more colors of blue

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

last Sunday in June
knitting with yarn
the color of blueberries

mid-August
blueberries on sale
from Canada now

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2015
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only now beginning

only now beginning
late-blooming rose
on the bush planted
long before
we came here

Ellen Grace Olinger
September 2015
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Image: wpclipart

early hours

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

The LORD thy God
in the midst of thee
is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee
with joy; he will rest
in his love, he will joy
over thee with singing.

Zephaniah 3: 17 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2015
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all these years

all these years
the gift of seeing
how evergreen
branches
frame the stars

During a difficult time with my health, I read:

And I will give thee the treasures of darkness,
and hidden riches of secret places . . .
Isaiah 45: 3 (KJV).

In 2018, I experienced a second major health challenge. Health and chronic illness are my great teachers. I am grateful for my Care Team, and work daily on my recovery, which is going well.

And life has changed, which I accept.

Blogs work so well, and I receive so much from many people.

Thank you.

It is interesting to read some past posts, and remember lessons learned, and apply them again, one day at a time.

The Easter story is real for me. There are losses, and then renewal – not the same for me at this age, or before, but always beauty, hope, and the language arts. I am indeed grateful. There is a lot of rest around my creative work.

I know, for example, that my experience with illness young created deeper empathy, and helped me know how to help my mother in her old age. I had less energy, and sitting with her for hours was something I could do. I am blessed.

So much more creative work . . . in a new way, with help from others.

June 2015 and March 2019
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These are some of the photos I was able to take in 2018 and this year so far, as I began with the camera again.

Lake Michigan
June 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger