Category: Seasons

July Poems and Pictures

robin on the branch
outside my window
rain-washed air

July 15, 2010

Peonies In July
July 8, 2011
Photo by Karl

Deep calleth unto deep … *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV)

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July 24, 2012

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

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July 18, 2013

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Queen Anne’s Lace
along the roads
missing my mother
she somehow
seems near

July 17, 2014

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom
daylily

July 16, 2015

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

July 30, 2015

Gerbera Daisy Plants
July 4, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

morning music
bird songs more present
than sounds from the highway

July 7, 2017

Flowers
July 29, 2018
Photo by Karl

as I create a post
and prepare to publish
I see the themes
of my life so far

art, beauty, creativity, encouragement, faith, flowers, gratitude, grief, health, hope, love, nature, poetry, seasons. . .

July 23, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Gardens

all the years
they live through
and add colors
to our days

after long winters
and now COVID-19

bleeding hearts
yellow primroses
ferns grow tall
in morning sun

I am reading a new article about “Seeds & Home Gardening” at the Wisconsin Historical Society. If you are interested, you can read/view images at COVID-19: BIG history is happening.

Karl removed more garlic mustard. I learned more about Garlic mustard and why it is an “ecological threat” at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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April afternoon

April afternoon
a month in Wisconsin
that is not winter
yet not really spring

a bright green cloth bag
holds my library books
until the day we can
return them

they are fine where they are
for as long as necessary
there must be library books
in so many homes

another good connection
to community
and so true that books
are friends as well

Ellen Grace Olinger

Earth Day

E  veryday
A  wareness and
R  espect
T  o
H onor for

D  ecades
A  nd always
Y  our earth

Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, USA.  You can learn more here.

Acrostic poem is from my archives.

Beauty of the seasons * Always hope * Creative at home

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Meditation: Seasons

I was listening to music that recalled many years, and I remembered a verse from the Psalms.

They go from strength to strength . . .
From Psalm 84: 7 (KJV)

One of my early poems is “And So My Soul:”

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

I wrote the poem in 1981, and it was published by Time Of Singing in 1991. You can read the poem in my post from August 10, 2019.

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For this post, I looked for a photo from each season at the WordPress.com Free Photo Library.

Seasons

sometimes
it is enough
to simply hold
one of my
well-worn Bibles
and thank God
and then reread
a Psalm I’ve read
more times than
I know and still
discover something
new

Poems From Psalms And Nature

February 24, 2015

We stopped by Kiwanis Park yesterday, and were able to walk on a sidewalk across from the river. Karl took these photos last March.

Along The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
March 24, 2019
Photos by Karl