Tag Archives: Poetry

February Fog

 

The road ahead shrouded in mist

I venture deeper into that mysterious unknown

unafraid

soothed by the stillness 

of a February fog

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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Snapped this with my phone through the windshield of my car as I was driving down the road this morning.  Don’t worry, I was being completely safe, there were no other cars in sight.  🙂

I love the fog, even with as dreary as it seems.  I find the stillness and mysteriousness of it incredibly soothing.  We don’t get fog here very often, so I’m always delighted whenever we do and make it a point to get outside and enjoy it.

May you find things to enjoy today too…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

 

A solitary crow sulks on barren branches

on a gloomy morning without a sunrise

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

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I had this one in my drafts from back in 2015, so it’s probably cheating a bit to use it for this week’s photo challenge, but it came to mind as I was out driving my mom to an appointment earlier this morning, because it’s very dreary weather here today.  Funny thing is, I rather like it.  The entire city is shrouded in a heavy mist, I love it.  So odd for February.

I’ve always thought of solitude as a state of being peaceful in aloneness, but in studying the definition a bit more,  I’m not so sure.  Some of the other words synonymous with solitude include –  emptiness, isolation, loneliness, and even quarantine, it’s not until way down the list that I see peace and quiet.  I guess it all depends on what one’s interpretation and perception of things are…

 

May you interpret and perceive today as being lovely

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Shadows of the Beauty Inside

 

The light reveals

shadows of the beauty hidden inside

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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I’ve come down with a slight case of spring fever, so I did what I always do around this time of year and bought myself a little pot of spring bulbs to grow indoors.

As I was sitting with my coffee and journal this morning I noticed that against the light that was coming in through my window, I could see the hidden bloom developing inside one of the daffodils, and a million metaphors sprang to mind.  Well, maybe not a million.  😉  My phone couldn’t really capture it though so the photo is mediocre, but I wanted to share it anyway.

 

Wishing you light and inspiration today, and as always…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Frozen Falls

 

The melody of rushing waters

never ceasing

Nature’s flow persists

through winter’s frozen falls

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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A good friend and I took a little road trip this past weekend in hopes of finding these falls completely frozen over, because how cool would that be?  But to our surprise, and delight, they were not.  We enjoyed them much more being only partially frozen.  Listening to the beautiful and refreshing melody of rushing waters was an extra lovely sound to hear to in the middle of winter when nature usually sleeps.

 

Wishing all of you a melodious and refreshing week!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

 

Fresh and green

Gracefully

new life unfolds

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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I snapped this in the Fern Room on a recent ‘green therapy’ visit to The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  I can’t even tell you how wonderfully refreshing it was to be amidst the green and growing things…

 

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  May it be filled with beauty and grace, and as always…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Graceful

 

I wonder…

 

I wonder…

 

Do you ever think of me

or am I just a faded memory

all but forgotten

amidst the fragments of your forsaken dreams

 

I wonder…

 

Do you ever think of me

when you gaze upon a full moon

as its mystical light

glows through the tangled branches of your thoughts

 

I wonder…

 

because I’m still here, always thinking of you…

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter Dawn

 

I awake before the sun

just as the first hints of light kiss the horizon

deep sapphire skies glisten 

a mystical backdrop against winter’s barren branches

 

All is quiet

except for the music within my own soul

playing the melody of transformation from darkness to light

as I witness the dawning of a new winter day

 

through frost covered windows

  

© Julie Rehnelt 2017

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✿~Peace & Love~✿

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