Tag: Science

Winter Solstice 2019 and Lake Levels

Posts in my reader reminded me that today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. I searched on Google and learned the solstice happens here at 10:19 PM (Central time).

The winter beauty can be stark here, with long winters and also the longer days of light at the same time. Truly wonderful to see, and always grateful for those who keep roads and power lines clear. All the good service.

Lake Michigan is at its highest level I can remember. Karl and neighbors are researching shore protection. I learned from Karl that 1986 was the last time the water was this high.

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.

sitting on a porch

sitting on a porch
a long time ago
I began to watch
the perennials grow

July 2015

Photo by Karl – July 14, 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

morning colors

water and sky
are the same
soft grey

green tree branches
and the wood
of my desk

and a piece of furniture
from my Swedish grandmother

Today I am reading Harvesting Fog poems by Luci Shaw – Pinyon Publishing 2010; Montrose, Colorado. Author Copyright.

I had not looked at Pinyon Publishing for a time. “Quality Writing Celebrating the Arts & Sciences.” So I will learn more today.

Ellen Grace Olinger

books

there was a time
when the book
did not exist

perhaps in the
writer’s heart and
mind

yet still the process
to create for others
to read in some form

there was a time
when the reader
did not know

the book exists
yet once found
is read and reread

treasured forever
among many books

Ellen Grace Olinger

Images: AntiqueClipart.com