Tag: Conservation

“Ash Tree Management”

When I visited the Town of Holland Sheboygan County – Wisconsin site yesterday, I saw they have “Information about Ash Tree Management in the Town of Holland.”

They link to ROOTS “Restoration of Our Trees – Sheboygan.”

My poem, Seasons, is from October 24, 2019.

SEASONS

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Pexels.com

September Beauty

There are a few more gold leaves on our birch tree. A few poems from my September archives:

stars in the night
and colors
of garden mums
in the rain . . .
new poems begin

September 21, 2018

golden sun
on gold leaves
unconditional love

seagulls
down the beach
silver in the sky

September 24, 2012

twenty years
and more
since I came here
soybean fields
now gold

September 25, 2013

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Sheboygan County
Kohler-Andrae State Park
September 8, 2018
Photos by Karl

Note today: I see there is an updated website for
Kohler-Andrae Wisconsin State Park System.

poem

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s lace
along country roads

(favorite old poem)

Queen Anne’s Lace
Sheboygan Interurban Trail
July 27, 2018
Photos by Karl

Images

reflection of the lamp
in the window
and evergreens
covered with snow

peaceful blessings
of routine work
and time to read
my reward for a time

poetry journals
and books
by my chair
and on shelves

mandevilla plant
lives in the sunroom now
surely one of the stars
in the yard this year

And so happy we were able to walk by The Sheboygan River at Kiwanis Park again this year (Sheboygan, Wisconsin).

Photos by Karl, 2019

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
Wisconsin
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.