Your Face

 

Your face is like the sun

brightening up my day

filling my heart with joy

love

and passion

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Morning Dreams

I awake

dreams of you still lingering in my mind

After pouring a warm cuppa, I go out to greet the morning

Inhaling deeply, I gaze up

a lovely crescent moon glows brightly against a soft blue morning sky

wispy clouds drift by and I feel my heart lift

Exhaling slowly, I smile

as my love and prayers are caught up and carried away on those clouds

to sail across that vast expanse of blue

over there to you

 

in my morning dreams

 

   © Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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September Evening

 

September evening forecast

Mostly calm and peaceful

with a slight chance of warm and glowy

 

   © Julie Rehnelt 2017

That warm glow though…

Wish I could have posted this last night.  I ended my day yesterday with a bike ride down by the river.  The “Mighty Mississippi” was unusually calm, it made for a very peaceful ending of the day.

 

Wishing you peaceful endings and calm waters as you float through this Wednesday…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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September Morning

 

September morning forecast

Mostly bright and sunny

with a slight chance of cool and crisp

 

   © Julie Rehnelt 2017

Sounds like the perfect combination to me!  🌻

 

Wishing you beauty today and whatever the perfect combination is to you too…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Can’t Rush the Sunrise

“We cannot rush the sunrise
or pay to bring on the full moon.
Everything will happen when it’s supposed to happen.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant

 And do you know what was “supposed to happen” (and did happen) on the day I captured this beautiful sunrise?  The total solar eclipse.  🌚

It was absolutely glorious, and it happened all on its own without any coaxing or involvement on our part.

There’s a hidden metaphor in here somewhere, I know it!  😉

By the way, it’s almost a full moon, and we don’t have to pay anything to see it…

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday – or whatever day it may be when you “happen” to come across this.  ❤

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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September Glory

I awoke on this September 1st to find my morning glories have finally bloomed…

I love thier big, bright blue blossoms!  😍

 I also awoke this morning to some brisk temperatures here in my little part of the world.  Not that I’m complaining, this is my favorite time of the year!  As many of you may already know, I absolutely adore everything there is about Autumn!  🍁

I’ll admit, it’s a little bit of a sad time in the garden, as everything is winding down.  Many of my plants are looking quite scraggly and my veggie garden gave up the ghost a bit early this year, as I’ve already yanked out my cucumber vines and my zucchini.  But I’ve still got some little jalapeno peppers going and a few tomatoes yet to turn red.

But as the Earth keeps spinning and the seasons come and go, everything in nature is always in some phase of transition and continual transformation, and I do my best to embrace each one.  All of life is a series of bittersweet hellos and goodbyes…

So hello to September, and a happy September 1st to all of you!  May this new month bring new and beautiful things to your life…

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Day Turns to Night

 

In awe and wonder 

I stand there amazed 

gazing upward

with tears streaming down my face

 there are no words to describe what I’m feeling 

as I witness this spectacle

moon in all its lunar glory

eclipses the blazing sun

and day turns to night

 

for 2:40 incredible minutes 

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

 

Omygosh you guys, the total solar eclipse was THE most extraordinary thing I’ve ever witnessed!  I traveled 723.6 miles and suffered through 100+ degree temps to see it in totality, and it was “totality” worth it!

The above photo was taken with my phone during totality from a several hundred acre open-land area located within the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois where I traveled to see the eclipse.  I couldn’t capture a shot of the actual eclipse with my phone because all that showed up on it was a bright fuzzy orb – which was NOT what the eclipse looked like at all, so I gave up and just soaked in the brief, but spectacular moment.  It was absolutely breathtaking, such a freaking amazing thing to see, truly!  I could barely take my eyes off of it to snap a few pictures, I was transfixed.  And the atmosphere was so eerie and magical.  It turned dark, like dusk, but not, it’s hard to describe the odd lighting, the photo doesn’t even show it true, and the crickets started chirping.  The temperature dropped significantly, it felt more like 80 than 100, which was such a relief – that heat was almost unbearable, I was literally melting into a sweaty puddle on the ground, but it was sooo worth it.

Just for the sake of providing a bit of contrast – here is a shot of that same field shortly before the eclipse began..

It truly was as if day turned to night.  I can’t stop saying just how amazing it was.  I will never forget it…

 

May beautiful, incredible, unforgettable experiences come your way too…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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