Category: The Daily Post

Photo Challenge: Growth


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New perennial hosta plants by the birch tree – May 2015


Hosta – photo by Karl, July 2010

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Lake Michigan – photo by Karl, February 2011

The long winter is good time for creative growth.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Happy New Year

Daily Prompt: Cherish


I cherish memories of the caregiving years with my mother and family.  I could not imagine blogs then.  My mother often asked, “Are you writing?”  She was called Home in 2004.

Grateful for a quiet Christmas this year.

And I have to review my archives to remember all I have written since the caregiving years.  One day at a time, and also trust for the “big picture” over time.


Taking turns
Letting each other go
Only to learn again
How love grows,

(Published in Bell’s Letters Poet No. 115, Jan. 2006.)


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Ellen Grace Olinger

Christmas Day

Christmas Day quiet morning, and time to look at photos from 2017.  Thank you for your encouragement, and also thank you to The Daily Post for the Prompts and Challenges.  As I created this post, I saw that the current challenge is 2017 Favorites.


Lake Michigan – April 2017

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Garden journal – May 2017

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Garden journal – Wildflowers
Photo by Karl – June 2017


Lake Michigan – July 2017

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Garden journal – August 2017


Garden journal – October 2017


Our Thanksgiving plant from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin is still lovely.  This photo is from November 2017.

A gallery:

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo Challenge: Windows


The garden that we see through the door inspires many photos for this blog.  I often see things from the perspective of a post now.