Kohler-Andrae State Park
September 21, 2021
Photos by Karl
this year and beautiful
in a new way
lake levels and
I had a note to mail, and Karl walked with me to the mailbox at the end of the road. Then we walked on another road. I am still weaing my winter coat with big pockets. Karl wears a Spring jacket and gloves. We both put an extra face mask in our pockets. We have face masks in the car and I carry two in my purse. Easy to take care. Sunglasses outside always, as directed by my eye doctor. We both are fully vaccinated.
We saw ferns growing through gravel by the side of the road and in gardens, hyacinths, and daffodils. Beautiful forsythia. A few people outside to work or go for a walk too.
Interesting to see seawalls from the perspective of the road, and how the work took place. Everyone together.
Bright Spring day. No hurry for warmer weather. As Karl would say, Lake Michigan creates a “microclimate.” Cool Springs, short Summers, warm Autumns, and long Winters (for blogs and books).
Take good care. Be safe and well. Karl and I often say, we have made it this far with COVID-19, and we are going to continue on a good health path.
The lake levels are still quite high, and there is no beach. Yet the seawalls are beautiful and protect properties. A new time to continue to learn, in many ways. Grateful.
all that lasts
all that returns
all that endures
ferns, daylilies, hosta . . .
The gardens are an endless source of education and inspiration. There have been losses, and other plants seem to always return – over the years and different weather conditions. Our gardens are all perennials now, and we usually buy a planter of flowers from a local store.
I recently completed the draft for a new book of poetry. We decided on Karl’s photo of swans and Lake Michigan for the cover. My goal is to publish by the end of the year. And that can be revised. The last few years, I began a new book a few times. So having completed the draft now is an achievement. Grateful.
Karl’s photo of the winter beach is the cover for Quiet Christmas Poetry (site and large print chapbook).
Elin Grace Publishing
on new seawall
built with limestone
from a Wisconsin
As I write this post, a new seawall is being built along our Lake Michigan shoreline. Local businesses are working for the people who own homes. Permits were required and Karl helped with this process. He said the rocks are from a Wisconsin quarry.
The view is changed, with the ash tree gone too. Beautiful in a new way.
Karl and I have both received our two vaccine shots. We are grateful, and we will surely continue to wash our hands, wear our face masks, and practice social distance. Be patient and careful. Karl is also participating in a research study.
one day at a time
one rock at a time