Short Poems and Photos

new day begins
ribbon bookmarks
from beloved books
rest on the wood shelf

B eautiful way to
O pen hearts and
O pen minds to
K now new stories and
S ongs


a few poems
and pages
to hear an
author’s voice

reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

“reading poetry”
Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 43  “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016

Pelican and Lake Michigan
May 2019 – Photo by Karl

Robin Eggs
June 2015 – Photo by Karl

Lake Michigan – June 2015

Ferns by the cedar fence – June 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

Favorite Photos – Spring 2019

As I review our archives, here are some favorite garden journal photos by Karl from Spring 2019. Hope to create a calendar some year.

Karl also took photos of pelicans and Lake Michigan.

Ash Firewood from the tree that fell last year.

Oostburg, Wisconsin
Spring 2019

poems and photos

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

by Ellen Grace Olinger
Time of Singing A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Pelicans and Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl
May 30, 2019