Category: Community

We Voted Early

Karl and I voted early this week. On Tuesday, we drove to our voting place at the Town Of Holland Sheboygan County – Wisconsin. A clerk was there to receive our absentee ballots. Karl had checked the hours and days open earlier in the week.

We also went to some local stores. This late summer and fall have been busy. Medicare Wellness Visit for me (health conditions stable), the updated COVID booster and senior flu shot for both of us. More appointments next week.

Grateful, and blessings to all.

Errands and Ash Trees

Yesterday, we went to a few places and noted work on ash tree removal in our area. Good to see, so the dying and dead trees do not fall on power lines, roads, and properties. We saw crocuses in bloom. Soon there will be more green in the landscape. I love when the trees first begin to have leaves, and later tiny rows of corn growing perfectly in many fields. The landscape will heal from the loss of the trees, because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

WordPrompt: Green

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Bloganuary prompt for January 29, 2022

How are you changing the world?

My first thought is about small things that add together, and truly make a difference. Some of my small poems to share today.

small green plant
in the sunroom
Earth Day

Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, USA.  You can learn more here.

small flowers
near the kitchen windows
first hummingbird

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

colder weather
time for my favorite coat
from a thrift store

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

used books
new for me
light on old
and new leaves
of a house plant

soon the garden
will begin in small ways
snowdrops

Ellen Grace Olinger

books at stores

books at stores
that sell many things
we need – food, water,
house supplies –
and food for the soul
cheerful cards
plants and flowers
warm places to shop
walk and say hello
support local businesses
in our Sheboygan County
where we are home

I still miss bookstores that existed in years gone by. And then I found books in thrift stores, grocery stores, and of course libraries. Blogs and books, online and print, all a blessing. Karl and I went to a few stores this week. Spring flowers and plants are starting to appear. Next time, I will have to look and see where they are grown.

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Jan Karon

Karl and I went to Menards in Sheboygan yesterday. I love seeing books for sale at different places, and was happy to see Jan Karon among the many authors. Her novels are wonderful.

Jan Karon’s book, Bathed In Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series is a book I plan to read a little today (Author Copyright 2018; G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York).