Tag: Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

Short Poems: Hosta

Yesterday, I looked again at the hosta in the sun, and was inspired to create a post.

this day’s light
hummingbird finds
the hosta

This Day’s Light: Poems About Birds
Post from August 14, 2019

clouds
with pink edges
sunrise

hosta flowers
begin to end
yet knowing
their leaves
will turn gold

August 13, 2013

raindrops
on hosta plants

so beautiful
with and without
flowers

their leaves
in the sun

September 18, 2019

*FEBRUARY*

hosta
stems in the snow
in early morning light
not bereft of summer beauty
they shine

“For thou art my hope,
O Lord GOD:
thou art my trust
from my youth.”

Psalm 71: 5 (KJV)

A Poem For Each Month In 2011
Post from December 18, 2011

early morning
hosta flowers grow
above the windowsill

Haiku 2019
Post from December 11, 2019

Photo by Karl – July 21, 2020

Photo by Ken Wiele on Pexels.com

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Wisconsin winter

Wisconsin winter
today the calm beauty
I’ve known all my life
classical music
on the radio

We’ve had strong winds, and Lake Michigan waves splashed up into our front yard, tossing some wood that was drifting in the water. We are high enough above the lake, our shoreline was reinforced years ago, and so we are safe. It’s a different scene with the water this high, and no beach.

Karl took this photo on January 11, 2020.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Winter Solstice 2019 and Lake Levels

Posts in my reader reminded me that today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. I searched on Google and learned the solstice happens here at 10:19 PM (Central time).

The winter beauty can be stark here, with long winters and also the longer days of light at the same time. Truly wonderful to see, and always grateful for those who keep roads and power lines clear. All the good service.

Lake Michigan is at its highest level I can remember. Karl and neighbors are researching shore protection. I learned from Karl that 1986 was the last time the water was this high.

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.

Acrostic Poem for AUTUMN

dore with no need for a moment to
nderstand this beauty
rust and
nderline with words, painting, photo . . . this
oment
ow and always

Found Art
Leaves on a brown tarp – Karl’s trailer
October 2017

Lake Michigan – October 2017

Photo by Karl – October 2011

Lake Michigan – October 2017

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