Snowdrops are beginning to fade. They lasted a long time this year. Small flowers, strong and resilient.
Green perennial plants are growing. The green is so beautiful, and we can wait for the flowers: daffodils, primroses, daylilies, hosta. Each their own schedule.
Listen To The Green by Luci Shaw is a book by my computer. My copy is the third printing; October 1978 (Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois). Copyright 1971 by Luci Shaw. I still remember being so inspired by the thought of listening to a color.
Lake Michigan waves were powerful last night. Lake levels are at record highs. Karl said not to be surprised if the wood deck is washed away. It is still there today. Not afraid – our home is secure – higher up from the water and reinforced with rocks by a previous owner. We’ll add more protection too, along with neighbors. Such an unusual time, though, in many ways.
Today the water is a brown color, because the sand was stirred up by the waves. Reflections of clouds too.
So good to work in the kitchen, wash my hands often, and take care every day.
Some of you may remember that we lost an ash tree. The tree fell during a major storm at the end of summer 2018. We are very grateful for how it fell – no one hurt, not on the house. The hosta plants grew around the tree stump again, and the flowers were especially beautiful last summer. We also put a red begonia planter on the stump.
Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger, 2019
Ash Firewood Done – work and photo by Karl, 2019
By Lake Michigan – photo by Karl, 2019
And then a pumpkin in November 2019 – photo by Karl