Category: Nature

The Snow Falls

I remembered this poem, and found it in my December 2012 archives.

*

the snow falls
and the sun rises

I see the sun reflected
in a neighbor’s window

the snow falls
on everything

evergreen branches
picnic tables, rocks, grass

planters left untouched
for just this reason

the snow falls
on everything

also the graves
the fields that were
parched

this gentle healing
snowfall

*

Ellen Grace Olinger

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

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

we drove North

we drove North
to see fall colors

along the way
snow fell and
lightly covered

fields of soybeans,
corn, and other crops

and the wind
painted one side
of tall trees
with the snow

today