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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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Silent Sunday

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Betwixt Winter and Spring

Sun-kissed evergreens

their boughs heavy laden with snow

shed tears of joy

as they bask under warm, golden rays

Sparkling droplets dangle like jewels

frozen

betwixt winter and spring 

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Snowy Sunday

This morning I awoke, went downstairs to put on some coffee, and opened the front blinds to this…

Oooo so pretty!!!  Truly a winter wonderland!  It had rained last night before the snow began, so the snow had frozen to all the tree branches.  It was glorious!  Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty much feeling as done with winter as everyone else around here, and eager for spring to come, but it’s hard not to come alive with excitement when winter puts on such a magical show.  This photo doesn’t do justice to how lovely a scene it was.

Out every window was a beautiful sight.  Then I looked out my back door at this…

That’s when reality started sinking in… I was going to have to clear away all that snow.  And it was HEAVY!  But coffee first!  😉

As I was getting all bundled up to head outside, I decided not to get right to work.  I think that’s been my problem.  Well, not a “problem” so to speak, but I’ve been on “survival mode” all winter (I’ve kind of had to be) and haven’t taken as much time as I normally would to be out in it and just enjoy the beauty of it.  I do love the snow…

Usually I’m one of the first ones out there and my neighbor always comes out with his snowblower to snowblow his measly 5 feet of sidewalk just as I’m finishing up.  But this morning, he came out around the same time as me, and as I was digging out my car, he did this…

I live on a corner and the side of the house is the longest area of sidewalk for me to shovel.  I want to say it’s like 50 feet, but I’m not sure, I could be exaggerating a bit.  Anyways, this was a TREMENDOUS help to me, like oh my gosh you guys, I’m so grateful!  Thanks so much, Bill!

 

I need a snowblower…

 

After digging my car out and shoveling my driveway, I decided to take a little walk down the street before starting on the front sidewalk.  The sun was up and the clouds had parted to heavenly blue skies.  With the snow on all the tree branches it was so gorgeous…

 

For some reason, I just kept walking.  Probably because it was just so magical, everywhere I looked was absolutely beautiful.  I purposely kept my phone in my pocket, I knew I couldn’t truly capture the beauty I was seeing anyway, and I just wanted to savor it.  Eventually, I got to the river and came upon an old train bridge and took out my phone to snap a picture…

I used to jump from that bridge into the river as a kid.  What a dummy haha!  As I stood there enjoying the sight (and the childhood memories), a beautiful male cardinal came to serenade me.  His bright red feathers, a brilliant contrast against the snowy branches, his song such a delight to hear.  It felt like a gift just for me.  ❤

 

Going for this little walk was just what I needed on this snowy Sunday.  And it was much more fun than shoveling.  😉

 

Although, I do love “Limey” my little lime green shovel…

He’s gotten me through a lot this winter.  🙂

 

I’m off to run errands now with my Seester.  Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, or whatever day it happens to be when you read this.  Wishing you beauty and joy!

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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Icy Cold

Frozen fractals

nature’s gift of beauty

to get me through the winter

when it’s icy cold

 

© Julie Rehnelt 2019

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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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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Lots of This…

Wishing you all lots of this today…

Well… not just today, but every day! 💕

I found my little stash of pressed flowers that I had packed away in an old box and thought I’d play around a bit arranging some flowery flat lays.  Some of these flowers are from gardens I had way back in the early 90’s!

I’d like to experiment doing more of this type of thing and maybe even try creating some mandalas using these old pressed flowers.  It’s snowing yet again today (huge, pretty flakes!), so finding creative indoor activities is always good. 😉

Thanks for letting me share, have a beautiful day, and Happy Valentine’s Day!  💘

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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