Category: Lake Michigan

October Photos

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Lake Michigan
Photo by Karl – 2010

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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.

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Memorial Park
“Dedicated to World War Veterans
1930.”
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin

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Oostburg Public Library
Oostburg, Wisconsin

KODAK Digital Still Camera

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Oostburg, Wisconsin

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Kiwanis Park, along the Sheboygan River

Lake Michigan: September Photos

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

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Time  February 5, 2016
Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

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

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Transmogrify  October 31, 2016

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

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Local October 14, 2016

blue tarp on Karl’s trailer

Ellen Grace Olinger

“Each of us is called . . .” Luci Shaw

“Each of us is called to cultivate beauty, knowing that as artists, and as those with whom we share our creative gifts, we become more whole and healed in that sharing of beauty.”

Luci Shaw

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From BREATH FOR THE BONES Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith (page 33). Published by Thomas Nelson. Copyright Luci Shaw, 2007.

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Three photos from my archives:

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Lake Michigan
August 26, 2015

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Cedar Fence
August 24, 2015

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September 16, 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems For My Father

love for you
became her care
until she joined you there
grief gives way to fields and wind
and now I hear your voice again

(Published in Bell’s Letters.)

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rain in dark night
refreshes each leaf
today I think of you
no longer with grief

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I posted my Christmas poem for my father again in December 2017:

A Poem For You (1991).

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In loving memory, for Harold A. Borgh (1915 – 1983).  My father taught history at Wauwatosa East High School.

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Wait on the Lord: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

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Lake Michigan
June 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger