Category: Oostburg Wisconsin

“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

Pelican

Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
May 28, 2019
Photo and edited closeup by Karl

Evergreen Trees

evergreen trees
with their branches
in May winds

through another
winter and green
and growing

resilient
some broken branches
interesting shapes
shelter for birds

the years show
and they are
beautiful as
they bless
today

May 10, 2015 (with some revisions today in the visual presentation of the poem). The WordPress editor inspires me to try new ideas.
The original post may be seen here.

Ellen Grace Olinger