by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

May garden notes

Karen’s Whimsy

The birch tree branch, with new leaves, that I wrote a haiku for yesterday, is growing from a larger branch with no leaves. I did not realize this at first. The hosta are growing well around the ash tree stump. The daffodils I planted, in loving memory, are in bloom. Yesterday, when we returned home from an errand, Karl saw the first primrose flowers. They have spread to the lawn. We also let the dandelions grow and bloom. Soon we will see bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. And as one flower ends, another begins.