Tag: Perennials

poems and photo

There is a lightness to the wind today. The evergreens picture joy.

birch tree branches
are simply themselves

no snow
frozen raindrops
from Sunday gone

soon the beginnings
of new green leaves

Poem from my archives:

in the backyard
birds back
and singing
never too old
to find this new

Photo of daffodils from April 2016:

Ellen Grace Olinger

a look at the gardens

raindrops on the windows
after the rain and some wind

reading, and I want to see
the gardens, as I did not stay
in touch with them as well
this year

though the perennials –
so reliable – were
as beautiful as ever

now is a good time
to begin again
with a closer look
from the windows

beautiful brown colors
of December and
some green remains

no work in the yard
needed today

a time of rest and
so much to look forward
to as the seasons continue

one moment at a time

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
July 2018

Photo Galleries

This gallery includes new photos by Karl and some of his photos from our visits to community paths.  I also added a few of my photos of the peonies.  Karl took the photos for the blog when we began in December 2009.  I began with photography in 2015.  These photos are all from this year, though I enjoy creating new posts from the best (or most interesting ) in our archives (poems and photos).

Playing with gallery arrangements, I see how the colors of milkweed plants from the path and peonies from the yard work together.

And the many forms of beauty . . . hope to visit the same places through the seasons.

Ellen Grace Olinger