A Plant A Day Till Spring – First Day of Spring – Snowdrops


“First Flower – First Photo” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – So here it is… The first Snowdrop I found blooming this year… In fact… This is the first flower of 2013… At least in my neck of the woods… This is also the first flower photograph with my new camera…
I took a bunch of photographs of this patch of Snowdrops… But none of them compared to the first shot… None of the other shots could touch the way I feel about this single photograph…

A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Today is the first day of spring!

There’s something about the warmth of the spring sun… Coupled with the chill of the fleeting winter winds… To me… This is the first sign of spring… This is the first sign of life…

Spring calls to me… Another cold snap away… Yet… She is right beneath my feet… Right before my eyes… The sun emanates… Spiritual solar display… Warm radiating glow… Melting snow flows…

The spring sun shines on my face… Cold winter winds on my back… Searching for color… Searching… Searching for signs of another season… Another reason…

Another reason to get out of bed… A reason to rationalize why I’m not dead… When we have nothing… We have everything… When we have everything… We have nothing…

Essentially… None of this matters… Who cares what we can buy… It’s all garbage… It’s all fake… What really matters is what you can make…

Or what makes you…

Are you nothing more than a cause?.. Or are you the effect?.. Are you the building blocks that they use to erect?..

I personally… I am the builder… I can tear them down… And I can build them up… Give me a vineyard and I’ll put wine in your cup… I’ll put life in your cup…

I have come across another spring… Another day… Another moment on this earth… Another heartbeat… With you…

Today we celebrate… Celebrate the sun… Celebrate the land… Celebrate life… Celebrate the simple little fact that today… We as gardeners get another shot… Another opportunity to sculpt life… Another opportunity to turn our garden dreams into reality…

It all starts today… March 20… 12:57 PM Today… We all have something in common… Today… We all dream of gardens… We all dream of spring…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

This is the end of the series… From this point forward I will return to my regular random format… A big thank you to everyone who has been following along throughout the winter… Without your regular comments I never could have finished this series… So thank you…

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13 thoughts on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – First Day of Spring – Snowdrops

  1. Aggie says:

    Nice poem. I wish I could say it better.


  2. Cathy says:

    This has been such a fantastic series of posts that I have looked forward to all through the grey days of winter. I know that feeling so well of seeing the first bloom after searching everywhere for a sign of life. Thank you and Happy Spring!


  3. Without my PC for a couple of days and I have trouble navigating on my wife’s laptop. Today’s post is awesome, it has been bookmarked and I will share with the world as soon as I can.
    Love, hugs and blessings…ME and the Boss


  4. lelahb39 says:

    congrats on your new camera. Your photography is still amazing. Great words of Spring! tap in!


  5. I’m a bit heartfull! This journey was epic.


  6. Tony Condello says:

    You finished. That was a great series.
    It takes discipline.


  7. djmasturbeat says:

    congrats on finishing the series, I know how hard it can be to keep to things like a blog (I have many that I barely use).
    thanks for the uplifting words, we all need these things said to remind us what is important in life: friends, family, loved ones, the land and soil, the air and water, the earth and its beauty, and the things we can make and build for art and beauty, not these false trappings of store-bought junk which serve no purpose and are made more cheaply with every decade, embargo and year and backroom deal .


  8. emilycrofton says:

    We made it through winter to the first day of spring! Congratulations on completing your lovely series and have a great spring x


  9. I’ve enjoyed the series and learned a lot. Thanks very much. BTW, I must have missed the post about your new camera. The image is very sharp. What kind of camera did you get?


  10. kathyequinn says:

    Thanks Chris for your great pictures and essays… I’ve enjoyed it. Then yesterday I was walking the woodland path below my house and I saw some little white flowers… I was excited! These must be snowdrops that Chris was writing about and Yes they are! Maybe I can take a picture today.


  11. I really like your poem. It really captured the feelings I feel this time of year. Well done. Happy spring!


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