Category: Trees

two poems: new and old

March sunrise
shadows of trees
on cedar garage

this morning

garage painting (in words)

Yesterday, while working at the kitchen sink, I looked out the window and saw a beautiful image:

some moss on the side of the cedar garage
with a cedar tree nearby
light was shining there
with the shapes of the tree branches
amidst the green

April 4, 2013

Ellen Grace Olinger

Garden Journal

We bought the swag at a grocery store, and Karl added a few more decorations he had saved from other years. So this Holiday Swag is one of a kind! Karl took the photo today. The snow and wind also created beauty for the cedar tree.

New Year 2020

Garden Journal
January 1, 2020

Moon and Sky – about 4 PM
January 6, 2020

Lake Michigan – about 4 PM
January 6, 2020

Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl

morning work

morning work
at the kitchen sink
holiday decoration
from a grocery store
with a red bow
in new sun
on the cedar tree

The “cooking icon” is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Old Poem

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

SMILE
(Fall/Winter 2008 – 09)

SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for many years.

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

November begins

November begins
with blue sky
light grey clouds
and evergreen branches
weighted with snow

sunlight and branches
weighted with snow
November begins