the seemingly dead stump.  I love it… life always finds a way!


Here’s some life finding a way too – what I snapped with my camera before my batteries died… Virginia Creeper entwined along that same fence, showing a little preview of its autumn colors…


I saw a quote the other day that said “Radiate good vibes” and I thought of that as I was trying to capture the fading sunlight shining through the leaves, but I couldn’t quite capture it before my batteries died.


Hope you radiate some good vibes today my friends, may life find a way, and may your dreams know no boundaries…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Boundaries

19 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

  1. You did fine Julie, and exactly what nature does. You found a way to get your pictures and message across. May we persist in our journey toward the light! blessings, Brad

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  2. I’m always fascinated by nature’s resilience. Wonderful photos!.

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  3. It was about this time two years ago that I took a photo of my apple trees and wondered what the weird discoloration was.
    Then, about this time last year, I was staring at a tree in a parking lot, waiting on The Mister, and I realized what it was. It was dancing light and shadow. I know it should have been obvious, after 40 years of staring at trees, but apparently, no. Mind.Blown!
    Since then, I can’t not notice, and it makes me appreciate the range of colors more. You really captured it with that Virginia Creeper!
    Really lovely, Jewels 🙂

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    • Thanks so much, Joey! 🙂
      You know… I was just thinking about you and your apple trees last night. We’re planning a trip to the apple orchard today and I was wondering how your apples are doing and if you’ve been out busy harvesting yet. I envy your apples…

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      • I didn’t get a bumper crop this year, and have to supplement a bit for baking, although I’ve done well for sauce.. Got more greens than red by far, but still wish I got more.
        I really need to have them pruned back :/
        Enjoy your trip to the orchard! Sounds great!


  4. It always amazes me how quickly nature can overtake manmade things. Here, it’s the blackberry vines that will engulf a house, fence or whatever in just a short time.

    Thank you for radiating good vibes! They ripple, their effect spreading wider and wider!

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    • I love it when nature takes over! 🙂
      I planted a Virginia Creeper this past spring on the side of the house and had hoped it would quickly take over and start growing up along the stucco, but it hasn’t really taken off yet. It’s on the north side though, so it probably doesn’t get enough sun. At least it’s still alive. 😉

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  5. You always radiate good vibes through this blog, Julie. 🙂 Love the backlit VA creeper!

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  6. Julie, looking at these photos reminded me of some pictures I’ve seen of Chernobyl in the decades since the disaster. Like Dr. Malcolm said in Jurassic Park, life finds a way 🙂 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2402589/Vanishing-Chernobyl-Aerial-photos-devastated-town-radiation-disaster-zone-reclaimed-nature.html

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  7. When nature overtakes something manmade (trees and vines especially), I always find it pretty powerful…keeps things in perspective. Well done Julie ~

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