Category: Summer

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.

nothing could be

My poem is from May 2013.

nothing could be
more beautiful
than the trees
and their new leaves
beginning
except for when
they are in full
summer green
and then turn
their autumn colors
and then are their
wise winter selves
waiting for spring
again

Ellen Grace Olinger

late afternoon

late afternoon
on a warm fall day
people of all ages
at the market
time for supper

Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly – Oostburg, Wisconsin

We bought these flowers at Mentink’s Market in July.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem and Photos

early Fall
some beginnings
of new colors

and yet with
the dead ash trees
away from the roads

it looks like a later time
other years when
some leaves
have fallen

corn growing tall
in some fields
and the next field
fallow this year

times of rest
and then new beginnings

With thanks to all who did so much tree work this year, from yards to keeping power lines clear.

Karl took this photo in July, of the begonia and ash tree stump. The front yard had a new look this year.

The hosta flowers were especially beautiful this year.

Photos by Karl – July 2019

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

mandevilla flower

mandevilla flower
in a small vase
late August

By the time the weather is summer-warm here, by Lake Michigan, plants are on sale. We bought the mandevilla plant at The Home Depot in Kohler, Wisconsin. New for me this year.

Photos by Karl – July 2019