Tag: Observation

Garden Photo

Birch tree shadows on new daylilies

Light and shadows

Grateful for our yard, some warmth

New green plants and the daylilies will bloom in summer.

Thought I would try and begin again with the camera. See what photos are given as I simply observe in the yard. Haiku photos.

Ellen Grace Olinger
April 20, 2020

Lake Michigan Notes

Rain and grey today. The lake levels of Lake Michigan remain high. We have seen a lot of variability over the years.

These photos by Karl show the beach in March 2010.

Creative Notes: Flowers and Time

morning time
many flowers
in my WordPress
Reader

that will bloom
here too
in time

During the years I drove to Milwaukee to help with my mother’s care, I saw many flowers bloom there, and later here. The drive back and forth was interesting and beautiful.

I am grateful I can observe in so many ways . . .

and I am then more sure as I write about what I see. Nice to be able to look back at posts and remember dates, from year to year.

And here, we will see flowers in town and other nearby places, before by Lake Michigan. Spring takes time, and then stays for a time.

From May 2014:

spring in town
dandelions bloom
by the hardware store

Daane Ace Hardware Store
Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ferns – May 19, 2011
Photo by Karl

Peony – July 2, 2018

This photo of Lake Michigan is from May 12, 2016.

Flowers from a store – February 2019
Very grateful for this beauty all year!
And always the light to observe.

Ellen Grace Olinger

poems seen

poems seen
that did not
get written
frost painting
on the side door

from my archives
Ellen Grace Olinger

sun on a painting

sun on a painting
from a thrift store
calls my attention
to look again

over time the picture
may fade a little
and change

become a new version
unique to this home

other days
the sun too bright
and long

I think things through
what can fade
what should stay
the same

Ellen Grace Olinger