Category: Wisconsin Photos

Lake Michigan

Winter – December 2015

Spring – May 2016

A summer photo by Karl – July 2018

Autumn photo by Karl – November 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creativity Over Time – 2

Perhaps a new series – my post last week was Creativity Over Time.

reading poetry
many different forms
seasons turn again
always familiar
always new

I often read several books at the same time, as I’m sure is true of many of you.  In the morning, I am better able to learn new things.  Later in the day, I love to reread and rest with familiar authors.

from a 2012 post

reading a new book
of poems by Luci Shaw
with a cup of decaff
on my little table
I find myself
saying grace again

SCAPE Poems
by Luci Shaw (2013)
The Poiema Poetry Series
Cascade Books; Eugene, Oregon
Foreword By Eugene H. Peterson

from a 2014 post

D. S. Martin is the Series Editor for The Poiema Poetry Series.

timeless summer day
I don’t know how old
these plants are . . .

ried-and-true
I  nspiration and
M  emories to cherish
E  ternally

TIME

2014

Perennials certainly picture creativity over time. I am ready for autumn. This was the year of tree work and planters of flowers on sale. And all the faithful perennials. The rose bush is still growing – perhaps there will be another rose this year. These are two more of Karl’s photos from the nearby trail on Sunday.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Turning the Page

Poem, Bible verse, and thoughts from a post in September 2014:

turning the page
of an older book
the age in my hands

Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation . . .  Psalm 71: 18 (KJV)

I wrote the haiku awhile ago.  I’ve always been an “old soul” and always felt my gifts with the language arts would take a long time to begin to grow.   When I read verses in the Bible that encouraged me to take the long view, I had no idea blogs would be the answer.

And creative notes today:

I have a few drafts of chapbooks in progress, with my poems from our blogs. And I’ll add photos. Many ways to create, and each book can be different. I am still happy with Quiet Christmas Poetry, from 2014.

As I work through this process, the posts here with dates and any publication credits help a lot. I also save emails and letters from editors and have a few shelves where I keep print journals and books. Grateful to the editors and all readers for their encouragement.

Ellen Grace Olinger

These are two of my favorite photos by Karl from our recent visit to The Sheboygan River at Kiwanis Park. We saw many butterflies.

a walk by the river

a walk by the river
butterflies and wildflowers
memories of being there
this time last year
after medical appointments
in Sheboygan

I said, “Hello, old friends”
when I saw the trees

Ellen Grace Olinger

Karl took these photos last year. I thought, “It is healing to walk by the river.” Then I realized the river is healing too. Later today, we will review photos from yesterday and share here the next few days.

Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Mid-July Photos

Flowers bloom in the lawn.

We bought the begonia planter at Walmart in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. You can see how pretty it is on the ash tree stump with the hosta.

July 16, 2019
Photos by Karl