Category: Photography

Spring photos for The Daily Post challenge “Victory”

For the Victory challenge at The Daily Post:  spring photos, with two short poems.  We keep spring in our hearts during the beauty of winter.

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)

PrimPinkPhoto by Karl:  primroses

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Photo by Karl: daffodils in blue vase

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Photo by Ellen:  tulip and other plants grow in the sun.

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all winter
flowers rested
in the earth
beauty begins
in the heart

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birds sing
outside the window
as we join with many
who pray the Psalms
this Mystery

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

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Photo by Ellen: wildflower

Trees – some photos over the years

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Photo by Karl: we bought this tiny pine tree at a grocery store one year.

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Photo by Ellen: November 2015.

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Photos by Karl: winter 2014.

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Interesting Lake Michigan beach photo by Karl in 2011, at the beginning of spring.

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Photo by Ellen: yesterday in the yard.

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Photo by Ellen: the tree stumps have their beauty too.

For the “Ornate” challenge at The Daily Post

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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.

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of teaching Sunday School
burning bush

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roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

Ellen Grace Olinger

Garden Journal Photos And Poems

I began with photography as an almost daily practice in Spring.  Here are some of my favorite photos (2015), with short poems from this year and other times. Hope you enjoy the post.

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they cannot stay

but will return
lilacs

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strawberries
on tiny vase
from the thrift store
God’s special gift
to me today

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where once I mourned irises

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

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cold so very cold
yet sunrise colors
show me flowers
that will bloom

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birds perch
in sheltering branches —
a grain of mustard seed

(Matthew 13: 31-32)

“birds perch” was published in Time Of Singing (1995).

Ellen Grace Olinger