Tag Archives: Sunrise

Beauty Rings

Trumpets resound at the rising sun

as beauty rings out in the garden


© Julie Rehnelt 2020



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Winter’s Frosty Glow

Icy crystals

dazzling with delicate beauty


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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Silent Sunday


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Beauty Still Shines

Frosty plumes dance on glass in a silent wintry ballet 

Shades of silver and gray fall softly on my eyes 

as I awake to a colorless morning without a sunrise


beauty still shines 


© Julie Rehnelt 2019


Granted, it wasn’t quite this colorless this morning.   😉

Here’s the original…

I always like things better in color, but making it B&W seemed to go better with the poem.  I don’t know, what do you think?


But omygosh you guys, I’m so grateful for some winter beauty – winter has not been too kind to me here lately, and I’m so weary…

Between shoveling seemingly non-stop for weeks and ice dams and leaking roofs, I’m about done with winter.

But even in the midst of difficulties, there’s still so much to be grateful for.  And beauty still shines…


Wishing you beauty and light and things to be grateful for on this Monday!




✿~Peace & Love~✿

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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…



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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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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