Category: Gratitude

The Light

The light was especially beautiful yesterday.  In the early morning, there were rays of light through layers of clouds.

For a moment later, the light on the cotoneaster branches looked like holiday lights.

In the afternoon, Karl and I went for a walk in the neighborhood.  The light through trees, falling on a creek, November gardens . . . all so beautiful.


This morning, I discovered some vintage postcards by Ellen Clapsaddle at Reusable Art.  This is one example:


Thanksgiving Harvest



These beautiful carnations are from Piggly Wiggly in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.  This is one of my favorite stores, along with Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

I enjoy cooking simple meals with fresh vegetables, and the small country roads.  So grateful for each day.

Ellen Grace Olinger

November 3, 2017

Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw has been writing poetry and prose for decades.  She writes in a generous way about her life, and growing older.  Her memoirs are excellent.  Today I am rereading from some of her poetry books.  For more information, please visit her site.

Rereading has special benefits.  For example, a poem I once read in a devotional way during a difficult time, may now teach me more about the poet’s craft.  Or I remember a difficult time, now well in the past, and am filled with gratitude and new faith for the present and future.

Reading aloud is a good way to learn about craft.

Luci Shaw is also an excellent photographer.