Seeking Color – Seeking Spring

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“First Color” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – There is something special about finding the first flowers of the season… This particular patch never disappoints… Tucked neatly underneath of a weeping cherry tree…

Brown landscape waiting to spring…
Waiting for the gifts she always brings…
Crocus blossoms in the cold spring rain…
Snowdrops bloom while the children play…

Sunshine signifies the end of winters near…
Heaven is a state of mind… My heaven is here…
Staring at abandoned homes collapsing in the sun…
Dreaming of future homes… Dreaming of fun…

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“Momentary Display” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – Yesterday was near 50 degrees… A few flowers opened into the sunshine… Tonight will be nearing 20F… Most flowers would not survive such a shock… But the Crocus will do just fine… They close when the temperature is low… They can weather the cold just fine…

Sunshine signals the opening spring flowers…
Steady breeze shakes off the early morning showers…
Soon the bees will show up to play…
Another day surrounded in the early spring display…

Spring flowers tend to bow to the south…
Gather the sunshine in their open mouth…
Open their eyes when the sun shines bright…
When the sun sets the flower says goodnight…

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“House Finch” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – So I originally thought this little guy was building its nest in the roof of an abandoned house… That has turned out to not be the case… Its building its nest in the roof of my front porch… I’ll take it…

Spring cleaning… That is my current mental state… Preparing for another season… Gearing up for another project…

I recently moved all of my past photographs into storage… From this point forward I will be focusing on new photographs… Unless of course I need something specific… Otherwise every photo will be from 2014…

I am eliminating the availability of online prints for the time being… When they return they will be produced by me…

As always I am saving for gear that I desperately need… My current needs include a new computer and a macro lens… I always feel weird asking for donations… I already feel like 99% of our lives consists of relentless sales pitches… I don’t want to be one of those sales pitches… But… If you enjoy this blog… Or have learned something from one of my posts and would be interested in tossing a few bucks my way to help me continue this journey… Send me an email at c.condello@hotmail.com – I accept paypal and bitcoin…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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7 thoughts on “Seeking Color – Seeking Spring

  1. SimplySage says:

    Beautiful photos, Chris. For some reason I’m not getting your blog in my reader, so I’m behind on reading your stuff. I missed this one. Lovely poem. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Aggie says:

    Money is really tight here. Some day, I hope!

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    • C.Condello says:

      Aggie – You have something more important to me than money… A working farm… Much of the information I possess has been gleaned from farmers like you…

      The list of Tomato varieties you posted the other day… To me… That list is gold…

      Thank you…

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  3. Yes! You’ve captured it exactly right – in word and image.

    I’ve been taking pictures this week of crocus blossoms that have popped up in the garden this week too – purply-blue ones and white ones.

    I have a strange little bush that had buds on it all fall and winter. A few of them just popped into bloom. Do you think you could you identify it if I posted a picture?

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