Category: Spring

Garden journal: haiku and photos

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

Today I am looking through my photo archives for April and May.

My poem was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2019 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

April 2017 – Hyacinth from a store
May 2015 – Hosta grow again by the birch tree.
May 2016 – Forsythia blooms, peonies and daylilies grow.
May 2017 – near the garage

Ellen Grace Olinger


The Walmart tag says the plant was grown by NMG in Grand Rapids, MI. I found the site: NMG. “Neal Mast Greenhouses”

On Saturday, I went to Walmart with Karl. We put our face masks on in the car/parking lot, and the plants outside caught my attention right away. Greeters sit near the door and hand sanitizer. Clean, room to shop, and a good atmosphere.

This is the first time I used the camera in awhile. Good to practice again.

April 6, 2021
Ellen Grace Olinger

Inspiration: Snowdrops

What a good year for the snowdrops. They grow and endure, and return each year. The first flowers in our yard. They picture a kind word, a small poem, everyday blessings. A post in my Reader, a devotional book from a thrift store, and a small plant by the window. I do not know when they first grew and bloomed in the gardens, and we have been here a long time.

Ellen Grace Olinger – April 10, 2017