Tag: Birds

Signs of Spring

the trail looks the same today

brown colors of early Spring
some snow and there may
be more in our Wisconsin April

yet the sounds tell more of the story

bird songs again
and now
for the first time this year

we hear frogs sing
from ponds in fields

the trail is more alive today

Photos by Karl
April 6, 2019

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

an early haiku

birds perch
in sheltering branches –
a grain of mustard seed

Inspired by Matthew 13: 31–32

Published by Time Of Singing, 1995

Ellen Grace Olinger

Short Poems

spruce

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road
the miracles of
everyday life

(November 2012)

the years
that were so hard
and yet
they gave me
my stories

*

cold
Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

*

grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

(November 2013)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Christmas_bird

Images: wpclipart

Eagle’s Nest

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Tamarack Circle Nature Trail
Mauthe Lake
Northern Kettle Moraine
July 15, 2018
Photo by Karl

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Edited photo