Tag Archives: Spring

Shadows of the Beauty Inside


The light reveals

shadows of the beauty hidden inside


© Julie Rehnelt 2017



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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Blushing Rosy


Kissed by sunshine

caressed with just enough rain

Springtime’s cheeks blush rosy

in the lavish beauty of the apple blossom


© Julie Rehnelt 2016




Can I just say… ohmyfreakinggosh!

Gorgeous crab apple trees line my street and in full bloom they cast the most beautiful rosy hue everywhere as the light filters through them.  It’s just ahhh… Yesterday, the strength of their vibrant color made the inside of my kitchen a rosy tone – and that is saying something, seeing as it’s actually a 70’s harvest gold color.  I know, ew right?  It’s in dire need of updating.  😉

Anyway, it’s absolutely lovely outside here right now with springtime happening.  Hope it’s lovely where you are too…




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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With Each Step


The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace.  With each step, the wind blows.  With each step, a flower blooms.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh








Just a few of the flowers blooming on my path here as my mind goes in a thousand directions while I try to walk in peace with the winds of life blowing.

It really is a beautiful path though.  Thanks for the reminder Thich!


May your path be filled with beauty too, and with…




✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

Sensuous Springtime


Ah sensuous springtime

when all the earth comes alive

sights, sounds and scents allure


Plump pink buds eager to open

unfurl their soft, tender petals

exposing bright blossoms

releasing a sweet, luscious fragrance

arousing my senses

awakening desire


Ah sensuous springtime

when all the earth comes alive


and me along with it…


© Julie Rehnelt 2016






 There’s just something about apple blossoms…




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Related : Come Away

Springtime Serenade


I bask in the beauty of bright blue skies

feeling the warm caress of the sun on my skin

The scent of fresh earth fills my nostrils

grounding me

The sweet melody of the robin fills the air

as green buds too, burst forth in song

Springtime’s serenade reverberates within me

breathing new life into my senses


© Julie Rehnelt 2016




I wrote this yesterday while I was outside enjoying the lovely weather we had.  Seriously, the warm sun on my skin felt so amazing, and the blue of the sky was glorious!  It was so delightful to hear the birds singing and to smell the scent of dirt again.  What… you don’t like the smell of dirt?  😉

Then I noticed these buds sprouting on my lilacs and seeing that fresh, new spring green made me feel like new too.

What a gift the changing of the seasons is.  It really is the simple things that bring me joy.


Wishing you joy today…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

While I’m out on my bike rides I come across so many beautiful things.  My daughter is often with me, and I know it irritates her sometimes when I’m constantly wanting to stop along the way to snap photos of what I see, especially if we’re on a time crunch.  I feel bad, but I can’t help myself ~ I’ve always been a “stop and smell the roses” type of person, literally and figuratively.  Well, there aren’t any roses blooming around here just yet, but there are lots of other lovely things in bloom right now, some of which I’ve already shared in previous posts.  But just take a look at these beautiful yellow irises I came upon the other day…


Mmm… lemony!


May you find many lovely (and lemony) things along the way in your day today too…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1


WPC: On the Way

Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped


Enveloped within spring’s sweet pink buds

 hide autumn’s sweet juicy apples.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015



Hope you find sweet juicy things hidden in your day today, and may you be enveloped in…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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WPC: Enveloped