seeing new details in the old painting February light
We have art on the walls from Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I imagine the paintings have many stories.
It always amazes me to watch the days grow longer again, even during our long winters. We have lived here long enough, that the light and gardens tell me the time and seasons, in a general way. The garden is always beautiful – the flowers, and also the entire cycle.
I took this photo in the yard yesterday – daylilies and tree shadow in the morning light.
Daylily and ferns – July 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger February 2018 and May 2019 1,000 Posts Review
The following two images are courtesy of wpclipart.
reading a devotional book names of authors in small print
Quiet Christmas Poetry, by contrast, is a large print book. I still remember sharing with an older relative in 2014, and my aunt said, “Oh, I can read this.” Karl and I created this book from my Christmas site.
I am grateful for different books, which seem to work well at different times.
fragrance of leaves in the gardens what good friends we became as we grew older
reading the poets of my parents’ generation their voices return
we hold the door for older people memories of Mom
The previous three poems are published in the book: They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press). As noted in the book, “reading the poets” was also published in SMILE, 2010.