Category: Spring

sun fades

sun fades
art on walls
and prints
on bookcases
in frames or
held in place
by some small
treasure

I take care
to preserve
yet also like
the thought
that in a way
each is then
unique to this

time and place

October 2019 and April 2015

Images: wpclipart

Acrostic Poems: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

S  eason of
U  plifting
M  usings and
M  emories
E  ternally
R  eal

SUMMER

dore with no need for a moment to
nderstand this beauty
rust and
nderline with words, painting, photo . . . this
oment
ow and always

AUTUMN

W  onderful time of
I  nspiration and
N  ew books
T  o
E  njoy
R  eading

WINTER

S  pring
P  romises
R  enewal
I  nspiration and
N  ew
G  rowth

SPRING

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger
Images from wpclipart

Gardens and Seasons

August plants and flowers discover a new home in our yard. Grateful to see goldenrod and new thistle plants. Last year, there were many bees when the goldenrod bloomed.

A few years ago, Karl removed the invasive garlic mustard plants. The Garlic mustard page has more information, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Some new space was created.

We appreciate the variety of gardens we see in the area, including formal gardens, a few plants by a door, and wildflowers. I learn a little more each year, from the gardens here and blog posts. As I write, I think about holiday lights – the many ways people decorate. A grand display, and then something simple. All works together. The beauty of today, and every month and season.

Photo by Jonas Von Werne on Pexels.com
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Roses

The roses we bought last week were fading a little. Karl trimmed them and gave them fresh water. A few are arranged in a bowl and two are in a blue vase.

Roses in a Bowl by Kate Greenaway, Reusable Art
Orange and Pink Roses by Ida Waugh, Reusable Art.

window by my desk

window by my desk
frames the view near and far
light, trees, birds, sky
weather and seasons

three windows
in my small study
how the light falls
on wood, art, walls

early morning

early morning
when I wrote a post
and late afternoon
when I read poetry
and listened to music
robin on the branch
by the same window

I look for the small gifts every day. This morning, I thought an idea for a summer 2022 series might be to simply note a few of these blessings.

stores yesterday

stores yesterday
in Sheboygan
summer there

home by Lake Michigan
fragrance of spring flowers
and roses from a store