Tag Archives: Sunrise

Silent Sunday



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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence


In the silence of an early winter morning

the sun slowly peeks over the horizon

illuminating frosty crystals left behind by winter’s icy breath during the cold, dark night 

They sparkle and shimmer in its golden light

and I sigh

breaking the silence of an early winter morning


© Julie Rehnelt 2018


WPC: Silence




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Fire in the Sky

Sky on fire

a new day dawns

burning with possibilities


© Julie Rehnelt 2017


Each morning when I arrive at work and pull into my space in the upper level of the parking ramp, I get to watch just as the sun comes up.  Even amidst the concrete and all of the other uninspiring man-made objects of the landscape before me, its beauty takes my breath away…


Wishing you beautiful and breathtaking moments today…

And for those of you here with me in the US, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Wordless Wednesday






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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity


In the quietness of those few brief moments just before the break of dawn

when the deep, rich color of dark sapphire paints the sky

and the first hint of the new day teases just below the horizon

serenity is found.


© Julie Rehnelt 2015


There was the most beautiful sliver of a crescent moon twinkling in the eastern sky just before the sun came up yesterday morning, it made the moment all the more lovely and serene.  ❤

 Happy Monday, hope you have a wonderful day and week ahead!  May it be filled with beautiful moments of serenity, and with…



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Morning Light


Beyond winter’s barren branches comes the morning light

© Julie Rehnelt 2014



I know these photos aren’t anything especially remarkable, but there was such a gorgeous sunrise this morning, I just had to share it with you all.  Wish there had been some of that lovely frost on my windows too, as these colors would have provided a beautiful backdrop for it.  I guess -6 isn’t quite cold enough.  😉


What a lovely start to the week, hope yours starts out beautiful too… ♥

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Hopeful Sunrise

 Rising over rooftops come the sun’s warm golden rays,

shining brightly, bringing hope, at the dawning of a new day.

Hope of a new beginning, hope of a fresh new start,

hope for love, for joy, for peace, for a content and happy heart.

And hope for strength on this new day

for courage, for confidence, for come what may.

© Julie Rehnelt 2013


I’ve always been a sunset type of person, there’s just something about contemplating and reflecting on life at the closing of the day that has always given me a wonderful sense of gratitude and comfort.  But since I’ve moved, my body clock seems to have rearranged itself a bit and I have been getting up earlier in the morning (or what is early to me in comparison to the past couple of years ;)).  Anyway, the windows of my new room face east and so as I have been rising earlier, I have been seeing the sunrise more often and I have come to find that I rather love the sunrise just as well, perhaps even more so than the sunset.  Because each new sunrise symbolizes hope to me, a chance to begin again, and no matter what the day ahead may hold, my heart is filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the precious gift of being given another new day to live and breathe.

May I spend it well.  And so may you…