Tag: Birds

reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

by Ellen Grace Olinger

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku, 2019
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press
West Union WV

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Pelicans – Lake Michigan

I completed a draft for a new book of poetry, and now am selecting possible photos by Karl. He took these photos of the pelicans and Lake Michigan in May 2019.

Blog Collage Six: Birds

Psalm 4 post – March 20, 2020

“Heron” picture is courtesy of wpclipart.

Psalm 5 post – March 21, 2020

“Crane” picture is courtesy of wpclipart.

Psalm 6 post – March 22, 2020

Cedar Bird Engraving is courtesy of Reusable Art.

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Psalm 39 post – April 8, 2020

And now, Lord,
what wait I for?
my hope is in thee.

Psalm 39: 7

Lake Michigan: Poems and Photos – May 16, 2020

Pelicans were here May 2019. These two photos are by Karl.

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Psalm 116 post – June 16, 2020

I love the LORD,
because he hath heard
my voice and
my supplications.

Psalm 116: 1

2020 Blog Collage Posts

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage One

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage Two

Blog Collage Three: Garden Photos

Blog Collage Four: Iris Inspiration

Blog Collage Five: Art and History

Thank you and take good care.


Words and thoughts from the Psalms become a part of my informal prayers.

For example,

Lord, thank you for being with us “until these calamities be overpast” – from the post for Psalm 57 yesterday. And God is always with us.

My father taught history, and my mother taught literature. They had big picture faith. It is easy to imagine a conversation with them now. My mother quoted from literature, and my father had his perspective as a veteran. My mother would love “until these calamities be overpast.”

The Psalms help me with my words, along with faith. Creative at home.

I am learning more about art history, at Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art. The artists could not have imagined blogs! The perspective of time. The Special Image Categories page is an example.

Louis Agassiz Fuertes