Author: Ellen Grace Olinger

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..." From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV).

Luci Shaw

This week I am rereading Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey, by Luci Shaw (2014, IVP Books).  She writes so well and generously about her life and growing older.

Trees: Short Poems

as beautiful
without leaves
birch trees
in the forest

day began early
and winding down
light catches the end
of an evergreen branch
in a light breeze

wind uplifting
branches of trees

weathered trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

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New hosta by the birch tree – May 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

Tour Guide

Tour Guide Photo Challenge


Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
March 29, 2014
Photo by Karl


Wisconsin State Park System
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
September 6, 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger


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February 21, 2010
Photos by Karl
Winter beauty


Lake Michigan
May 12, 2016
Ellen Grace Olinger