Tag: Wisconsin Seasons and Encouragement

Inspiration: Snowdrops

What a good year for the snowdrops. They grow and endure, and return each year. The first flowers in our yard. They picture a kind word, a small poem, everyday blessings. A post in my Reader, a devotional book from a thrift store, and a small plant by the window. I do not know when they first grew and bloomed in the gardens, and we have been here a long time.

Ellen Grace Olinger – April 10, 2017

Acrostic Poems: Prayer, Letters, Mercy

Prayers, hope, and healing for all. Thought I’d reprint some of your favorite acrostic poems today.

P  urpose
R  evealed
A  nd
Y  our
E  fforts
R  enewed

PRAYER

L  ove
 xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

LETTERS

M  ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need

MERCY

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

Take good care. Karl and I continue to take good care too.

Today we received our 2021 Vehicle Admission Sticker for the Wisconsin State Park System. Karl ordered it online. We enjoy being senior citizens and look forward to being outside more in Spring.

Photo by Karl – May 2020

July Poems and Pictures

robin on the branch
outside my window
rain-washed air

July 15, 2010

Peonies In July
July 8, 2011
Photo by Karl

Deep calleth unto deep … *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV)

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July 24, 2012

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

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July 18, 2013

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Queen Anne’s Lace
along the roads
missing my mother
she somehow
seems near

July 17, 2014

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom
daylily

July 16, 2015

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

July 30, 2015

Gerbera Daisy Plants
July 4, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

morning music
bird songs more present
than sounds from the highway

July 7, 2017

Flowers
July 29, 2018
Photo by Karl

as I create a post
and prepare to publish
I see the themes
of my life so far

art, beauty, creativity, encouragement, faith, flowers, gratitude, grief, health, hope, love, nature, poetry, seasons. . .

July 23, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems and Photos: January – June 2019

sometimes I think
a room will feel warmer
with the blinds closed

yet how wonderful
to raise them
and let the sun shine
into a room

see the frost paintings
the shapes of tree branches
track the light
through the seasons

January 2019

February 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
March 24, 2019
Photo by Karl

Saturday afternoon
clouds, sun, and wind chimes
along the trail

On this day we went to the Good As New Resale Shop in Cedar Grove, and then walked on a new-for-me part of the Sheboygan Interurban Trail.

Photo by Karl
March 30, 2019

morning time
many flowers
in my WordPress
Reader

that will bloom
here too
in time

April 2019

perhaps
not the best of days
hair needs some work
a missing button
on a sweater
welcome anyway

We love the family restaurants in our area. I look forward to how each place decorates for the seasons. The specials and especially the homemade soups.

May 2019

Ash Firewood Done
Work and photo by Karl
May 2019

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

June 2019

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

reading poems

reading poems
and a few moments
to reflect upon
what I read

light for a time
on the birch trees
on a grey day

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