Category: Oostburg Wisconsin

Veterans Park

Oostburg, Wisconsin
August 21, 2019
Photos by Karl

Karl took photos by the small creek at the park. This is a poem I wrote on March 23, 2019.

snow melt in town
some piles of snow
in the park
creek running clear
and can see the stones
at the bottom
blue sky background
for the trees

Karl took this photo on March 31, 2019.

Ellen Grace Olinger

clear air and blue sky

clear air and blue sky
work sounds in the neighborhood

shapes of light on painted walls,
books, wood walls

the art, music, poetry
of everyday life

Ellen Grace Olinger

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
August 21, 2019
Photos by Karl

Acrostic Poem for HARVEST

My acrostic for HARVEST from August 29, 2010 is a favorite poem. Farmers surely know how years vary. Blessings for continued growth, this early August time.

H   ard work
A   nd hope
R   ealized, and
V   ery grateful
E   ternally, with
S   ongs
T  o sing

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,

bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126: 5-6 (KJV)

The vintage Corn Drawing is courtesy of Reusable Art.

The acrostic is by Ellen Grace Olinger.

a good morning

a good morning
and especially good year
daylilies and hosta

The perennials are a wonderful source of inspiration, because of course the years contain challenging times too. This year, with our long rainy cool Spring, some farmers were not able to plant their fields. So we see some fallow fields with a few corn plants that grew from last year’s seeds. Conditions vary in the wider area here. Perhaps we will have a longer warm Autumn, and crops will have more time to grow. We have not seen the hosta flowers as abundant as they are this year.

Photo by Karl – late July 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Garden Journal

Flowers from a planter that we bought on sale at Menards in Sheboygan. We went there for supplies, as Karl completed a major plumbing repair here this weekend.

The previous three photos show hosta and ferns by the side of our beloved old house.

Photos are by Karl today.