Category: Sheboygan Wisconsin

Bloganuary prompt for January 30, 2022

Describe yourself as a tree.

I am grateful for all the kind readers who enjoy the posts here. Past, present, and future. There is a WordPress Foundation. Some day I may create another book, but our blogs are where I am most at home with creative work now. And I have enjoyed this bloganuary challenge.

For those who know my poems and Karl’s photos, trees are important. I have looked often at old weathered trees that are strong, interesting, and more beautiful than ever.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 1: 3

The Sheboygan River – Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
March 24, 2019 – Photos by Karl

Poem and Photos

cold day
yet bright sun
and no wind
we go to Sheboygan
one way and drive home
another way
beloved roads

We went by the Greenwing Drive retention ponds, and I recalled photos by Karl.

Greenwing Drive retention ponds
Sheboygan, Wisconsin – July 2018
Photos by Karl

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

“Ash Tree Management”

When I visited the Town of Holland Sheboygan County – Wisconsin site yesterday, I saw they have “Information about Ash Tree Management in the Town of Holland.”

They link to ROOTS “Restoration of Our Trees – Sheboygan.”

My poem, Seasons, is from October 24, 2019.

SEASONS

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Pexels.com

Sunday afternoon

We enjoyed a Spring drive. Karl had the idea of seeing the trees at M&T’s Gibbsville Orchard. It is interesting to see the shapes of the trees, as they have been so carefully pruned for years. Some still have their Spring flowers. We will return when their Gift Store is open.

fruit trees
in the area
may the season
go well for
all the orchards