Category: Lake Michigan

As Spring Grows From Winter

A short time ago, there were snowflakes on the window screen.  The sun shines now, and already the snowflakes are gone.  There are icebergs along the Lake Michigan shore where we live.  Snow rests on trees that will grow new leaves and on evergreens.

I think of harder years, and the blessings and art that grew from them.

As spring grows from winter, which is also beautiful.


Ellen Grace Olinger


Weathered Photo Challenge

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Lake Michigan
Photo by Karl – March 26, 2010

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Lake Michigan
Photo by Karl – March 24, 2011


New primrose plants and old leaves
Photo by Ellen – April 20, 2015

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Photo by Ellen – May 10, 2017

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites


Photo by Karl, June 2017.  Orange hawkweed flowers appeared in our lawn, and he mowed around the flowers while they were in bloom.


Lake Michigan – September 2017


Found Art – wood porch, December 2017


Tulips from a store, February 2017.  Our winters are long, and we are grateful for the flowers sent to the stores in our area.

2017 Favorites

And a gallery:

Ellen Grace Olinger

barge with lights

barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

Ellen Grace Olinger
Lake Michigan in Wisconsin


Quiet Christmas Poetry

Under “Book Offers” in the Fall 2015 issue of Time Of Singing, Lora Homan Zill, Editor, included a picture of our Christmas book and wrote: “Light and easy to hold, with large print, it is ideal for anyone battling or recovering from serious illness, or who needs a special word of encouragement over the holiday season.”


If you wish to order a copy of Quiet Christmas Poetry, please visit the books page at Time Of Singing.  There is an ordering form that may be printed.  All proceeds benefit TOS.

Quiet Christmas Poetry is both a site and a book.


Lora’s site is Feeling God’s Pleasure Through Creative Work, the blue collar artist.



Lake Michigan beach cover art photo is by Karl.