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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Underneath the Snow

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“Snow Showers” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

Underneath the snow lies cold and frozen ground… Soon the robins will sing their early spring song… The tulips will stretch with the crocus blossoms… The sun will cry tears through the cloudy bottom… Because… Spring is almost here… Pleasant weather is near… Prepare our gardens for a bountiful year… Life’s daily delivery in the morning dew… If you grow your own you essentially grow you… The dew in your garden is the dew in mine… When my garden is healthy you’ll know I am fine… You’ll know that I am whole… When I’m working on my garden I’m working on my soul… The water you put on your garden… Is my future rain… To share your seeds… Is to share your gain… To plant a tree… Is to share the air… To plant a garden… Is to show you care…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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"Late Bloomer Against the Blue" - December 2013 - Jeanette Street - Wilkinsburg, PA

“Dandelion Against December Blue” – December 2013 – Jeanette Street – Wilkinsburg, PA

A little bit of seed and a whole lotta love…
Blessings of rain from the heavens above…
Gray sky suddenly gives way to the blue…
Enjoying a moment in this garden with you…
Yellow flowers grace an expanse of green…
Dandelion sunshine fills the gaps between…
Sunlight and water on soil and grass…
Always remember this rain will pass…

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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Ashes to Ashes – In God I Trust

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“Ashes to Ashes” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Summer 2013

Set out across the winter landscape…
Among the skeletons of sleeping trees…
Gracefully striding in leaps and bounds…
Silent night among the sleepy sounds…

Steady mind for the journey ahead…
Better things to do than lay in bed…
The evening shadows creep and crawl…
Occasional bursts of white snowfall…

Grace the path to promised lands…
Take a breath and raise your hands…
Heaven is the land in front of our eyes…
Expect the unexpected occasional surprise…

To creep on up when you think your down…
Raindrop flood and we eventually drown…
These same drops make my garden grow…
Combine with sun to get a full rainbow…

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“Dust to Dust” – Tennis Way – Wilkinsburg, PA – Fall 2013

Another week back to the steady grind…
Take a day off and see what you find…
Works not meant to consume our life…
Shouldn’t be the object of constant strife…

The days get shorter than the night is long…
A lack of birds means a lack of song…
Too many clothes to feel the cold air…
Not enough sunlight to really even care…

Waiting for spring so my gardens grow…
Flowers bloom and sunshine flows…
With our hands we draw and render…
Garden dreams and paradise splendor…

Heaven is a garden on physical land…
Sown in our minds but created by hand…
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust…
God and nature are the only things I trust…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Garden Prayer #3 – My Guide

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“Fall Fire” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA

Inside my garden paradise…
Serene dreams… Moon beams…
The sweet essence of datura…
Orange glow of the fire…

City sounds… Cars and crickets…
Sweet clematis like a thicket…
Street light fire sets the stage…
Pale green glowing garden sage…

Grape vines sway by fire light…
Sky is ultraviolet bright…
Gold leaves fall and red sparks fly…
Soon the stars will grace the sky…

As the sky shifts from blue to black…
The breeze is on my chilly back…
Smoke rises by the glow of fire…
A garden is the only thing I require…

A garden… And obviously you…
By the fire with this urban view…
Steady the soul with you by my side…
My guide…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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