A Little Help from my Friends – Contrast

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I had planned to spend more time on this post… But given that it is Spring… I have to go to work… Thank you for all of the supportive comments on the last post… But keeping with my statement that I will not be posting or answering comments… I hope everyone understands that I appreciate […]

A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 77 – Spring Beauty


“Claytonia caroliniana” – Spring 2013 – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA

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…

Claytonia… Better known by its common name “Spring Beauty”…One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring… It is a very small plant growing to around 5” tall… Typically when you find one you will find a thousand more growing close…

My package should be arriving today… I am so excited I can barely type… Concentration eludes me… I had planned to do another plant today… But I had to give up… I just can’t stop watching the window for the mailman…

Why fight it…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_beauty

These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source (where applicable) is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

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Searching For Color


“Selfy” – Sculpture – © chriscondello 2013 – Created on 4/7/2013, and destroyed on 4/7/2013 – Frick Park,PA – As soon as I saw this log, I knew I needed a big stone… My natural self-portrait…

Today, I spent four hours hiking around Frick Park looking for wildflowers. Although the flora was few and far between, I managed to find inspiration in all kinds of places. I plan on taking weekly wildflower/art walks in Frick Park for the rest of the season, my goal is to photograph and identify all the native flowers of Frick Park…

For info on Frick Park click this link – http://pittsburghparks.org/frick

I have a goal of photographing a few native orchids this spring, I will need advice on places to look for them. If you can offer some tips, please email me… Do not post location info in my comments… Please email them ONLY…


“Burnt Sienna” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – A boy and his father were walking in front of me today, the boy slipped and fell on his ass leaving a red scar. I noticed the red color from a distance, like the ground was bleeding…


“Spring Beauty” – Claytonia virginica – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – Color was scarce as the flora has yet to spring forward, but I found this gem hiding on a steep slope.


“Cornelian Cherry” – Cornus mas – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – I was rather excited to see some life on a tree, not sure what kind of insect that is but I am guessing that it is a beneficial.


“Complimentary Colors” – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – This was a lone mound of moss situated at the top of a trail.


“Stoned” – Sculpture – © chriscondello 2013 – Created 4/7/2013 – Frick Park, PA – The tree rings are what initially attracted me to this log, and the hole looked like a bullet hole. I sat down to take a break and noticed one round rock in a sea of sharp ones, this stone needed to be featured.


“Toadshade” – Trillium sessile – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – Just a few days early, I will be back for the flowers.


“Stuffed and Stacked” – Sculpture – Created 4/7/2013 – © chriscondello 2013 – Frick Park, PA – As I climbed to the top of a ridge to look for fossil bearing limestone, I stopped about half way up to catch my breath. In front of me was this tree and a few rocks, this was the result…

peace – chriscondello

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