Tag: Nature Photography

Lake Michigan

These are some of Karl’s photos of Lake Michigan so far this year. Interesting to look back, as we look forward. One day at a time.

January 23, 2019

February 1, 2019

The cold Winter, and then pelicans in Spring!

May 30, 2019

The first set of photos are from Oostburg, Wisconsin.

Amsterdam Park
Town of Holland – Sheboygan County
Wisconsin
July 7, 2019

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
August 23, 2019

Karl’s photos of Lake Michigan over the years are an interesting record of this Great Lake in the Midwest.

October Colors

grey sky
green and
gold leaves

another window
full of clouds
and some blue

pumpkins
in the yard

colors at home
as I read and write

Garden Journal
October 9, 2018
Photos by Karl

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

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

September

This is a poem from September 2012.

new page
on the calendar

September begins
with apple trees
overflowing to the ground
and the music of wind

on a short errand
goldenrod in bloom
near Bossler’s
Christmas Tree Farm

oh I am in no hurry
one day at a time
works best for me now

still the image stays in my mind . . .

Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
September 6, 2018
Photos by Karl