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Mandala Monday ~ When the Garden Gives You Yellow

I’m SO feeling a hint of autumn in the air right now!  And I’m sensing it in the garden too as things are starting to wind down.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s still lots going on out there, but I harvested the last of my beans in the veggie garden the other day, and my yellow beans were the inspiration for this week’s mandala.  The beans and all the other yellows that are happening in the garden…

Gosh, I love yellow, it’s such a bright and cheerful color!

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It’s a rainy start to the week here on this Monday, but our weather forecast for the week looks amazing! And by amazing, I mean… cooler temps. Yes! Oh, how I love the changing of the seasons!

I hope the weather is nice wherever you are, and that you can find joy and beauty in whatever season you’re in. Wishing you bright and cheerful things in the coming week!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Beauty Rings

Trumpets resound at the rising sun

as beauty rings out in the garden

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

 

 

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Midsummer Morning

Stepping out into the garden on midsummer morning, a lush carpet of soft clover cushions my footsteps

Oh how I delight in feeling the earth beneath my bare feet, soothing and arousing all at once

Sweet birdsong and luscious scents fill the air

a light breeze stirs my hair tickling my cheek, I smile as I brush it aside

Breathing deeply I sigh, grateful to be alive

grateful for my five senses, and for the deeper awareness that I am connected to it all

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Welcome May!

Warm sun

fresh air

bird song

blue sky

new green

first blooms

 

Welcome May!

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

 

Be still

soak in

breathe deep

in hale

ex hale

 

Grateful heart

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

 

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

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Mandala Monday ~ Noelle

A little flower mandala I created on top of my notebook while I was out on the patio writing and reflecting after my sweet Noelle was here visiting for a few days…

We spent a lot of time outside – she was a very good little helper in the garden…

She really enjoyed helping water my plants on the patio.

But can we talk about how adorable her curly little ponytail is?!  At 3, the child is finally getting hair!  My mom said Noelle reminded her of me as a little girl with a ponytail.  I loved hearing that. 😍  And of course, she also reminded both of us of my daughter.  ❤

Here she is examining and rearranging a few of my rocks…

She’s a real chip off the ol block, that one!  😉

And here she is jumping through the sprinkler…

Cuz hot summer day.  🌞

[By the way, the bathing suit she’s wearing was my daughter’s. 💕]

And here’s another one of her sleeping…

#Creepingonsleepingchildren haha!  I can’t help it, she’s too sweet when she’s sleeping!  Even when she’s kicking me in the ribs.  😉

I love that precious little being more than I could ever say, and it was so wonderful having her here with me for a few days.

I think this mandala I created while thinking of her looks just like her. 💜

 

Thanks for letting me share!

 

Happy Monday, wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ To Bring Cheer

A little flower mandala I created this past week from a few of the annuals I have growing in various pots on my patio…

I normally don’t like to pick the flowers from my garden, but I was needing a bit of extra cheer and creative expression, and sitting on the soft green earth playing with flowers in my garden did just the trick.  And those purple petunias… sooo wonderfully fragrant!

Hope this brings cheer to you too on this Monday!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

 

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Sunday Morning Senses

A distant motor hums

birds singing

trees swish in the breeze

 

Flowers blooming

an ant crawls

wispy clouds float across a blue sky

 

Fresh cut grass

an indistinct scent of flowers

damp wood mulch

 

Stiff, smooth pen between my fingers

the coolness of metal against the back of my bare arms

a faint breeze

 

Rich, flavorful herbal coffee

cocoa lip balm

a hint of floral somehow mingled in

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

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Just a few observations as I checked in with my five senses this morning; grounding me in the present moment.

 

I don’t have a photo to share from my observations this morning, but here’s a random picture I snapped earlier this week as I enjoyed some peaceful moments by a stream…

 

Wishing you peaceful moments today…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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