Tag: Seasons and Years

garden journal

There is always something beautiful to see in the garden. Snow on the forsythia, perhaps cardinals by the autumn pumpkins, and snow on the roof of the old garage today. We bought carrots for the rabbit who has claimed our yard too. Then when the yard is covered with snow, the rabbit does not turn to the cotoneaster for food. We discovered this simple idea a few years ago, and so far so good.


carrots, cabbage
spinach, radishes
and faded flower bouquets
food on the snow
for a rabbit

colors in the garden – January 29, 2016

The Midwest

I have written about always living in the Midwest. Yet places vary, cities and towns. There have been many adjustments and “new learning curves” over decades. I am grateful.

These are a few poems from my archives.

no longer
a stranger
the joy of being able
to share long stories
of this area

home from Sheboygan
grateful for the same roads
this long

five roads
from this corner
now I know
my way home
on them all

Haiku Lesson Note:

Our Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 5 – 6 at The Haiku Foundation features haiku from the Midwest. The Goal for this plan is “To show beginning comprehension of haiku by a variety of poets; along with beginning to discover haiku history through examples of poems.”

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin – July 6, 2019
Photo by Karl