Tag: Nature

Winter In October

WINTER IN OCTOBER
For Paul F. Brandt

Another death
a sudden death
this autumn of
winter in October.

Condolences pour in
your service strengthens
and your body is laid to rest
in beloved Wisconsin land.

Now the grief begins
and how else could it be?

Surely a few people
will remain with us
in our loving sorrow
like the golden leaves
left on the tree
outside my window
that will turn green again . . .

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 35  “Intermezzo”
Fall 2008

You may also wish to visit the site for the Paul Brandt School Forest.

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The pine trees are courtesy of wpclipart.

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