Today we have rain. The sky and Lake Michigan are the same grey color. Yesterday, we walked around a few stores, as we had different errands. At The Home Depot in Kohler, the display of plants is beautiful. They have some outside, though not overnight. We enjoy how the Spring plants in stores add their beauty and fragrance in general. Sometimes we see someone we know. This is my idea of a social life. I enjoy solitude for my art, and then being a part of community in a low-key way. Not parties, or being over-tired the next day, or after a visit. A new way for health, and going well. Being sure to walk is a part of this, and Karl keeps an eye on the weather. I am grateful for friends and art with our blogs. So much in common, with friends everywhere.
Sometimes things take time, one small step, one post, at a time. New ways of being and living, to support health and work, can be learned – and then a natural part of life. I am grateful for all who help me be well, and I follow the instructions from my Care Team.
Some poems and photos from our archives:
on the way
God’s gift of nature
to color the gardens
Daffodils – photo by Karl, May 2011
Red tulip and daylily leaves – May 2015
and then quiet . . .
raindrops on branches
with tiny leaves
bird songs begin
Primroses – Photo by Karl, May 2010
in the backyard
never too old
to find this new
Ellen Grace Olinger