Tag: Wisconsin Winter

Winter Basket

As you can see, the basket Karl created with spruce tree branches that were pruned, and decorations from past years, is now outside. The snow today gives the arrangement new life. You can see snow on the wood path Karl built years ago, and gardens where lilies and other plants grow. Our red poinsettia in the house, from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in town, is still beautiful. Our Christmas cactus has many buds and is on the table with the poinsettia. I think we will rename the cactus – February cactus? Karl took the photo this afternoon.

A quiet Saturday. Karl is an engineer and is working on a project. I have been reading for hours today in my study.

study window
snowflakes fall all day
on the gardens

Winter Solstice 2021

Winter begins
today is the shortest
day of light

Oostburg, Wisconsin
Midwest, USA
Northern Hemisphere

And tomorrow
I will begin to watch
the days grow longer

Write new poems
about the light

broccoli for lunch

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broccoli for lunch
in bright winter sun
days grow longer

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Poem from my February archives:

Spring will return
here and there
and then I’ll say,
“When did this happen?”
Today, though, I rest
in longer light
on evergreens
in a tiny bit of wind

Ellen Grace Olinger

Image: wpclipart

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