Category Archives: Photography

Flowery Friday

 

I recently received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a dear friend of mine and thought I would share a few photos I snapped of its loveliness with all of you on this Friday.  There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers to cheer and refresh…

 

 

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend filled with beauty and joy…

  

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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February Fog

 

The road ahead shrouded in mist

I venture deeper into that mysterious unknown

unafraid

soothed by the stillness 

of a February fog

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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Snapped this with my phone through the windshield of my car as I was driving down the road this morning.  Don’t worry, I was being completely safe, there were no other cars in sight.  🙂

I love the fog, even with as dreary as it seems.  I find the stillness and mysteriousness of it incredibly soothing.  We don’t get fog here very often, so I’m always delighted whenever we do and make it a point to get outside and enjoy it.

May you find things to enjoy today too…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

 

A solitary crow sulks on barren branches

on a gloomy morning without a sunrise

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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I had this one in my drafts from back in 2015, so it’s probably cheating a bit to use it for this week’s photo challenge, but it came to mind as I was out driving my mom to an appointment earlier this morning, because it’s very dreary weather here today.  Funny thing is, I rather like it.  The entire city is shrouded in a heavy mist, I love it.  So odd for February.

I’ve always thought of solitude as a state of being peaceful in aloneness, but in studying the definition a bit more,  I’m not so sure.  Some of the other words synonymous with solitude include –  emptiness, isolation, loneliness, and even quarantine, it’s not until way down the list that I see peace and quiet.  I guess it all depends on what one’s interpretation and perception of things are…

 

May you interpret and perceive today as being lovely

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: solitude

Frozen Falls

 

The melody of rushing waters

never ceasing

Nature’s flow persists

through winter’s frozen falls

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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A good friend and I took a little road trip this past weekend in hopes of finding these falls completely frozen over, because how cool would that be?  But to our surprise, and delight, they were not.  We enjoyed them much more being only partially frozen.  Listening to the beautiful and refreshing melody of rushing waters was an extra lovely sound to hear to in the middle of winter when nature usually sleeps.

 

Wishing all of you a melodious and refreshing week!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

 

Fresh and green

Gracefully

new life unfolds

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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I snapped this in the Fern Room on a recent ‘green therapy’ visit to The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  I can’t even tell you how wonderfully refreshing it was to be amidst the green and growing things…

 

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  May it be filled with beauty and grace, and as always…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Graceful

 

Fresh Start

 

New beginnings and fresh starts

renew the spirit and bring hope to the heart

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter Solstice

 

Golden light

glowing bright

hopeful sight

after longest night

 

Winter Solstice

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2016

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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