Tag: Spring Notes 2021


The Walmart tag says the plant was grown by NMG in Grand Rapids, MI. I found the site: NMG. “Neal Mast Greenhouses”

On Saturday, I went to Walmart with Karl. We put our face masks on in the car/parking lot, and the plants outside caught my attention right away. Greeters sit near the door and hand sanitizer. Clean, room to shop, and a good atmosphere.

This is the first time I used the camera in awhile. Good to practice again.

April 6, 2021
Ellen Grace Olinger

Spring notes

plants for sale outside
near the doors at Walmart
fragrance of hyacinths

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – April 3, 2021

Sunday drive
new construction
in the area

Easter afternoon
snowdrops still bloom
in the sun

home and a concert
from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
new for me

There are so many programs that I did not see before at Milwaukee PBS. Now is a good time. We attended concerts in person years ago. I read and write most days, and then watch a program. Home and garden shows, history and literature – often to simply hear a wider vocabulary than what I read often, and learn more about history and creative work in general. Perhaps some ideas for another time; for example sewing again.

Today I began

Today I began looking at books from my mother, that came to this house years ago. I have seen how artists use old books for collages. I was wondering what to do with them. And I am grateful that I waited. I see her name and her handwriting before she and my father married, and then when they were young, and before I was born.

I guess I am ready now.

early morning
and wondering
how best to work
Karl calls to me –
first robin in the yard