Category: Gratitude

Winter Drive

Yesterday afternoon, Karl and I went for a drive. We have a few drives we enjoy over the seasons. We watch the lake levels of Lake Michigan. And how the landscape has changed with the loss of ash trees. The snow on fallen trees in a forest creates a different kind of winter image, with its own beauty.

Holiday lights are gone, and how beautiful they were in the towns. Everyone seemed to make an extra effort to add some joy to the holidays. When we returned home around 4 PM, there was still daylight. And we will keep our low energy lights, with their bright colors, in the house for a time.

We thought of the people who keep the power lines clear and watch the trees to care for them before they fall. Thank you.


Our Midwest months each hold their own beauty and wonder. The new snowfall, with the different sense of light in January, is an inspiration. Poetry journals inspire by their presence, yet the view is poetry too.

birch tree branch
that was a place for birds
now holds
a few inches of snow
on a sunny day

new green leaves

new green leaves
begin to grow on the plant
we bought this year

the plant lives on my desk
light from two windows
and I move the plant
here and there

to grow in the light

Creative Note: The Psalms Series 2020

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary is a new post at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

This is part of what I wrote:

“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.

My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.

The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

Blue & White Floral is courtesy of Reusable Art.