Category: Hope

“my songs”

Thy statutes
have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

Bridal Wreath near Lake Michigan

A butterfly found the hawkweed in the front yard.

Photos are by Karl this week.

I took this photo of flowers from a store.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems and Photos

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

G  reen colors
R  ejoice in various shades
E  vergreens grow and
E  very tree’s leaves
N  ow, this almost summer day

GREEN

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 18, 2019
Photos by Karl

Acrostics are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

new growth

new growth
on evergreens
dinner with old friends

Published in SMILE (Summer 2010).

Photo by Karl – June 2019

Creative Notes

Each month, I try to review some of the past posts and years in my archives. Today I am looking at July 2010, as that is when I began Poems From Psalms And Nature. When the time arrives to create a new book or two from my blogs, I think the review work will already be complete. I update my archives here and there too.

Be still, and know
that I am God

Psalm 46: 10a (KJV)

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

patterns on my floor
moving with the breeze
sun from the West
highlights
branches of leaves

Published in Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 1
Spring 2011

Karl took this photo of a daylily in July 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger

More Vintage Images

Free Bird Drawing is courtesy of Reusable Art.

I enjoy the vintage art. This Spring, I decided to postpone work on another book. I am writing my journal poems – as the days and seasons are given. My blogs are a creative home for me now. Thank you.

chair in sun
by lilacs, ferns,
forget-me-nots –
view from my desk
this morning

These two pictures are from the Flower Images Category at Reusable Art.

poems and photos

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

by Ellen Grace Olinger
Time of Singing A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Pelicans and Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl
May 30, 2019