The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Elemental

Elemental – We have short summers and long winters in Oostburg, Wisconsin USA.

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Daylilies – 2017

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Daylilies 2017

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

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Flowers from a store in winter are a gift.

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Winter – 2017

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

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Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

 

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warm August night

warm August night
light fading –
already?

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Published in Time Of Singing (1996).

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days grow shorter

days grow shorter
gentle turning
of windmills

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Butterfly on Nodding Thistle: “Photo by Paul Sherman of wpclipart dedicated to the Public Domain.”

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Windmill in Holland – by Monet

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Windmill in Holland – Monet is courtesy of wpclipart.

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Monday

Monday
and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

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by Ellen Grace Olinger

Published by WestWard Quarterly
Fall 2016

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Haiku Lessons For Grades 1 – 2

These lesson plans are available from The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 1 – 2

Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 1 – 2

Haiku Writing Plan for Grades 1 – 2

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Autumn In The Air

Autumn in the air

young people

open doors for me

at the library

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Poem and photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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