Tag: Birds

Study Poems and Seasons – 3

This post continues from Small Study Poems and Seasons – 1 and Study Poems and Seasons – 2. I looked at my archives so far this year.

grey sky
and evergreens
birch tree branches
snow and icicles
quiet colors

January 8, 2021

small study
sun reaches the painting
adds another layer

The painting is by Wendy Brightbill.

January 9, 2021

how many mornings
have I read and looked
at birch trees in sun
and blue sky?

and yet today
is the most beautiful

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)

February 23, 2021

March days
time to observe
and watch for
all the beginnings
of Spring

March 4, 2021

the window
frames a picture

and other times
one small branch
is the poem –
ever green and a blue

From Art, Poems, Hope
March 20, 2021

in my study this morning
already light

small study
and books to read
days with longer light

April 16, 2021

used books
new for me
light on old
and new leaves
of a house plant

May 6, 2021

I look forward every day to poems, old and new. Today is Sunday, May 16, 2021. Thank you.

Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com
Photo by Petr Ganaj on Pexels.com

Lake Michigan Poems

Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

gold leaves
drift to ground
on the water

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

“Northern sun” is from Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan

These are some of Karl’s photos of Lake Michigan so far this year. Interesting to look back, as we look forward. One day at a time.

January 23, 2019

February 1, 2019

The cold Winter, and then pelicans in Spring!

May 30, 2019

The first set of photos are from Oostburg, Wisconsin.

Amsterdam Park
Town of Holland – Sheboygan County
July 7, 2019

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
August 23, 2019

Karl’s photos of Lake Michigan over the years are an interesting record of this Great Lake in the Midwest.

watercolor words

predawn sky
paints a background
for the new roses
in the blue vase

I watch the light
every day

June’s beautiful
days grew longer
as Spring became

hosta plants grow
and soon the flowers
will bring hummingbirds

then the wonderful
change to August
and many days
until then

and the light changes
all the time and I often
know by how the light falls
the time, month, season

Hummingbird drawings are courtesy of Reusable Art.

Journal Poem
July 14, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku and photos

morning music
bird songs more present
than sounds from the highway

July 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger

Karl took the photos of the poppies and peonies in July 2011.