Category: Garden Journal

Bloganuary prompt for January 19, 2022

Write about something mysterious.

M  any
 nspiring
D  ays
W  onderful and
E  ver more
S  ure of my
T  rust in His plan

Acrostic poem for MIDWEST

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

Laker in the Mist – Lake Michigan
January 2012 – Photo by Karl

Snowdrops in the Garden
April 2019 – Photo by Karl

Garden Rose
July 2019 – Photo by Karl

Garden Lilies and Ferns
July 2018 – Photo by Karl

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Winter Basket

As you can see, the basket Karl created with spruce tree branches that were pruned, and decorations from past years, is now outside. The snow today gives the arrangement new life. You can see snow on the wood path Karl built years ago, and gardens where lilies and other plants grow. Our red poinsettia in the house, from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in town, is still beautiful. Our Christmas cactus has many buds and is on the table with the poinsettia. I think we will rename the cactus – February cactus? Karl took the photo this afternoon.

A quiet Saturday. Karl is an engineer and is working on a project. I have been reading for hours today in my study.

study window
snowflakes fall all day
on the gardens

Haiku and Gardens

Poems to follow my post, Bloganuary prompt for January 13, 2022.

blue sky and sun
shadows of spruce tree
on snow-covered yard

raindrops
robin in a daylily
garden

lasting a long time
daffodils planted
in loving memory

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

reading poetry
in the garden
summer school

Photo by Hilal Yalcin on Pexels.com

“one red tulip” was published in A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019, edited by Tanya McDonald.

Ellen Grace Olinger