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Sweet, plump buds

filled with promise

beautiful things to come


© Julie Rehnelt 2018




May beautiful things come your way today!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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This Post is Brought to You by… the Color Pink

Purple may be my favorite color, but I’m absolutely tickled about pink!

This past week while I was out running errands on a beautiful bright blue sky of a day, I came upon a gorgeous crab apple tree in full bloom, and had to pull the car over to take some pictures.  The pink… against the blue sky… so pretty!  ♥















I couldn’t even tell you how many pictures I took, I seriously could barely tear myself away, it was just so very lovely!


I had noticed recently that most of the petals had fallen from the crab apple tree on the boulevard on the side of the house, and felt a bit disappointed that I hadn’t gotten the chance to take any pictures, but it had been raining so much off and on that the opportunity just never really arose.  So I was delighted to see this one and to be able to take pictures of it in all its blooming glory.   It was such a beautiful day too, it’s been so rainy, I was sincerely thankful just to have the sun shining.

This morning looks equally as nice so I’m heading out to the patio to have my morning coffee to enjoy it.   Feeling grateful for eyes to see.

May your world be filled with vibrant color today…

On The Street Where I Live

For the past couple of weeks, each time as I come and go from my apartment, I keep noticing how much I like the way this street lamp looks set against the blossoms of this tree, so this afternoon I decided to try and take a photo of it with my cell phone as I was leaving.

I know there is something to be said for the time of day, and lighting and such, as well as the quality of one’s camera when trying to capture a scene, but I can’t be bothered about all of that in my daily comings and goings ~ I just have to grab opportunities here and there as I go along.  So here’s how it turned out looking at around 1:00 this afternoon ~ and after I tweaked it a bit with some photo editing software…

I’m sure the little glowing ball smudge thingies are probably considered  a fault or mistake to do with the lighting or something, but I actually like the effect they add to the photo.  It’s all in the eye of the beholder right?

Heck, you might even be thinking “big deal… it’s a street lamp, and a tree… not exactly something to write about…” but I guess it’s the simple every day things that tend to float my boat.

You know the saying “take time to stop and smell the roses?”  Well, I take that to heart on a regular basis.  There is beauty all around us if we only pause long enough to notice it…

My Street 2


Rain Much?

Sounds like the weather forecast will be raining on my gardening parade for the next several days.  It’s supposed to be raining for the next 4 days straight here with maybe 1 clear day and then 3 more days of rain.  At least my newly planted little broccoli, spinach, and pea seeds will be getting a good bath.  Hope they don’t drown!

Yesterday it was so beautiful out!  After I planted my peas, I did a little bit of other yard work at my mom’s too.  I cleared away some leaves around her hostas that are starting to poke up through the ground, and spread some fresh mulch around the perennial garden that I put in for her for Mother’s Day several years ago.

In knowing about all this rain in the forecast, I also had thoughts of mowing the grass, it’s reeeeally long, but it’s mostly my daughter’s job and I was busy doing other things.  Well, she wasn’t able to get to it and now I’m afraid that by the time it dries out enough to mow it’ll be so long that it will be like a jungle and we’ll have to whack through it with machetes.  😉

Oh well, rain is a part of spring and it brings life to the growing things.  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed all sorts of beautiful growing things.  From the lilacs I mentioned in Gardening Adventures Part 8

To the gorgeous apple blossoms on my mom’s tree…

To the cheerful bright yellow dandelions growing in the cracks and crevasses of my sis’s patio.

(Dandelions get such a bad rap. 😦  Just for the record…  I happen to like them!)


Anyway, with all this rain in the forecast I guess I’ll have to find some indoor activities to occupy myself with in the meantime.

Maybe I’ll finally go and see The Hunger Games.  🙂