Category: Sheboygan Wisconsin

January Poems and Photos

Laker in the Mist – January 2012
Photo by Karl

clear blue skies
rest my eyes
icicles melting
and willows already
look gold in the sun

still I cherish
this winter time
and will long for it
some summer days
when the gardens
are overrun

January 2013

conversations
at the family restaurant
hearts on windows

From January 2015: On this day, Karl and I went to Sheboygan’s Family Restaurant and Bethesda Thrift Store. We enjoyed meals there in 2019 too. And we are seeing some hints of Valentine’s Day in some stores! So many nice memories would be lost without the blog.

so cold
yet from
this ground
daffodils
and tulips
will grow
again

January 2015

Lake Michigan – January 2016

Flowers were from Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin – January 2017.

Ellen Grace Olinger

a stroll

a stroll
in a warm place
with many plants
and flowers
local greenhouse

Caan Floral & Greenhouses
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Karl and I were amazed at the number and variety of poinsettias. We bought a small plant and will take some photos when the light is good.

Images

reflection of the lamp
in the window
and evergreens
covered with snow

peaceful blessings
of routine work
and time to read
my reward for a time

poetry journals
and books
by my chair
and on shelves

mandevilla plant
lives in the sunroom now
surely one of the stars
in the yard this year

And so happy we were able to walk by The Sheboygan River at Kiwanis Park again this year (Sheboygan, Wisconsin).

Photos by Karl, 2019

Yard Work and Creative Notes

Yesterday, I enjoyed working in the yard for a time. Enough time to fill a wheelbarrow with faded perennials and clear the brick and wood paths.

Here and there I am watching PBS programs to learn more about art and life in Wisconsin. We grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a long time ago. Now we are in a small town and rural area, which is where I feel most at home, as much as I appreciate other places.

The Arts Page is hosted by Sandy Maxx. I learned about the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Junior Docent Program. You can visit the museum’s website.

Around the Farm Table is hosted by Inga Witscher. I learned they are now filming Season 7. I watched a recent show and a past show.

So many good shows – travel, cooking, science, history, to name a few. As a writer, I especially love hearing the wide range of words. The vocabulary of different fields. And I like work around the house.

The larger city I best know now is Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

home from Sheboygan
grateful for the same roads
this long

Ellen Grace Olinger

New Time

Cafe Bella rebuilt
in Sheboygan
same wonderful people
excellent food
image of strength
and hope

Yesterday, we went to Cafe Bella and then to Walmart. Karl and I each had our own shopping carts, with different items on our lists. We loved seeing the pumpkins and bought one for the ash tree stump.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Wisconsin seasons

Wisconsin seasons
each with their own
character and beauty
how I love the seasons

The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 29, 2019
Photo by Karl