October 2018 – Photo by Karl
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
March 24, 2019 – Photos by Karl
yet bright sun
and no wind
we go to Sheboygan
one way and drive home
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
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.
holiday lights in Sheboygan
and small towns
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.
once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm
grew green again
around the stump
they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter
now there is an
on the ash tree stump
and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun
and chrysanthemums for sale
Yesterday we went to Sheboygan. We donated a box of books to Goodwill and went to Walmart. On the way home, we stopped at the Oostburg Bakery.