Category: Art From Wisconsin

more roses

Turning the vase
of flowers
learning
there are
more roses

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Published in BELL’S LETTERS POET,
The Coffee House of the Poets (No. 131).

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I am beginning work on a second large print chapbook, in the same style as Quiet Christmas Poetry.  My first step is to reread my archives, so I can remember my best short poems.  Then I will gradually know the sequence for the book.  The theme is Wisconsin seasons and encouragement.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Wisconsin Flowers 2017

I enjoy posting photos from my garden journal through the seasons.  These photos are from places away from home, yet nearby.

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September 2017 – Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

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September 2017 – Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

always beauty

after the leaves fall
and the days grow short
holiday lights begin

small town main streets
and country roads

November skies and fields
have a stark and simple
beauty

when winter settles in
for a long time
after Christmas

the light in January
is already changed
from now

Ellen Grace Olinger

Plants – 2017

This is a post for plants we bought this year: the photos, and then a gallery.

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Hyacinths

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Easter Lily

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Begonia

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Karl planted these begonias for the yard.

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Garden mum

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Garden mums

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Celosia

Ellen Grace Olinger – 2017

Carnations

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These beautiful carnations are from Piggly Wiggly in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.  This is one of my favorite stores, along with Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

I enjoy cooking simple meals with fresh vegetables, and the small country roads.  So grateful for each day.

Ellen Grace Olinger

November 3, 2017