Category: Garden Journal

Gardens and Gratitude

grateful today
for perennials
that grow and bloom
through so many
different years

the wildflowers
we did not plant
yet found a place here

the formal gardens
we see in the area
and their serene beauty
what work there must be
to offer this view
as we drive by on our way
home

warm August morning

warm August morning
orange lilies bloomed
and now rest – hosta too
today a red cardinal
visits the birch tree
in a garden with
red geranium flowers

These are a few of my haiku with birds, over the seasons and years.

birds in the painting
from the thrift store
forever in flight

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

time for lunch
cardinals by a pumpkin
in the garden

near the garage
on a cold March day
bird songs

raindrops
robin in a daylily
garden

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Wisconsin Photos

Country roads, wildflowers, and corn fields – we reflect upon places we visit in our area. And always good to enjoy our gardens.

Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
September 8, 2018
Photo by Karl

Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
September 8, 2019
Photo by Karl

Garden Journal
August 8, 2018
Photo by Karl

Garden Journal
September 2, 2020
Photo by Karl

August garden

a few daylilies
and hosta flowers
plants begin
to rest

red geranium
blooms in the garden
and still grows

This is the geranium we bought from Windmill Gardens in Cedar Grove; small red geranium is our post from May 13, 2021. I looked at their Facebook page and they are “Closed for the Season.” We enjoy the small businesses in our area, along with the large stores. Grateful for all.

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daylilies begin

daylilies begin
to bloom in sun
all the years
they grow, flower,
wait through winter
and return again

Karl has taken great care with the hosta and lilies through the years. They grow close to our old house. We keep the path to the back door clear, which means a few bouquets for the house. We have a well, and do not water the gardens. What is there grows well.

Ellen Grace Olinger – 2015