Category: Seasons

November

November
mid-afternoon

blue sky
and light falls
through trees
to the garage roof

evergreens a presence
year-round

yet somehow
with fallen leaves
and flowers gone

this is their time
to shine

evergreen time

Ellen Grace Olinger

today

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

Poem

geraniums

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem from October 15, 2011

geraniums

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