Tag: Thanksgiving

The Light

The light was especially beautiful yesterday.  In the early morning, there were rays of light through layers of clouds.

For a moment later, the light on the cotoneaster branches looked like holiday lights.

In the afternoon, Karl and I went for a walk in the neighborhood.  The light through trees, falling on a creek, November gardens . . . all so beautiful.


This morning, I discovered some vintage postcards by Ellen Clapsaddle at Reusable Art.  This is one example:


Thanksgiving Harvest

Three Photos

We began this blog in December 2009.  Karl helped with many photos, and I began with photography in 2015.

CharlesCard 004

The original card is by Charles A. Waugaman.  I created the arrangement, and Karl took the photo (2011).

NorfolkPine 001

Photo by Karl – 2011


Ellen Grace Olinger – 2015

The Sky


I sat and watched the clouds for a time.  Then I searched my archives and saw how many of my poems are inspired by the sky.


November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now.
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally.

Published in SMILE (Fall/Winter 2008 – 2009).
Joyce M. Johnson, Editor/Publisher.
(This excellent bold print journal is now out of print.)


afternoon light
blue-grey skies
and water

give them a stage
to shine


seagulls and clouds
fill the sky

December sun
from the south
shines on
a Psalm

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

star_2Images: wpclipart.  I also discovered that wpclipart has many gingerbread pictures.  Here are a few!