Category: Autumn

Haiku and Photos

These are haiku and photos on a quiet Thanksgiving Day at home, with love and gratitude.

sudden cold –
Christmas cactus 
already blooming

Time Of Singing (1997) and Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014)

cross-stitch from the
grandmother I didn’t meet:
“Put the coffee on”

Parnassus Literary Journal (2004)

Ellen Olinger – Three Questions – this is from a haiku series edited by Curtis Dunlap.

My haiku was also posted on March 29, 2015, as part of the Daily Haiku series at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

winter rain
snow fences
ready to unroll

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin (2012)

Lake Michigan – November 4, 2018

December 2010

December 2011

December 2012

Photos by Karl

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

plant in sun

plant in sun
and the price label too –
five dollars

We bought a new indoor plant at Walmart in Sheboygan this year. I saved the label, which seems part of the decoration. Today I see the plant is from Costa Farms in Miami, Florida.

This fall we bought pumpkins at Walmart from Frey Farms, which has its headquarters in Illinois.

For bookmarks, I often use greeting cards. Joanne Chase, a Wisconsin artist, is one example. Chase Greeting Cards