Category: Flowers

Yard Work and Creative Notes

Yesterday, I enjoyed working in the yard for a time. Enough time to fill a wheelbarrow with faded perennials and clear the brick and wood paths.

Here and there I am watching PBS programs to learn more about art and life in Wisconsin. We grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a long time ago. Now we are in a small town and rural area, which is where I feel most at home, as much as I appreciate other places.

The Arts Page is hosted by Sandy Maxx. I learned about the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Junior Docent Program. You can visit the museum’s website.

Around the Farm Table is hosted by Inga Witscher. I learned they are now filming Season 7. I watched a recent show and a past show.

So many good shows – travel, cooking, science, history, to name a few. As a writer, I especially love hearing the wide range of words. The vocabulary of different fields. And I like work around the house.

The larger city I best know now is Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

home from Sheboygan
grateful for the same roads
this long

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poem for LETTERS

L  ove
E  xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

I wrote this poem in 2010.

Gerbera Daisy Plant – August 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poem for AUTUMN

dore with no need for a moment to
nderstand this beauty
rust and
nderline with words, painting, photo . . . this
oment
ow and always

Found Art
Leaves on a brown tarp – Karl’s trailer
October 2017

Lake Michigan – October 2017

Photo by Karl – October 2011

Lake Michigan – October 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

rain today

rain today
a few red roses
and yellow carnations
in a blue vase
by the window

rain today
books
add colors
to the day

Today I am reading Twigs in my Hair: A Gardening Memoir by Cynthia Reyes. Photographs by Hamlin Grange. Author copyright 2019. Published by Kingsgrange Books Toronto.

Please visit Cynthia Reyes – The blog of Canadian Author Cynthia Reyes – for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Renoir – Vase of Flowers, 1886

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Vase of Flowers, 1886

Courtesy of Dover Publications.
From 120 Great Impressionist Paintings.

(I first posted this work of art in October 2012 – sometimes readers help me rediscover a post, and share again.)