Category: Encouragement

Colors and Years

The view outside is green. I think of Listen To The Green, Luci Shaw’s first poetry book, which was published in 1971 (Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois). And I mentioned her new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press), in a recent post. Her books by my chair: 1971, 2022, and many books over the years. Wonderful creative work. Please see Luci Shaw The Official Website if you would like more information. She also is a photographer, and there is a Photo Gallery.

Books and art are good friends through all the changes life can bring.

Karl and I began here in December 2009, and I am grateful for blogs. One post, one day at a time. I also have bought books by authors I know from our blogs.

Colors and years: the daylily plants fill a garden. Lots of green now, and their flowers here are orange in July. Daffodils and primroses bloom now. Many wildflowers have found a home here – and bees, butterflies, birds.

Photo by Karl – July 2020
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May begins

May begins, and the snowdrops beauty of April will grow and change. April could be called “snowdrops” here. So I begin this post with one of Karl’s photos from April.

Photo by Karl – April 21, 2022
Photo by Karl – May 7, 2020
Photo by alex ohan on Pexels.com
Photo by alex ohan on Pexels.com

A Poem For April

a poem for April
from a small town
by Lake Michigan
our Great Lake
in Wisconsin

not Winter
because of the light
and snowdrops
yet not really
Spring

like the time
when a project
is almost complete
a special day
almost here

New poem today

My post for the Bloganuary prompt for January 14, 2022 was for the prompt, Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. I quoted from the Psalms.

Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 27: 14

My post also relates to the WordPrompt for April – GREEN.

And Earth Day is April 22.

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Daffodil Years

Flowers from a store and our gardens

Ellen Grace Olinger – March 2017 – flowers from a store
Photo by Karl – April 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger – May 2016
Photo by Karl – May 2020
Photo by Karl – May 2020