Category: Winter

Goodwill, Books, and Photos

We went to the Goodwill thrift store in Sheboygan yesterday (on Greenwing Drive).  I bought a book.  I love seeing books for sale in so many places.  This year or next, I plan to look through my books and see what I may be able to donate.  Our summers are short.  When we moved here, a neighbor said, “You learn to save some things for winter.”

Last year, we gave gift copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to staff at thrift stores.

These are more of Karl’s photos from the Greenwing Drive retention ponds.

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broccoli for lunch
in bright winter sun
days grow longer

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Poem from my February archives:

Spring will return
here and there
and then I’ll say,
“When did this happen?”
Today, though, I rest
in longer light
on evergreens
in a tiny bit of wind

Ellen Grace Olinger

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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.

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