Category: Light

seasons speak

seasons speak
their own language
cold days here
and yet the light
tree branches
in wind and February
next week . . .
reading poetry
and more light
falls on journals
across the room
to read and reread

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Bloganuary prompt for January 23, 2022

Interview a fictional character.

I wrote about Jan Karon on January 14, 2022. This is from my post:

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).

And this morning, instead of an interview, I would like to say THANK YOU to Jan Karon and her characters. In Bathed In Prayer, she wrote: “It gives me true joy to open my heart to the One Who loved us first and pour out to you whatever is given. It is a very great mystery, this business of making up stories and telling them around the campfire of a book.” Jan Karon has this quote in bold print on page 9 of Bathed In Prayer.

Creative Notes

As I read in my study this morning, I saw these poems again.

new light
in my study
waterfall

light
from
a small
window
shines
down
on wall art

Every so often, I create different arrangements, and enjoy mentioning artists here and there. I bought a small abstract painting by Anna Cull, from her Etsy Shop. Beautiful art.

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

Winter Poems: Light

well below freezing
ice floats in the water
still the light is changing
robins and red-wings
will return on time

January 2012

day began early
and winding down
light catches the end
of an evergreen branch
in a light breeze

January 2013

February garden
light on evergreens
covered with snow
I still know the words
from songs long ago

February 2021

broccoli for lunch . . .
bright winter sun
days grow longer

Daily Haiku: March 2, 2020
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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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.