Category: Art

Lily Photos

One year, we bought an Easter Lily that had lived in a store for awhile. The shape showed how it reached for light. A nice memory, to bring the plant home, and watch it bloom.

April 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

clear blue sky

snow melting
from evergreen branches
Easter lily by a sunny window
Poinsettia too
all part of one story

April 15, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem by Charles A. Waugaman

GARDEN TEA PARTY

Listen to the leaves
of robin song
spill into the rain:

parched dreams expanding
and staining the
long afternoon with

poignant fragrances:
blending past and
hope with vibrant joy.

Charles A. Waugaman
WITHIN The Circle of Seasons
2003, Elin Grace Publishing
All Rights Reserved

The rhododendron photos are courtesy of wpclipart.

Acrostic Poems for Lent, Mercy, and Easter

L  ove
E  verlasting
N  ot
 emporary

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)

M  ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

E  ternally
A  dored
S  avior
T  ruly
E  ternally
R  isen

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

Matthew 28: 6a (KJV)

Acrostics are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Mead Library

Yesterday, Karl and I went to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

It was raining, and the parking lot was full, so we parked on the street. We had not been there for awhile, and it is wonderful to see all the creativity, along with the books. I remember going to a large bookstore years ago, and I already knew about the poetry books that interested me from the library. Yesterday, I shopped in their Friends of Mead Public Library Bookstore – and bought three more memoirs. The price was 50 cents each, and I chose to pay a dollar for each book. I seem to be growing a used book collection, that I can share again in new ways.

New for me this visit:

Imaginarium & Digital Media Lab

Mead’s Seed Library

We continue to enjoy ART AT THE LIBRARY, and viewed the Rocca Bookmarks collection.

Library poems from my archives:

a small crowd
waits for the doors to open –
the library

autumn in the air
young people
open doors for me
at the library

Karl took this photo at Mead Library in August 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger