Tag: Cedar Grove Wisconsin

August garden

a few daylilies
and hosta flowers
plants begin
to rest

red geranium
blooms in the garden
and still grows

This is the geranium we bought from Windmill Gardens in Cedar Grove; small red geranium is our post from May 13, 2021. I looked at their Facebook page and they are “Closed for the Season.” We enjoy the small businesses in our area, along with the large stores. Grateful for all.

Photo by Frederik Tischuk on Pexels.com

small red geranium

small red geranium
happy in the greenhouse
and now our home
on a small table
with carnations

We went to Cedar Grove, Wisconsin yesterday. We stopped at Windmill Gardens. Later I looked for more information to share with you. You can look at their Facebook page if you are interested.

The Geranium Drawing is from Reusable Art.

Three Parks

Amsterdam Park
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
June 18, 2020

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 19, 2020

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 25, 2020

Photos by Karl

winter kitchen

winter kitchen
the fragrance
of blueberry coffeecake
bought yesterday

I have been watching PBS Food Shows. This week I watched Lidia Celebrates America: The Return of the Artisans. They spoke of the time and dedication it takes to learn, and the five senses were mentioned – as we also think about when creating poems. There is a lot of work that takes place before an art feels more intuitive. I like seeing so many artisans and art forms honored.

We also have enjoyed a few meals at Casa Imelda, a new restaurant in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. Wonderful food and service.

We have so much in common, and so much to learn.

Many memories – and everyday life. Christmas today in a simple way.

Blessings,

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems and Photos: July – September 2019

WordPress Foundation

I am learning more about the WordPress Foundation – “Supporting the WordPress community since 2010.” Matt Mullenweg is the founder and director.

Karl helped me begin Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin in December 2009. This way of being creative works well for me. I am grateful, and trust that our work is cared for well here.

Post from July 9, 2019

Oostburg Public Library
“A Little Library Growing Everyday”
Photo by Karl – July 6, 2019

Cedar Grove Public Library
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
July 7, 2019
Photo by Karl

Flowers from Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly 
Oostburg, Wisconsin
July 13, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

Ellen Grace Olinger
Daily Haiku: August 14, 2019
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Friday morning
fresh water
for the daisies

Saturday afternoon
yellow flowers
on a table in the sun

Sunday morning
clear sky above
sunrise clouds

August 2019

September Trail post
Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
September 8, 2019
Photos by Karl

I was happy to receive A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019. Tanya McDonald served as our Editor this year. The book is beautiful. Please visit the Haiku Society of America for more information.

My poem in the book:

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

Post from September 25, 2019

late afternoon
on a warm fall day
people of all ages
at the market
time for supper

Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly
Oostburg, Wisconsin
September 26, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Libraries

The Oostburg Public Library “A Little Library Growing Everyday” is another wonderful library in our area. I love having a library card and being able to borrow books – what a great idea, libraries! Karl took this photo there on July 6, 2019.

We also went to the Cedar Grove Public Library last summer. Karl took these photos on July 7, 2019. I look forward to more visits.

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY acrostic poem
WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

One of your favorite poems – thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger