Memory Sparked – Memory Revealed

Have you ever been reminded of something that you just couldn’t put your finger on? I was trying to photograph an approaching storm the other day, but I was constantly interrupted by blue and red busses flying passed my head… When I came home to check out my photographs… I immediately remembered what it was […]

Garden Prayer #5 – Spring Awakens

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“Cuckooflower” – Hamnett Way – Wilkinsburg, PA – My girlfriend likes this photo because it reminds her of the movie “Fern Gully”… I like it because it captures the early spring sunshine perfectly…

Early spring sprinkles flying…
Sunshine liven Robins crying…
The Earths eyes slowly awaken…
Showing scars from frost forsaken…

April dreams have finally arrived…
Winter starved and snow deprived…
Early season beauty present…
Cool breeze sunshine pleasant…

Sweet alyssum under the sun…
hands buried we become one…
Eyes glued the baby blue sky…
Heart ascends to heavens high…

Sunshine turns to pouring rain…
A morning lost is natures gain…
Green is a requirement of grey…
Spring is but a sprinkle away…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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My God

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“Grin” – Hamnett Place Park and Ride – Wilkinsburg, PA – This computer is on the fast track to taking a big ol’ shit in the bed… I’m working on the funds to replace and upgrade… Please bear with me as I whore myself out like a cheap prostitute to make this happen… Should only be a couple weeks…

 

Three abandoned houses lined up in a row…
Oh how the mighty have fallen…
Nothing we create is infinite…
Everything we destroy is wasted…
We are all wasted… We are all crops…
We grow in a field sprayed by Monsanto cops…
We are all GMO’s…

Government Modified People…

We work in labor camps for the better part of 60 years…

They tell us to have babies… Why?.. More money…
Tell us to work hard… Why?.. More money…
Tell you and I we need to serve our country… Why?.. We don’t…
We are all children of this earth…
We are born of it… And we will die back into it…
Jesus.. God… The Earth… Or just little old me?..
Is God even something we were meant to see?..

For me… I have had way too many of those… Moments…
Moments when I know I’m not alone…
Moments when I need to talk… But no ones on the phone…
Moments when I am ready to give up… Throw in the towel…
Step out of bounds instead of put up with the foul…

There has to be someone… Something divine…
Maybe its the sun through the cloudy spring shine…

Either way… I choose to believe… And I believe in my own thing…

My God is not necessarily a guy…
My God is not afraid to tell a lie…
My God would never turn his back…
My God would always have my back…
My God would kick the shit out of your God…
The Living shit I tell you…

I’m not sure how I can emphasize this any more

“MY GOD WOULD KICK THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF YOUR GOD!”

Why?.. Because there is room in this world for more than one God…
There is room on this planet for more than one opinion…

Any religion that claims to be the one… Is not the one for me…
Most religions won’t let you be what you want to be…
I am of the earth… And someday… I hope to return…
But not in a coffin… Not cased in cement…
To me… That is hell… That is not what was intended…
We were meant to return to the soil…
Ashes to ashes… Dust to dust…
We are all little pieces of planet Earths crust…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Free Yourself – Free Your Mind

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“Cold Moon” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – This photo was taken around the same time I wrote this poem…

Today…I.rebel.against.the.spacebar…
Screw.that.key…
Sitting.there.all.big…
Hogging.up.the.center.of.the.keyboard…
Thinking.its.all.special…
Talking.shit….Taking.up.space…
Saying…I.am.the.most.important.key.of.them.all…
Without.me.there.would.be.no.space…
There.would.be.no.difference…
There.would.be.no.silence…

Without.space.there.would.be.no.trees…
Not.you.not.me.or.a.place.to.flee…
Every.bird.needs.a.place.to.hide…
Every.lion.needs.its.pride…
Even.the.richest.men…
Sometimes.need.a.guide…

We.all.require.a.little.guidance…
My.guidance.is.to.create.space…

FREE YOURSELF! FREE YOUR MIND!

Create spaces here… Create spaces there…
I really don’t give a damn create space everywhere…
Pull yourself out of your daily routine…
Live life through expression… Live life free…
Live life like your not the only asshole… You forgot about me….

Honestly… You can forget about me…
Forget about the oceans… Forget about the trees…
Focus on you…

What do you want to do?..
Sit among the bees?.. Plant a few trees?..
There is no wrong answer… Just as long as the focus is you…

As long as you focus…

plant.petunias.and.question.everything.-.chriscondello

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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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Garden Prayer #4 – Always Seek the Beautiful

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“Floating in Blue” – April 2013 – Wilkinsburg, PA – Dandelions floating in a dyed puddle…

Little bird sitting on a naked branch… Winter feathers puffed up and proud… Working for the right to live… Singing for the seeds I give… Singing for the sheltered trees… Crying in the frigid breeze…

Awake before the rising sun… Early risers we are one… Light the candle see your eyes… In the glow our spirits fly… Evening energy differs from day… Mornings we work and evenings we play…

Always seek the beautiful… Always take the scenic route… Take the path to stellar dreams… Believe in Jack and magic beans… Have faith in your hands and you will find… Nature cooperates with piece of mind…

Plants bloom and water flows… Birds sing and vegetables grow… A healthy garden grows a healthy you… Thinking like this will change your view…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

I wanted to take a second and mention that I am in the process of writing a book… As of right now the title is “A Green Thumbed Vagabond”… But knowing me… That is subject to change… Any way… I’ll keep everyone updated as the project progresses…

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