Category: Great Lakes

Acrostic Poem For Rain

R efresh and renew
A ppreciate plants in all their stages
I nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
N ever without hope


Honeysuckle by Lake Michigan
November 2016


Ellen Grace Olinger

October Photos


Lake Michigan
Photo by Karl – 2010


Lake Michigan
Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

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Leaves and seawall
Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

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Fall bouquet
Photo by Karl – 2011

Summer 2018

I asked Karl to take new photos for the blog this summer, as I focus more on poetry again.  These are a few of my favorites.


Memorial Park
“Dedicated to World War Veterans
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin

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Oostburg Public Library
Oostburg, Wisconsin

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin


Kiwanis Park, along the Sheboygan River

Lake Michigan: September Photos

Photo by Karl – September 10, 2016, after a stormy day
September 20, 2016
September 28, 2016

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

Ellen Grace Olinger

Three Favorite Photos

These are photos and posts that were inspired by The Daily Post Photo Challenges.  The dates link back to posts on this site, which in turn link to the original challenges.


Time  February 5, 2016
Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

. . . there are moments when time seems to rest a little.


Transmogrify  October 31, 2016

I enjoyed sharing the Transmogrify challenge with Karl, as he used to read Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson.


Local October 14, 2016

blue tarp on Karl’s trailer

Ellen Grace Olinger