These are selections of some favorite photos by Karl and me. I am just learning about the WordPress options for photo galleries.
A doration and
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This is a favorite poem, and this year I am posting my ADVENT acrostic with a photo of our new poinsettia.
Thank you and blessings,
Ellen Grace Olinger
Father, I wish to praise You for the whole
of life. Besides these blessings obvious
and bright with benediction for the soul;
beyond intangibles that comfort us
when doubters cower under circumstance
and faithless people cast all hope on wealth;
even before the graces that advance
our comfort, pleasure, family and health,
I would give thanks for pain, displeasure, fear,
reversals that avoid the cul-de-sac
of pride, anxieties, and every tear
that draws me near through prejudice or lack
to Your forgiveness. Surely all is good
that leads me into doing what I should.
Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)
WITHIN The Circle Of Seasons
Poems by Charles A. Waugaman
Elin Grace Publishing
2003, Author Copyright
All Rights Reserved
Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger
For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing
of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land . . .
Song of Solomon 2: 11-12 (KJV)
Photo by Karl: daffodils in blue vase
in the earth
in the heart
outside the window
as we join with many
who pray the Psalms
Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger
Photo by Ellen: wildflower
Photo by Karl: we bought this tiny pine tree at a grocery store one year.
Photo by Ellen: November 2015.
Photos by Karl: winter 2014.
Interesting Lake Michigan beach photo by Karl in 2011, at the beginning of spring.
Photo by Ellen: yesterday in the yard.
Photo by Ellen: the tree stumps have their beauty too.
For the WordPress Challenge Ornate: I made this needlepoint picture of the Cezanne painting years and years ago. The kit was high quality and then we had the needlepoint framed. Photo by Karl.
These photos from my garden journal (2015) also seem to go with the theme this week.
roses in the sun
and some in full bloom
good to grow older
Ellen Grace Olinger