Tag: Wildflowers

Veterans Park

Oostburg, Wisconsin
August 21, 2019
Photos by Karl

Karl took photos by the small creek at the park. This is a poem I wrote on March 23, 2019.

snow melt in town
some piles of snow
in the park
creek running clear
and can see the stones
at the bottom
blue sky background
for the trees

Karl took this photo on March 31, 2019.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Summer days

about a month
of summer days
to still enjoy and yet
the small changes
each day – the unique
beauty of August and
some new light
in the afternoon
by the chair
where I read

Ellen Grace Olinger

The photos are courtesy of wpclipart.

Poems and Photos

as if they could
store the sun
small blankets
on a chair
add color to
the scene
as they await
to warm
another time

rereading poems
new layers of meaning
every year
all the colors
of any given day

winds and warmth
summer reaching its fullness
after the longest day
in the North

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Poems are from July 2014, and still true this July.

Busy Bee
Sheboygan Interurban Trail
July 27, 2018
Photos by Karl

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

sun and shadows

sun and shadows
on old brick path
wildflower rests

turning the pages
of calendars to June
with gratitude
for the many blessings
of May

From my archives: June 2015

Photo by Karl – July 2018

June 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace
Sheboygan Interurban Trail
July 27, 2018
Photos by Karl

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s lace
along country roads

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Posts

These are a few posts from the past that readers found, and that I then rediscovered from the stats for this site. I also use the Top Posts & Pages widget (filed under Menu), which provides information and may help new readers get an overview of the content here.

Yesterday, I mentioned a few pages from this site.

Photo of the Moon Shining on Lake Michigan, Recalling a Joni Mitchell song, is a post from May 2010. There is a photo by Karl and a quote from a song by Joni Mitchell.

Acrostic for WIND was also inspired by music. I was listening to a CD by Sarah McLachlan – please see the post for the poem and more information. Sarah covered a song by Susan Enan, “Bring On The Wonder.”

Over the years, I have received good feedback about this poem:

IT IS IMPORTANT

To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
through – –

Even when it seems
to leave you

It Is Important was published first in Time Of Singing.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
Community Path
July 2, 2018