Tag: Simple Life

two poems

Two poems from my archives that I remembered yesterday:

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s lace
along country roads

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rain

R efresh and renew
A ppreciate the plants in all their stages
I nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
N ever without Hope

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sometimes
so many years
flow through my mind
today rain refreshes
and the air is autumn

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Karl’s kayak
August 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

broccoli for lunch

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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

Image: wpclipart

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Photo Challenge: Tiny

In Spring 2015, I began taking photos with a digital camera in a consistent way.  I’ve always loved the image of new leaves through old leaves – tiny new beginnings.  Photography opened a new world for me.

The first two photos in this post are from 2015: primrose leaves and then the flowers.  The third photo is of a tulip from a store bouquet last winter.  The last photo is of snowdrops from the yard, in a tiny vase from a thrift store.  The snowdrops are the first to bloom in our yard, after long winters.  Last year, after more snow, they still bloomed.

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