Category: Trees

September Beauty

There are a few more gold leaves on our birch tree. A few poems from my September archives:

stars in the night
and colors
of garden mums
in the rain . . .
new poems begin

September 21, 2018

golden sun
on gold leaves
unconditional love

seagulls
down the beach
silver in the sky

September 24, 2012

twenty years
and more
since I came here
soybean fields
now gold

September 25, 2013

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Sheboygan County
Kohler-Andrae State Park
September 8, 2018
Photos by Karl

Note today: I see there is an updated website for
Kohler-Andrae Wisconsin State Park System.

early September

early September
old trees in the sun
and blue sky

hard years show
and then new growth
old trees in the sun

Karl pruned bushes and trees this year. There are also many dead and dying ash trees in our area – so it looks like some trees in the landscape have already lost their leaves. The power companies keep the lines clear. We watch to make sure trees are attended before a storm can cause damage. One year, a tree fell on our garage roof. Good tree services in the area.

Karl is an engineer and has done some good deeds for COVID-19 needs. He helped with the technology for virtual visits at nursing homes.

The branches outside my study window inspire with how an evergreen branch can show a hard season, and then new growth in a new month’s sun. Resilience.

Yesterday, we bought groceries. All of us wearing our face masks and practicing social distance. A peaceful atmosphere, and grateful. We wash our hands as soon as we return home. Then lunch and laundry. Books, music, blogs. Thank you.

there are poems

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise

and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen

and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree

there are always poems

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reading a poem

reading a poem
or two from a new book *
and the sky, wind,
and trees in the yard
almost September

by Ellen Grace Olinger

* The Generosity: Poems by Luci Shaw (2020, Paraclete Press)

Luci Shaw has published two books with Paraclete Press.

Images for today’s post: wpclipart

short poems

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing

new day
in my older life
sun on evergreens

new day begins
ribbon bookmarks
from beloved books
rest on the wood shelf

reminding me
to love each day
one gold leaf
on the birch tree

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.