Category: Oostburg Wisconsin

new poems

some water
for the Christmas cactus
new buds grow

red begonia
placed with two
orange pumpkins
near forsythia and fence
still blooms

afternoon drive
roads we know well
autumn in Wisconsin
streetlights in small towns
Sunday evening

mid-October
green and gold hosta leaves
by the ash tree stump

From posts on different days at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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Blogs: Review Notes

Karl and I began our first site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, in December 2009. These years cover many life experiences – and now our common challenge with COVID-19. My goal remains the same: to offer hope and encouragement.

In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. I am still in touch with professors and fellow students from those years. I worked hard. My strength was being able to integrate a lot of information – for example a large number of research studies in an area.

So I review my archives and create new posts. Recently, I realized these are the same skills in a new context. I link back to older posts. Good to share the poems readers seem to appreciate the most again, and I also think of new readers.

Sometimes I reread a poem and see more work is needed. I leave these old poems too. Hope some growth may be seen over time, perhaps encourage someone else. Thank you. Take good care.

These are two examples from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

Poems: Wood

Short Poems: Hosta

I enjoy featuring all the seasons.
Ellen Grace Olinger

May 7, 2020

May 22, 2020

May 24, 2020

Garden Journal
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl

Three Photos

Our daylilies will bloom soon. These are a few of my photos from past years.

July 15, 2016

August 13, 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku

this day’s light
hummingbird finds
the hosta

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My poem is from July 26, 2013, with this garden journal photo by Karl: