Tag: Clouds

Creative Notes and Poems

For some time, I have followed Imagery of Light Photography by Sheila Creighton. I enjoyed her post for May 7, 2019: Forsythia Glow. As you may recall, on May 6, 2019, I wrote:

after a warm day
and worth the wait
forsythia

I have always lived in the Midwest. Another site I follow is SUNEARTHSKY Meditations from the Midwest, by Sharon Knight.

The sunrise today recalls a poem from my archives:

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

Thank you
for all the wonderful posts I view every day.
Ellen Grace Olinger

Photos Today

Clouds and Lake Michigan

Daffodils grow faster by the house.

Tree stump

Daylily plants are just beginning to grow.

April 18, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan Today

Cold today, and Karl took these photos. He explained to me the other day, that because the water is warmer than the air now, steam rises from the lake. So with our high water levels this year, the evaporation helps lower the water levels. We have rip-rap (new word for me – large rocks) that protects our property.

Clouds

On July 31, 2018, Karl and I went to the Long Lake Recreation Area, in the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit.  We saw reflections of clouds in the water.  Karl took these beautiful and interesting photos.

sunrise clouds
years that passed too soon
are with me still

“I really don’t know clouds at all”
from Both Sides Now, by Joni Mitchell (1967)

A classic song, always new

R  ose clouds at sunrise, and the day
O  pens to songs, silence, and new
S  trength, with hope
E  verlasting

Ellen Grace Olinger