Tag Archives: Spring

As Evening Falls

As evening falls

my senses rise

the garden beckons, come

 

With the city quieted

nature whispers to me through the voices of the trees swishing

sh…

listen

see

smell, feel

taste

 

Colors deepen

and shadows dance

playing with the fading light that flickers through the foliage

 

Lush scents entice

The fragrance of a thousand flowers in bloom is in the air

it’s absolutely intoxicating 

 

The warm breeze on my skin

like a seductive caress

awakens the sweet taste of desire

 

My senses rise

as evening falls 

 

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday

 

 

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Forever Side by Side

Two hearts

one vine

I am yours

you are mine

 

forever side by side

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

Forever on your side by Needtobreathe

 

 

 

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Silent Sunday

 

 

 

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Flowery Friday

Flowering things lately…

All of which are even more lovely when enjoyed with someone you love…

I’m so grateful for my sweet little granddaughter who shares my love of nature!  And for my adorable little grandson, who, even though he’s only 7 months old, already displays the same.  Not to mention, my lovely daughter who also most definitely shares that affinity…

All of them are so very precious to me.

❤❤❤

 

What’s precious to you today?

 

Wishing you all a beautiful Friday, a wonderful weekend, and lots and lots of love.  Don’t forget to take the time to stop and smell the flowers…

🌸

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Mandala Monday ~ Memorial

It was at this time of year that my dad went into hospice care here at home, and whenever I came over to visit him I would always stop in the garden first to pick him some lily of the valley.

I remember him holding them up to his nose and closing his eyes and smiling as he breathed in their delightful scent.  I love seeing that memory in my mind’s eye.  It was only a small, simple gesture, on my part, but I think he liked it and that it helped to brighten up his last days.  ❤

So each spring when the lily of the valley are in bloom, I will go out into the garden to collect some to set in a vase next to his urn.

While I was out there gathering them yesterday, I decided to pick a few other things too and then play around with them a bit.  I created this little memorial mandala…

I could not bend those lily of the valley to my will, and I had to leave the stems on them because I planned to put them in a vase when I was done, so the circle got a bit choppy.  Also, it was only after I had already snapped these pictures and then had my batteries die that I realized I should have arranged them so that none of them would have been upside down.  I was just spiraling them around and not thinking.  So all the little bells on the right are upside down.  Oops! 🙃

Oh well, it’s still pretty, and I still very much enjoyed myself.  Sometimes it’s hard when you’re creating something and want it to be just right, but it doesn’t have to be perfect, and I think my Papa would have liked it too!  🌸

With the lily of the valley and the addition of lilacs, this was definitely the most fragrant nature mandala I’ve made thus far.

Mmm… delicious!  😍

My little gatherings… Such pretty colors and textures – they’re even lovely just lying in the box…

I adore every one of these blossoms – yes, even the dandelions!  😉

I’m enjoying experimenting with flowers to create my nature mandalas. 🌸 And making one in memory of my Papa made this one meaningful as well.  ❤

 

Wishing all of you a meaningful Monday and a beautiful week ahead…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Sunday Offering

May beauty

sweetness

joy

and always, always

love

be my offering to you

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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