Tag: Food

two poems

we wait and watch
the train go by
in our small town
memories of my
Swedish grandparents

My grandfather worked on the railroad, and I remember my grandmother’s kitchen!

train lights
and late afternoon
grey sky
Autumn begins
tomorrow

Image: wpclipart

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

local corn

local corn
and soybean fields
turning gold
wildflowers
in the yard
and along the roads
September

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poem for HARVEST

My acrostic for HARVEST from August 29, 2010 is a favorite poem. Farmers surely know how years vary. Blessings for continued growth, this early August time.

H   ard work
A   nd hope
R   ealized, and
V   ery grateful
E   ternally, with
S   ongs
T  o sing

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,

bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126: 5-6 (KJV)

The vintage Corn Drawing is courtesy of Reusable Art.

The acrostic is by Ellen Grace Olinger.

perhaps

perhaps
not the best of days
hair needs some work
a missing button
on a sweater
welcome anyway

We love the family restaurants in our area. I look forward to how each place decorates for the seasons. The specials and especially the homemade soups.

Ellen Grace Olinger

“give us this day”

healthy food
and more exercise
as the weather
is more like Spring

blood pressure monitor
on my desk and
mail from Medicare
on the kitchen table

Spring appointments
on my calendar
and grateful for care
both kind and good

poetry in the mail too
and a shelf of memoirs
from thrift stores to read
food for the soul

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6: 11 (KJV)

Peaceful gratitude – Ellen Grace Olinger

“Sun petals” image is courtesy of wpclipart.

morning clouds

morning clouds
and reflection
of a lamp in the window

the kind of day
when I think

I’m grateful
for a walk at the park
yesterday

and the colors
of vegetables and fruits

books and blogs to read


the weather
always changes
in time

and is brighter now
as I write

Photo of plums from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in town, and tiles from the Habitat for Humanity store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin – August 2017. The tiles are on a shelf by my computer.

These days we are enjoying lots of fresh asparagus.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Local History and Stores

Yesterday I learned that the Gibbsville orchard has new owners, as of July 1, 2018 – as I read at their site M&T’s Gibbsville Orchard. Please see their site for more information and their story.

We have watched beautiful orchards for years.

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

Time Of Singing (2014)

And it is also time to visit Gibbsville Cheese again.

Over the years, a blog can become a record of local history.

Best wishes to all,

Ellen Grace Olinger