The WordPress Photo Challenge this week is Symbol.  Trees are an important symbol for me.  They picture stability, shelter, and new growth.  I love the hosta too. These photos are from Spring 2015.

I also created a post for this challenge on Poems From Psalms And Nature.  I’m enjoying the WordPress challenges and prompts; and I am reading blogs that are new for me, along with the many excellent blogs I’ve been reading for some time.

Thank you.

Here are a few of my poems about trees.  I’ve been watching the same trees and perennial gardens for over 20 years, and I look forward to taking photos through the seasons with my new garden journal.

reminding me
to love each day
one gold leaf
on the birch tree

golden sun
on gold leaves
unconditional love

flowers and leaves
in light wind
and sun . . .
new beginnings
at any age

weathered fir trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

100_2292100_2477Ellen Grace Olinger