Seedlings and Trees – Green and Ice

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“Crackle Apple” – Whitney Avenue/Hamnett Way – Wilkinsburg, PA – This photo has a companion – Blueberry Ice – Didn’t exactly make this cut… Maybe I’ll use it in another ice poem…

A child is a seedling…
A grown up is a tree…
Somewhere in the middle…
Is just little old me…

Sitting here in the snow…
Thinking with my fragile soul…
Considering all the little shit…
That combines to make me whole…

Don’t sweat the small stuff…
Walk softly and carry a big stick…
When given your own choice…
Always build with bricks…

Brick stands the test of time…
Icy snows and gusty flows…
Be the structure standing tall…
When the cold wind blows…

Be the mighty wind…
Be the mighty tree…
Sometimes you just have to be…
Whatever sets you free…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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“Green on Ice” – Hamnett Way – Wilkinsburg, PA – I don’t normally get excited at the sight of grass… Against the white of the snow… And the grey of the sky… It was electric to my eyes…

Today… I was brought to my knees at the sight of the color green… I spent my day shoveling out apartments… Towards the end of the day I ran off a sidewalk and into the grass… Now you have to understand… I was 6 hours into one of the nastiest days I have ever experienced… I was drenched… Freezing… And standing in slush… Surrounded in fog under a nasty gray sky… Then I saw green… Then I saw spring… I dropped to my knees… Pulled out my camera… And snapped this photo… I just had to share it… This photo spawned this entire post…

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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Falling on the Dreams of Whitney Avenue

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“Hanging in There” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – First accumulating snow of 2013…

The evening snow is a deep hue of blue…
Falling on the houses of Whitney Avenue…
Falling on my hands and falling on my head…
Falling on the dreams of those still in bed…

Underneath the snow the spring bulbs grow…
When the flakes melt the magic will flow…
Magic that falls from the heavens above…
Snow covered setting among the rising love…

Silent night among the cold white sights…
Shadows of blue among orange highlights…
Winter snowflakes flutter around…
Settle like seeds without making a sound…

Seeds spread out across frozen land…
Waiting for spring till they grow up grand…
Growing up tall for the whole world to see…
A healthy garden is one that grows me…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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