Tag: 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

Lily Photos

One year, we bought an Easter Lily that had lived in a store for awhile. The shape showed how it reached for light. A nice memory, to bring the plant home, and watch it bloom.

April 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

early Spring

early Spring
in the yard
near the house
daylilies begin

to grow

And in the summer, we will need to clear the path to the door, and so will have daylilies in the house too.

July 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems, Photos, Work on the New Large Print Book

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

Cotoneaster shadows on the wood path – May 8, 2017

Hosta – August 8, 2018
Photo by Karl

The perennials are beautiful as they grow, flower, and change through the months and seasons.

The last rose of the year – September 17, 2016
Photo by Karl

Begonias in a thrift store vase – August 31, 2017

It is interesting, as we create a second large print book, the same poems seem to go well with a blog post, an email, and/or reflections in general. There is no hurry with this project. I am beginning to memorize the poems for the book. Then I will know the sequence. I like to be able to think about the work as I work in the kitchen, for example, and soon – the yard.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

knowing
they cannot stay
but will return
lilacs

Our first large print chapbook is Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photos

Yesterday, I was sitting at the kitchen table and admired the light on the snow near the cotoneasters.

This photo is from March 2017:

These photos are from April 2017:

And this photo is from May 2017:

Ellen Grace Olinger