large snowflakes fall
and share their beauty
each unique


I discovered that there is an official website – from Jericho,Vermont – for Wilson A. Bentley’s snowflakes.  This website is by the Jericho Historical Society.

Wilson Bentley’s snowflakes in this post are in the public domain and courtesy of wpclipart.


Wednesday note

What Blooms in the Desert, an art print by Wendy Brightbill, now hangs in my little study.  I love the colors and heart in her art.  The print is the first of many paintings in her recent post from her site, A Girl And Her Brush.

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Yesterday, the new FROGPOND, The Journal Of The Haiku Society of America, arrived, with another beautiful cover by Christopher Patchel.  Francine Banwarth is Editor, and Michele Root-Bernstein is Associate Editor.

The home page for The Haiku Society of America links to information about the journal and many other resources.  I receive this print journal as a member.

Charlotte Digregorio is the coordinator for our Midwest Region.

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I’m letting the manuscript for Quiet Christmas Poetry rest for a few days.  Little details are occurring to me, as Karl and I translate from the blog to a print book.  We are donating the proceeds to Time Of Singing, which is now published by Wind & Water Press. I’ve learned to try and plan time as a project nears completion – it is easy to want to finish and not see the little things that make a difference.

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Many blessings, Ellen

Poem for the Seasons

Ellen Grace Olinger:

This poem from 2012 was listed as “Related” after my post yesterday. Thought I’d share again.

Originally posted on Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:


All My Years In The Midwest

each season feels as if life
could be no other way

evergreens bow with the snow
then the new light green
in spring

summers as hot
as winters were cold

glorious autumn colors
and then the equally
glorious serene skies

I have known the
   springs and summers
of young growth

and the years
when the leaves

seemed to fall too soon

and then redeemed by
the blessings
of a long winter

with new light


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Saturday afternoon

Today Karl and I finished the manuscript for the large print book, from Quiet Christmas Poetry.  Next week we’ll meet with a local printer.

We’ve had nights below freezing here.  Quiet beauty.  The days grow short.

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I share this poem each year – my Thanksgiving poem.

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

Published in SMILE (Fall/Winter, 2008 – 2009).

Five Years On – Field Light

Ellen Grace Olinger:

Congratulations to Sheila!

Originally posted on Imagery of Light:

Field Light

WordPress just reminded me that five years ago today, I put up my first post. Determined to post a new image each day I started on what is the blog you see today. I am happy to say I have never missed a day (1830 of them) – thanks to the scheduling feature :-) . It took a few years to build up a small audience and today I am blessed with lots of followers and blogging friends! Making a living from my art would be a dream come true so I am working on that happening one day soon. To all my friends, thank you so very much for your continued support and interest in my work. It means the world to me, literally! <3

© Sheila Creighton 2014

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