Tag: Town of Holland Sheboygan County

colors today

three colors today
for my study window view
grey sky and gold leaves
evergreens

Last Saturday, Karl went to our Town of Holland Recycling Center (Sheboygan County). Someone had brought gourds to share. They add colors to the sunroom and yard.

Sometimes Karl takes some things to donate somewhere, and returns home with something “new.” I am the same way with books! Sort of a community way to share. I wonder about some of the stories. A note is on my calendar for November to prepare a Christmas donation – books, poetry journals, and music.

Photo by Sabine Nolting on Pexels.com

Wisconsin Photos

Country roads, wildflowers, and corn fields – we reflect upon places we visit in our area. And always good to enjoy our gardens.

Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
September 8, 2018
Photo by Karl

Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
September 8, 2019
Photo by Karl

Garden Journal
August 8, 2018
Photo by Karl

Garden Journal
September 2, 2020
Photo by Karl

Garden Work

I wrote about Karl’s work to remove the garlic mustard in our gardens last year. Looking at the yard this week, I can see that about 90% – if not more – of this invasive plant is gone. A great success so far.

And I can see how the Spring and Summer perennials have more room and are growing well.

The new poem I see today:

rain
daffodils grow and
rest on the wood path

Education note and photo:

Garlic mustard page has more information, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

This picture of Garlic Mustard is from wpclipart. I am learning a little more each year.

small red geranium

small red geranium
happy in the greenhouse
and now our home
on a small table
with carnations

We went to Cedar Grove, Wisconsin yesterday. We stopped at Windmill Gardens. Later I looked for more information to share with you. You can look at their Facebook page if you are interested.

The Geranium Drawing is from Reusable Art.

Monday May Walk

I had a note to mail, and Karl walked with me to the mailbox at the end of the road. Then we walked on another road. I am still weaing my winter coat with big pockets. Karl wears a Spring jacket and gloves. We both put an extra face mask in our pockets. We have face masks in the car and I carry two in my purse. Easy to take care. Sunglasses outside always, as directed by my eye doctor. We both are fully vaccinated.

We saw ferns growing through gravel by the side of the road and in gardens, hyacinths, and daffodils. Beautiful forsythia. A few people outside to work or go for a walk too.

Interesting to see seawalls from the perspective of the road, and how the work took place. Everyone together.

Bright Spring day. No hurry for warmer weather. As Karl would say, Lake Michigan creates a “microclimate.” Cool Springs, short Summers, warm Autumns, and long Winters (for blogs and books).

Take good care. Be safe and well. Karl and I often say, we have made it this far with COVID-19, and we are going to continue on a good health path.

The lake levels are still quite high, and there is no beach. Yet the seawalls are beautiful and protect properties. A new time to continue to learn, in many ways. Grateful.