Tag: Daffodils

Daily Prompt and Poems

Write about your dream home.

Daily writing prompt

A place, a small study, a garden, books, blogs . . . this time. Prayers.

clouds and blue sky
snow on spruce tree branches
near Lake Michigan

reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me

Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

“another summer” was published on June 6, 2022, by Scarlet Dragonfly Journal A Daily Journal of Japanese Short-Form Poetry, edited by Kathleen Trocmet.

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Mercy Acrostic Poem

If you had a billion US dollars, how would you spend it?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 13, 2023

M  ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need


Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

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Daffodil Years

Flowers from a store and our gardens

Ellen Grace Olinger – March 2017 – flowers from a store
Photo by Karl – April 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger – May 2016
Photo by Karl – May 2020
Photo by Karl – May 2020

Bloganuary: January 5, 2022

What is something you wish you knew how to do?

I would like to continue on this path, since December 2009 with this site, and improve my technical skills, and create small chapbooks from my posts. There are so many ways to grow with blogs.

This past year, I also enjoyed writing some Christmas cards, and was inspired by Violet Nesdoly in Canada. Her site is Violet Nesdoly author – writer – artist. I bought cards from her Etsy store. It had been some time since I sent handwritten cards. Karl and I wrote notes, over a few days. We also sent the photo of his Christmas Table to family and friends. Winters are long here, and we enjoy decorations for awhile.

I learned of Violet Nesdoly’s work a long time ago from Time of Singing, a print poetry journal.

One step at a time. Sometimes dreams are lost a little, or set aside for many good reasons, and they can be renewed. Daffodils bloom again. And good to have many interests. There are books on my shelves that work well at different times. Gratitude and Hope.

Posts that new readers may wish to view – and thank you for your visits. The Bloganuary 2022 challenge is off to a great start.

Achievement – 12 Years

Twelve years is a long time

Ellen Grace Olinger

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