Author: Ellen Grace Olinger

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..." From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV).

Bloganuary Prompt for January 31, 2023

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you?

Yesterday, I listened to music and watched the day end from my study window. Usually, I write about the morning light. I thought about the evergreens and their presence through the days and seasons.

Two haiku from my archives:

treetops
in golden light
sunset

wind uplifting
the branches of trees
sunrise

Post reprinted from December 17, 2021.

Bloganuary Prompt for January 30, 2023

What would you title the chapters of your autobiography?

My work is here, with blogs. I do not have the goal of a memoir, but the large print chapbook that Karl and I created from posts at Quiet Christmas Poetry in 2014 continues to reach readers.

The Quiet Christmas Poetry site is a free version of our book. We donated copies to libraries and other places. Karl’s winter Lake Michigan photo is the Cover Art.

Beachgrass

Bloganuary Prompt for January 29, 2023

What is something you learned recently?

I love to learn, and learn more every day. Today I would like to share a few photos by Karl, who helped me begin here some time ago.

Lake Michigan – Oostburg, Wisconsin
“A blustery day, light reflecting off the water.”
March 18, 2021 – Photo and words by Karl

Garden Journal
August 15, 2019
Photo by Karl

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin DNR
September 21, 2021 – Photo by Karl

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Lake Michigan
August 23, 2019 – Photo by Karl

Bloganuary Prompt Today

Describe your perfect birthday cake.
Bloganuary Prompt for January 28, 2023

This prompt brings back memories of working in a bakery when I was in high school. Sometimes the manager shared a beautiful cake with all of us. My father shopped at the store too. He bought rolls, and my mother baked cookies and cakes.

I am seeing some winter poems. Yesterday, snow at rest on branches, and a few are broken. Old trees and strong winds. Robins will return.

Language

What language do you wish you could speak?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 26, 2023

reading haiku
all the places we live
all we have in common

I was reading from Haiku Society of America members anthologies, and posted my haiku at Poems For Bulletin Boards last year.

As I wrote here, “I studied French when young, from 6th grade through the beginning of college at UW-Madison.  I remember singing carols in French” (December 24, 2014).

Photo by LExie Blessing on Pexels.com