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Pretty in Pink

A joyful dance

Nature twirling in her frilly summer dress

pretty in pink


© Julie Rehnelt 2018




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Silent Sunday



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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…

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Wordless Wednesday



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Bleeding Hearts


From hearts that bleed

love trickles down

From droplets of beauty

rains joy


© Julie Rehnelt 2016





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Come Away


Come away with me my love, on this warm spring eve

let us go out into the garden.

And laughing, let us lie down together on the soft grass

intoxicated by the lush scents of a thousand spring flowers in full bloom.

And intoxicated with each other

let us make love beneath the flowery boughs of the apple blossom

illuminated by the soft glow of May’s Full Flower Moon


© Julie Rehnelt 2015





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Project: Fail

I came across a cool idea for an outdoor project that I thought would be fun to do, but it turned out sorta being a fail.  It isn’t entirely completed yet though, so maybe it will look better once it’s finished.  One can hope…  😉

First let me mention that I love stained glass.  Well, I love any type of colored glass, actually.  Many years ago, I used to collect colored bottles of varying shapes and sizes, and would set them on my window ledge to allow the light shine in through them, it gave off a lovely ‘stained glass’ effect.  I’ve since reduced that collection to only a few bottles and have yet to find/decide on a window here to place them in.  Not to mention, I’ll have to find the box they’re packed away in first.  I also tried to paint “stained glass” onto a window in one of my previous homes using specially designed paints.  It turned out looking pretty cool, wish I had a picture of it to show.  Hmmm… maybe I shall dig through some old photo albums later and see if I have any photos to share, but for now I’m going to continue on with my story…  Anyway, this latest project has nothing to do with either of those two things I just mentioned, or stained glass, I only mentioned them because it has to do with colored glass.  Well, with marbles, to be exact.  And I think I may have lost a few of my marbles working on it.  😉

Those of you who have been here with me for a while, know that in the summer months, I spend a lot of time in my garden and on the patio ~ it’s my little happy place.     Well, along the end of the patio, there is a small section of wood privacy fencing dividing our yard from the neighbors, that I thought would be perfect for this project to add a bit of whimsy and extra fun to my little happy place.

The basic idea for the project is simple ~ you drill holes in random places in the fence and then put colored marbles in them.  Easy peasy, right?  Turns out… not so much…

The main reason I call it a “fail” is because as I was drilling, the wood splintered and it looks terrible.  I think the fact that the fence is stained really makes the splitting more noticeable, so I plan to touch it up with a bit of stain, hopefully that will help hide it somewhat.  The other reason I call it a fail is because the marbles I used don’t really give it the effect I was hoping for, they may be made of glass, but it’s not really the right kind of glass.  Also, even though it’s the sunny south side that shines through, the sun is higher in the sky during the summer, so the marbles don’t catch the light quite right.  I guess I could go out there in the winter when the sun is lower in the sky to look at them, but rather than freezing my butt off, and trudging through several feet of snow, I think I’ll just find a nice window (in the cozy indoors) to set my colored bottles in.  Of course… I’ll have to find them first.  😉


But even though it ended up not turning out how I imagined it, it’s still more festive than a plain, ordinary fence.  Here’s the portion of fence with the marbles I’ve put in so far…


It’s hard to really see the various colors of the marbles, and I couldn’t get a decent close up shot, but this one shows them a little more…


And this one shows the splitting that happened when I drilled the hole…


This isn’t the worst one of the bunch, and you don’t even want to see what the other side of the fence looks like.  But I’ll have to wait and see, hopefully it’ll look better once I touch it up with the stain.  *crosses fingers*


My tiny garden is looking quite happy though, and I’m so very pleased with how well everything is doing!  I’ll share some photos with you in a future post.  Until then… hope you have a wonderful day, and may all your projects turn out just as lovely as you imagined.  Or even better!   😀


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