Mandala Monday ~ Spring Bouquet

Finally, a bit of creative inspiration!  Leave it to the blooming things to help that arise within me.

My soul has been craving fresh flowers for months and nothing is blooming here yet.  With everything shut down since mid-March, I haven’t been able to go to the usual places to get my flower-fix this spring, so it’s been a bit of a struggle for me.  Winters here are LONG and things are only just now starting to green up a little.  My brother came to my rescue when he sent my mom and I a lovely spring bouquet for Easter.  And I don’t use the word ‘rescue’ lightly.  Oh, I tell ya… much, much needed.  Especially with everything else going on in the world right now.  I was so grateful to have something blooming and full of life!

The bouquet lasted a nice long time and we’ve enjoyed it immensely.  When I noticed the flowers fading, I decided to take them outside to try to extend that enjoyment a bit further by creating a mandala with them.  I can’t even tell you how good it felt to sit out on the ground and play with flowers, making them into a whole new type of arrangement. 🌸

Here is another variation of the mandala I made…

After playing around with them for a while, their petals began dropping fast, so I plucked off the rest of them and am in the process of drying them out for some future possible use.

My daughter creates stunning jewelry and has a few designs where she makes cabachons, encasing various plants, pieces of nature, and other things in resin, and then wire wraps around them.  So maybe she can use some of the petals to extend the beauty of the bouquet even longer.  Here is a pendant she created for me for my birthday last year using a butterfly wing I found while out on a nature walk with my granddaughter, some Hawthorn blossoms we picked together, and a lock of my granddaughter’s hair. These photos are used with permission and taken from her Instagram account…

How meaningful (and beautiful) is that?! 💕

While I’m at it, I think I’ll just post the link to her Etsy shop too.  She does beautiful work and takes custom orders.  Now, more than ever is the perfect time to support artists and small businesses.  😉

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RachaelsWireGarden

 

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I hope you are all doing okay and staying well.  May you have a beautiful and blessed week.  Wishing you joy and inspiration, and as always…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ Something Bright

 

Something bright for your Monday!

 

How are you guys doing? I hope you’re all alright.  I know I’ve been quiet here – I just haven’t been feeling very wordy lately.  I’ve got lots of love going out to all of you though xoxo…

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

 

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Silent Sunday

 

 

 

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Solace

“I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”

~ Anne Frank

 

It is NOT barefoot weather here in Minnesota on this 1st day of spring, but sometimes your bare feet just really neeeeed to touch the earth…  Well, mine do anyway, and I couldn’t relate more to Anne Frank’s sentiments above.

Wherever you are in the world today, I hope you can find a moment to connect with nature.

And remember to breathe deeply.

 

Wishing you solace.  And sending out so much Love to all of you.  Stay well my friends.

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Silent Sunday

 

 

 

 

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Winter’s Frosty Glow

Icy crystals

dazzling with delicate beauty

glow

in dawn’s warm rays

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

{Brrrrr} it’s cold here in Minnesota this morning! ❄ Currently, it’s -11 with a -28 windchill!  Makes me grateful for a furnace, among other things…

 

Hope you have lots to feel grateful for today.  Wishing you beauty and joy.  And warmth!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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