October Turns

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

Ellen Grace Olinger

November Wisconsin Countryside

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November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now.
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally.

Ellen Grace Olinger

SMILE (Fall/Winter 2008-2009)

This is a favorite old poem, my Thanksgiving poem.  The photo is from the yard.

Wisconsin Autumn

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From Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Garden Art

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Found Art – Brown tarp on Karl’s trailer

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Forsythia

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Hosta

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Fall Colors – Ash Tree

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Fall Colors by Lake Michigan

Ellen Grace Olinger
2017

Contrasts

cold winds in predawn hours
gentle music and a cup of coffee
stir-fried vegetables in olive oil

Autumn so swift this year
time now for a long project or two
let the days grow short, read and rest

clouds hover over small space for sun
wear a bright sweater, look at the gold leaves
store it all for a winter of faith

October 11, 2012 – Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

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