Category: Midwest

red leaves

red leaves
covered with snow
burning bush

new spring growth
on evergreens
now a part of the whole
and covered with snow

Ellen Grace Olinger

Short Poems

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driving across
a new bridge
on an old road
the miracles of
everyday life

(November 2012)

the years
that were so hard
and yet
they gave me
my stories

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cold
Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

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grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

(November 2013)

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Images: wpclipart

Hosta and Pumpkins

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We bought two pumpkins at local stores.  Karl placed them by the hosta that surrounds our ash tree that fell during the late summer storm.  We will keep part of the stump and the hosta.  Create in a new way.  The tree showed signs of the Emerald Ash Borer, which has affected so many trees in the area.

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The pumpkins also look nice by the front porch hosta.  Previous owners planted the hosta a long time ago.  They are hardy plants.

Garden Journal
October 29, 2018
Photos by Karl

Acrostic Poem For Rain

R efresh and renew
A ppreciate plants in all their stages
I nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
N ever without hope

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Honeysuckle by Lake Michigan
November 2016

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Ellen Grace Olinger