Category: Winter


Winter is colder this year, though yesterday was warmer with sun.  The days are longer, and the light is different.

We had some errands yesterday, and we went to First Watch in Mequon for a meal.  Karl went to First Watch in Florida with his mother.  We remembered our mothers.

On my way to the Milwaukee area every weekend for years, to be with my mother and help manage her home and care, I sometimes stopped at bookstores that are no longer there.   I felt loss.  Spring has arrived many times since then.

Winter is a part of Spring’s birth for me.


Image: wpclipart

Summer and Winter

Since high school, I have enjoyed the early mornings and times of contemplation.

At 4:45 AM, I heard the birds begin to sing.

Over the years, this blog has become a journal of the seasons – how much rain we had, when the peonies bloomed, the lake levels.

Summers are short here, as I often say.  Each month has its own character.  I want to pay attention, be grateful, and note everyday gifts.

Flowers that fade are as beautiful as when they begin.  The garden is mostly green now.  Daylilies and hosta are the stars in July here, and I am seeing a hint of their colors as they grow.


The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74: 16-17  (KJV)


Focus Photo Challenge: Winter Art

Focus – next week summer begins here.  Today, I am looking back at winter photos.

Winter trees and sky

Tree and snow

Winter garden

Branches on the ground create a painting.

Another beautiful photo to see in the yard.

The holiday decoration lasted a long time.


Ellen Grace Olinger