Category: Christmas

small home library

small home library
books and journals
to read at different times
some to reread
and some to give away

Last summer, I enjoyed creating a collection of books for Goodwill in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Books that may bless someone else.

There are books I will always keep, and sometimes I may order a copy for a library or friend. Small press journals may be new for many people, and may inspire someone to write.

Now I look at my small home library, and books I learned about from reviews and blogs are waiting to be read, or read again. Used books as well. Some covers are faded, some are new, all beautiful. Memories, gratitude, hope, and new inspiration. One or two books at a time now.

I hope to create another donation this year.

We also like to donate copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry which is both a site and large print chapbook.

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

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“books on the shelf” is from August 2012.

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

Winter drive

Yesterday, we went to Schwarz Fish Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin – the Wholesale Location this time. Then a drive to see the decorations and lights in the area. Karl observed that already the days are a little longer. Beautiful to watch the natural light change. All beautiful, whether someone created a grand display of lights, or a simple wreath.

Winter drive
holiday lights in Sheboygan
and small towns

a poem a song

a poem a song
we review important
dates on the family calendar
past and present
last week of December
and early in the new year

PHOTO BY KARL – JANUARY 2020

Christmas Table

Karl created this beautiful Christmas Table by the patio doors yesterday. The poinsettia is from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin. He used branches from our Norway Spruce tree, that had to be pruned, for the arrangement in the planter – a container he had saved from a gift. He also has saved ornaments from wreaths over the years. The tablecloth is from my family. Karl bought LED holiday lights some time ago. He waited until late afternoon to take this photo.