Category: The Daily Post

Photo Challenge: Beloved

Beloved – perennials represent the generations, and their resilient souls.  Years and decades vary; beauty changes, grows deeper.  It was interesting to see a photo someone took of my mother when she was very old.  I did not see her age, even though I helped with her care, so much as see her spirit and soul grow stronger.  Unconditional love.

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Forget-me-nots – photo by Karl, June 2011

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Daylilies – July 2017

For me, as perennials bow to rain and fade, they picture grace, acceptance, and resilience.  They are beloved.  I look forward to their new season in 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Weathered

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

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

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Primroses
Photo by Ellen – May 10, 2017

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

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

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Lake Michigan – September 2017

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Found Art – wood porch, December 2017

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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

Photo Challenge: Serene

Serene

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This is a photo by Karl from 2011.  The simple decoration is lovely on the old wood walls.  Our home began as a cottage in the 1940s.

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I enjoy working with flower bouquets as they change and fade.

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Photo by Karl – Christmas 2012

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Lake Michigan – December 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger