Tag Archives: Autumn

Glowing Horizon


As my eyes are drawn east

my heart is drawn too

longing to fly into that glowing horizon

over there to you


© Julie Rehnelt 2016




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Beauty Remains


I miss the days when words flowed free

from mind to pen

They seem stuck now


and littered with negativity

Inspiration, creativity, and light


I have nothing to offer

only thoughts induced through pain

And those I will not share because they benefit no one

including myself

But beauty still remains

all around me

even in the midst of suffering

though I may not be fully capable of enjoying its splendor in the way I “normally” would


And I will grab hold of it…


© Julie Rehnelt 2016




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Lessons From Trees


Bend in the breeze

you can’t control the wind

it’s always gonna blow

sometimes softly, sometimes strong

don’t try to resist it, bend with it

let it flow through you


Stay rooted and grounded, but not stiff

brittle branches break


Stretch out your arms and embrace life

but don’t cling too tightly to anything

be willing to let go –

Let the leaves fall off when their time comes

setting them free to dance on the wind

Shed your protective bark

allowing new layers of yourself to emerge


Seasons come and go, the cycle of life continues


But always remain green inside

even in the dead of winter


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Autumn’s Table


Come my friends, come sit with me

at a table midst the autumn trees

We’ll feast on colors warm and bright

delicious views to whet our appetite


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



This scene begged me to pause and snap a photo of it while I was passing through a rest area on a road trip up to the North Shore earlier this fall.  A lovely spot for an autumn picnic, don’t you think?




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Reaching out across the waters

I yearn for the caress of your beautiful shores.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015




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November Passion


As the nights get longer and the leaves turn to brown

passion still blooms in the garden

and in my heart

whenever you’re around


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



Look what I found blooming brightly in the garden this morning, a passion flower!  Such a delightful surprise!  Especially considering it’s November 1st, when all of nature is winding down, preparing to go to sleep for the long winter.

Passion never sleeps…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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The Sunshine Tree


Come my love, play with me

lets frolic in the autumn leaves

and let our hearts run wild and free

underneath the sunshine tree


© Julie Rehnelt 2015




I’m telling you… I have never wanted to try and capture a scene more than this one.  This was one of the most beautiful, magical autumn settings I’ve ever seen (with my own eyes, I mean).  The golden sunlight shining on this golden tree took my breath away.   ❤

Most of the photos I snapped were over on the other side of the tree – that’s where the real magic was, but my lens kept picking up the glare of the sun, and I don’t know enough about photography nor have a camera that can do much more than just point and shoot, so I couldn’t quite capture the scene.  But that’s okay… I captured it in my mind and have it filed in my memory banks.  🙂


Plus, I also have this picture my sister took of me with her phone while I was in the moment…


Once again, I thought she was beside me snapping her own photos, but she was doing that ‘from my perspective’ thing again like in Capturing a Waterfall.

She’s the one who spotted the tree as we were driving down the road and slammed on her brakes.  I almost spilled my pumpkin spice latte.  Then she parked on the sidewalk.  I mean literally on it, as there was no parking on that road, nor any shoulder for us to pull over onto.  We were being totally illegal and totally not caring because it would have been totally worth the parking ticket.  And the spilled latte.  Which tasted all that much better after basking in the golden light of the sunshine tree.




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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