Category: Summer

nothing could be

My poem is from May 2013.

nothing could be
more beautiful
than the trees
and their new leaves
beginning
except for when
they are in full
summer green
and then turn
their autumn colors
and then are their
wise winter selves
waiting for spring
again

Ellen Grace Olinger

late afternoon

late afternoon
on a warm fall day
people of all ages
at the market
time for supper

Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly – Oostburg, Wisconsin

We bought these flowers at Mentink’s Market in July.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem and Photos

early Fall
some beginnings
of new colors

and yet with
the dead ash trees
away from the roads

it looks like a later time
other years when
some leaves
have fallen

corn growing tall
in some fields
and the next field
fallow this year

times of rest
and then new beginnings

With thanks to all who did so much tree work this year, from yards to keeping power lines clear.

Karl took this photo in July, of the begonia and ash tree stump. The front yard had a new look this year.

The hosta flowers were especially beautiful this year.

Photos by Karl – July 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

Wisconsin seasons

Wisconsin seasons
each with their own
character and beauty
how I love the seasons

The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 29, 2019
Photo by Karl

mandevilla flower

mandevilla flower
in a small vase
late August

By the time the weather is summer-warm here, by Lake Michigan, plants are on sale. We bought the mandevilla plant at The Home Depot in Kohler, Wisconsin. New for me this year.

Photos by Karl – July 2019