Tag: Blogging

Summer soon

Spring continues
to bless with primroses,
lilacs, forget-me-nots,
and bleeding hearts

Summer soon
and there will be peonies,
roses, daylilies, and hosta
flowers

Fall is welcome
in its time with
all the colors
and shorter days

Winter fades
from memory now
though not the beauty
and the quiet

Sometimes I wonder
where the years go
and what the seasons were
they are recorded here

Journal Poem
Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl – July 2010

Creative Notes: Flowers and Time

morning time
many flowers
in my WordPress
Reader

that will bloom
here too
in time

During the years I drove to Milwaukee to help with my mother’s care, I saw many flowers bloom there, and later here. The drive back and forth was interesting and beautiful.

I am grateful I can observe in so many ways . . .

and I am then more sure as I write about what I see. Nice to be able to look back at posts and remember dates, from year to year.

And here, we will see flowers in town and other nearby places, before by Lake Michigan. Spring takes time, and then stays for a time.

From May 2014:

spring in town
dandelions bloom
by the hardware store

Daane Ace Hardware Store
Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ferns – May 19, 2011
Photo by Karl

Peony – July 2, 2018

This photo of Lake Michigan is from May 12, 2016.

Flowers from a store – February 2019
Very grateful for this beauty all year!
And always the light to observe.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Spring Poems and Photos

all the more yellow
because of grey skies
daffodils
forsythia
dandelions

May 2011

by grace we try
to keep a promise
finish a project
monarch butterflies
back in Wisconsin

May 2012

sunrise
in early May
tiny bird sings
on the branch
of budding lilacs

May 2012

sharing our stories
lilies of the valley
grow from one
garden to
another

May 2013

Spring’s steady pace . . .
warmth of daffodils
in Sheboygan

May 2014

sunrise
daffodils bowed by rain
recover

May 2015

New peonies, daylilies, and forysthia by the driveway – May 2016

Forget-me-nots – May 2017

and now
many gifts
to see and offer
with grace
a new Spring
2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Revision

wearing three layers
in the rain

Spring songs again

birds nest
in letters and words
of the store signs

I wrote this poem in May, 2014. I was at Target in Kohler, Wisconsin. This year, I wrote a shorter version of the poem. I like both versions.

Spring songs
birds nest in letters and words
of store signs

There is a large category of Bird Images at Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art. Their category of Flower Images is also significant. Here are some pictures.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Photos Today

Clouds and Lake Michigan

Daffodils grow faster by the house.

Tree stump

Daylily plants are just beginning to grow.

April 18, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger