Tag: Trees

falling leaves


The blue tarp on Karl’s trailer serves as a background for this natural arrangement.


Our Christmas tree from Home Depot is still happy outside.  We pruned old branches this summer.  We did not plant it in the ground, because the tree is from the South and our winters would be too cold.


The birch tree is near the cotoneaster.

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 6, 2016

Christmas Day


These poems are from my archives.   So much of my life is written here now.  Blessings, Ellen

like leaves
on the winter tree
birds on every branch

Karl and I composed this poem last year.


holiday lights
on the mantle
moments of grace


winter storm
evergreen branches
bow to the ground


Christmas carnations
in the vase
that used to hold
fresh flowers for Mom

each in turn
to bless us


reading old letters
reflections of Christmas lights
on the water


winter landscape
old weathered barns
with one evergreen wreath


another year
gone round
and turning to the next
holiday lights on the windmill
in Cedar Grove

… I will hope continually
and will yet praise thee
more and more.
Psalm 71: 14 (KJV)


The pictures are courtesy of Reusable Art.

garden rain


The birch tree is near the back door, so I was only taking photos in the rain for a few minutes.


My pumpkin photos are popular!  So I shall continue.

Ellen Grace Olinger
garden journal
December 23, 2015