Garden Journal: Found Art

Leaf and raindrops on kayak – August 2016

Leaves on blue tarp for Karl’s trailer – November 2016

Photos are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Favorite Short Poems – 2

new growth
on evergreens
dinner with old friends

Summer 2010

late September
and time with old friends
afternoon sun
shines on leaves
turning gold


These two poems were written for friends from Northern Illinois University and Northeastern Illinois University – we stay in touch and I am grateful.

Ellen Grace Olinger

tiny leaves

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

Ellen Grace Olinger