Category: Seasons

Once Upon A Time

once upon a time
my mother and I spent
so much time
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I remember her love
of flowers and all the colors
and the Bridal Wreath
bushes in bloom

once upon a time
love grows and endures
my great lesson
and hope

and gifts from
the seasons and yard
every year

The photo is from June 19, 2019, and the poem today.

This is another photo of the hawkweed by Karl today. There is a lot this year. He mows around the flowers while in bloom.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Summer soon

Spring continues
to bless with primroses,
lilacs, forget-me-nots,
and bleeding hearts

Summer soon
and there will be peonies,
roses, daylilies, and hosta
flowers

Fall is welcome
in its time with
all the colors
and shorter days

Winter fades
from memory now
though not the beauty
and the quiet

Sometimes I wonder
where the years go
and what the seasons were
they are recorded here

Journal Poem
Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl – July 2010

Seasons

Through our blogs, I learn so much more about the seasons around the world. For example, please see recent posts at kiwissoars flights of fancy from New Zealand, by Maureen Sudlow, for Autumn poems and photos.

Here are a few of our Autumn photos. Karl recently completed our tree work, and I helped with the Spring yard work yesterday – just picked up many pine cones. Wonderful to work outside, and sit in a chair too. The daffodils are in bloom here.

Photo by Karl – October 2018

Karl took this photo of Lake Michigan last November.

And I took this photo of our old cedar garage last December.

Daffodils – May 2016

I view so many wonderful posts every day – THANK YOU

Ellen Grace Olinger

poem and photo

light
on the lake
from the moon
through layers
of clouds
and evergreen
branches
Easter morning

Karl worked more on the ash tree yesterday, and took this photo. Hosta will grow around the tree stump, and we can add a planter.

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Rain Photos

Daylilies – Photo by Karl, July 2011

Hosta – August 2016

Karl’s kayak by the house – August 2016

Wood path – October 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger