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I’m back in Anchorage for writer’s school. While I am gone Aki is living large with friends at their waterside property. Last summer I saw many moose on my morning bike rides but this week I’ve only spotted homeless folks and grim faced commuters on the Chester Creek bike path. 263 more words


What is Beauty?

As I age these days there are times when I re-visit a certain question, “What is beauty…?”

I use to slather on dye to my hair when it began to turn salt and pepper, more on the salt side. 681 more words


Nature is always working in one shape or another

This tall Birch tree had been dying for a number of years, until it arrived at its destination when it was time to say goodbye.  Sadly I contacted a gentleman to come and cut this beautiful tree down in sections…it’s odd to think the main reasons for my buying my fix-er upper of a home over 16 years ago was in part to this majestic birch tree and my attached car garage. 807 more words


Birch Trees in Watercolour

I was teaching a sweet little student of mine about watercolour painting the other day and got inspired to play around with it again myself. I used to do a lot of watercolour work in the past until I moved onto acrylics. 33 more words


Bark, Woof. 

Here I am, playing with different techniques for the bark on the birch trees. I filled the tree outlines in due to the leaves overlapping their shapes. 43 more words


Jubilant photo challenge at The Daily Post – hosta by the birch tree

ferns grow with the daylilies

and by the cedar fence.

Ellen Grace Olinger
garden journal
May 24, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger