Category: Light

Bloganuary Prompt for January 31, 2023

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you?

Yesterday, I listened to music and watched the day end from my study window. Usually, I write about the morning light. I thought about the evergreens and their presence through the days and seasons.

Two haiku from my archives:

treetops
in golden light
sunset

wind uplifting
the branches of trees
sunrise

Post reprinted from December 17, 2021.

Bloganuary Prompt for January 29, 2023

What is something you learned recently?

I love to learn, and learn more every day. Today I would like to share a few photos by Karl, who helped me begin here some time ago.

Lake Michigan – Oostburg, Wisconsin
“A blustery day, light reflecting off the water.”
March 18, 2021 – Photo and words by Karl

Garden Journal
August 15, 2019
Photo by Karl

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin DNR
September 21, 2021 – Photo by Karl

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Lake Michigan
August 23, 2019 – Photo by Karl

Light and Seasons

What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 25, 2023

summer evening
quiet music and
a few Psalms
new evergreen growth
still in the sun

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74: 16-17 (KJV)

Post from July 28, 2022

Many verses from the Psalms – the light and seasons today.

Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com

Poems and Seasons

What color describes your personality and why?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 19, 2023

The colors of the seasons are beautiful. And with blogs, I learn more about colors and design. One day a bright color, another day grey.

spring colors
poetry journals and books
on a brown tablecloth

May 2022

bluebirds
truly so blue
trustworthy friends

June 2012

morning light
trees in sun
and blue sky

February 2022

forsythia
by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades. Luci Shaw The Official Website (Post from May 19, 2022.)

Mercy Acrostic Poem

If you had a billion US dollars, how would you spend it?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 13, 2023

M  ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need

MERCY

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

Photo by Eline on Pexels.com