Last year I learned how to post photos to my blogs. This is a wonderful adventure. These photos of fallen forsythia petals are two of my favorites. I take the same approach with photography as with poetry. I try to live in a way that allows me to see the poems and photos in our yard.
I also read a lot, and I love to learn. I hope to reread Adventure of Ascent, Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey by Luci Shaw (2014, IVP Books; Downers Grove, Illinois). She is a generous writer.
Another adventure was creating a large print chapbook version of my site, Quiet Christmas Poetry, with Karl’s help. We donated the profits to Time Of Singing – this journal, founded in 1958 by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne, has published my haiku and other forms of poetry for years. Perhaps the book will also serve as a way for some new people to learn about blogs. Karl and I have spent a lot of time in nursing homes. His photo of the winter Lake Michigan beach, another favorite, became the cover.
Within the quiet life that keeps me well, I have many adventures! I am grateful to be growing older.
Ellen Grace Olinger