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Winter’s Frosty Glow

Icy crystals

dazzling with delicate beauty

glow

in dawn’s warm rays

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

{Brrrrr} it’s cold here in Minnesota this morning! ❄ Currently, it’s -11 with a -28 windchill!  Makes me grateful for a furnace, among other things…

 

Hope you have lots to feel grateful for today.  Wishing you beauty and joy.  And warmth!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Spiral of Life

The spiral of life

 

ever turning 

spinning

twisting

Curves ever winding 

inner to outer

and back to center again

A journey of beauty

wonder

mystery

 

the spiral of life

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

~

 

This past week the spiral of my life brought me to Miami Florida!  I’ve never been to Florida before, so it was a fun, new adventure for me!

My sister and her husband flew me there to spend a few days with them while they are on vacation down there.  How nice of them was that?!  I’m so grateful!

But do you know what guys?  The winter loves me so much that it followed me all the way from Minnesota and made iguanas fall from the skies!  Yep.  They had a windchill advisory and everything.  One local told us it was the coldest temps they’ve had in 5 years.  I blamed myself and promptly apologized. 😉

But being a cold-hearty Minnesotan, I found it amusing that they issued a windchill advisory for 35 degree weather, and my sister and I giggled to see many of the locals all bundled up in winter clothes. You guys think this is cold?  Bah, you haven’t seen nothing!  Incidentally, I hadn’t packed any of my own warm clothes, thinking it was gonna be 80 degrees.  I didn’t even wear a coat to the airport, knowing I wouldn’t need it.  But I was wrong, it was indeed quite nippy on Tuesday evening.  But that didn’t stop us from going out to the hot tub that night.  The only other people we met out there with us were from Canada.  Maybe they’re the ones to blame for bringing the winter weather! Hahaha!

When I got back home, I heard that the National Weather Service had also issued a warning about “Falling Iguanas” on their Twitter page and that really took the cake!  But in actuality, that’s not funny.  Poor things!  And they weren’t really falling from the skies obviously, they were falling from the trees.

I didn’t see any fallen iguanas while I was there, but I did see one, and thankfully, it was alive and well.  It was really cool to see.  I snapped a picture of it, but didn’t get a good quality shot…

You can’t tell from the photo, but it was HUGE!  I wish I could have gotten closer, but it ran away as I approached.  I was lucky to even get this shot.

I feel lucky to have even seen it at all!  And lucky to have seen all of the other wonderful and beautiful things I saw while I was in Florida too!  I have 300+ other photos that I snapped during the few short days I was there.  Excessive much?  😉  But I won’t make you scroll endlessly to look at them all, I’ll try and share them little by little in future posts.

But I will share this one before I go…

My big seester and I at the lighthouse on beautiful Key Biscayne ❤

 

May your day be with love!  And may the spiral of life bring you to beautiful places, people and things today…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Ice and Fire

There’s a chill in the air as we awake

Ice crystals formed during the cold, dark night shimmer in the early morning light

“Baby it’s cold outside”

But we’re nice and warm under the covers, wrapped in the heat of each other’s arms

Lets linger here a little longer, my darling, and forget anything else exists in this world beyond us, beyond this moment

So we do…

 

The world melts away in our embrace, as ice and fire coalesce

 

But alas… it was only a dream

 

I reach out to touch you, but your physical form is beyond my reach, far across a vast expanse

So I reach out for you with my heart, and with my mind, in the hope that you can feel me, sense me somehow in your spirit

and that you’ll come to me one day, when you can, when it’s time…

 

Maybe it will be in the winter…

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Frosty Stars

Frosty stars twinkle bright

awaking me with beauty in dawn’s soft light

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2020

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Finding My Center

Outer world in chaos 

emotions turbulent 

like windswept leaves scattered on the ground

 

Breathing

in

and out

 

I find my center

creating order

in my inner world

 

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

I’ve been displaced for the past few days, feeling much like those scattered leaves I mentioned above.  I’m so grateful for the simplicity of breath – and for my big sister (and brother-in-law) for giving me a place to rest my weary head.

And for nature for providing beauty to draw from for inspiration.  This was the view out my sister’s front window…

You can’t tell from the photo, but it was much too cold and rainy to spend any significant amount of time outdoors, so I ran out there and collected a bunch of those wet leaves that had fallen and brought them inside.  I spread them out onto parchment paper on her dining table to dry a bit, and then using their varying colors, tried to create a sense of order…

Almost immediately I saw the mandala I wanted to create in my mind’s eye and then got busy arranging it.  Usually I don’t get a picture in my mind ahead of time – I’m guessing it was due to the natural gradient of their colors?  Anyways, it was a very therapeutic, meditative activity.  It didn’t solve all of the world’s problems, but it did help and I enjoyed it.

Hope you find things you enjoy today too.  Remember to breathe deeply…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Seasons Merge

Cold winds swirl

autumn leaves twirl

two seasons merge into one

when snow joins in

adding a frosty dusting

of winter magic

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

But only for the weekend.  Thankfully!  😉

We had a bit of snow here in Minnesota.  Everyone is groaning “noooooo!”  Except me.  Don’t get me wrong… I was too at first, when I heard the forecast – if you’ve been with me very long, you know that autumn is my most bestest favoritest time of year, the last thing I want is for it to end prematurely.  Heck, it feels like it’s barely even gotten started and there’s so much more enjoying I want to have.  But, rather than dread or resist or groan about the cold and the snow – which we have zero control over, wouldn’t it serve us better to try to find the beauty in it instead?  It’s there, it just might require a little shift in perspective to see it…

 

Wishing you warmth and beauty today and a perspective that brings you joy!

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Spirals

In the garden of my mind

many thoughts intertwine

 

and in my heart emotions swirl

joys and sorrows all unfurl

 

The journey of change as life unfolds

leads me back to Source where peace flows

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

Just creating spirals with flowers in my garden while I work some things out…

Spending time in nature and being creative is always good for working things out, don’t you agree?!

 

Wishing you joy and beauty today!

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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