Tag: Nature Poetry

November Is Near

before dawn
I see the first
snowfall of the year

cotoneaster leaves
and pumpkins near
porch lights

forsythia near
the garage light

and now I see evergreen
branches with snow

and again I know
November is near

and I welcome
November

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74:16-17 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Seasons

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Ellen Grace Olinger

we drove North

we drove North
to see fall colors

along the way
snow fell and
lightly covered

fields of soybeans,
corn, and other crops

and the wind
painted one side
of tall trees
with the snow

My poem is from my post for October 20, 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Image: wpclipart

Poem and Photos

early Fall
some beginnings
of new colors

and yet with
the dead ash trees
away from the roads

it looks like a later time
other years when
some leaves
have fallen

corn growing tall
in some fields
and the next field
fallow this year

times of rest
and then new beginnings

With thanks to all who did so much tree work this year, from yards to keeping power lines clear.

Karl took this photo in July, of the begonia and ash tree stump. The front yard had a new look this year.

The hosta flowers were especially beautiful this year.

Photos by Karl – July 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

raindrops

raindrops
on hosta plants

so beautiful
with and without
flowers

their leaves
in the sun

Ellen Grace Olinger