Gray Skies and Green

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“Sneak Peak” – Hamnett Way – Wilkinsburg, PA – Minimalist Maple leaf in Food Coloring – A sneak peak of a series I am working on…

Gray skies lead to green…
Grass growing under my feet…
Sunshine on my mind…

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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Sunshine Through the Fading Fall

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“Sunshine Through the Fading Fall” – East End Busway – Wilkinsburg, PA

Leaves slowly fading…
Dancing in the gentle breeze…
Fall is shining through…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Rainy Day Memories

"Cold Blue" - © chriscondello 2013 - Wilkinsburg,PA

“Cold Blue” – © chriscondello 2013 – Wilkinsburg,PA

May eleventh… Two thousand thirteen…
Cold rainy day in the month of may…
But the birds still sing…
And the ground is green…
Tomorrow this rain will be but a dream…

A memory… A memory from the month of may…

Suddenly it seams… Someone forgot to tell the trees…
The rain has already passed…
Maybe my dreams… Coupled with sunshine beams…
Will take these clouds away…

And send them to someone who needs them…

I have had more than enough…
I’ve run out of places to put it…
My rain barrel doth flow…
My plants got enough to grow…
My basement is the last place…
The water tends to go…

Then right on down that drain…
Eventually to my favorite park…
If we get much more of this…
I’ll need Noah’s fucking ark…

To float on down the highway…
Beer in one hand… And the other a hoe…
Tossing seeds out the window…
Then watching them grow…

Right on up to heaven… That garden in the sky…
I’m sure when you read this… You’ll think I was high…

I prefer lifted… Or vertically gifted…
I’m sorry but my mind seems to have drifted…

For now…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Sunshine And Rainbows

The first drops of life roll out of the sky… A sign of things to come… Cold fronts coming from the west… But the clouds are from the south… Puffy and cumulus… Probably full of rain… Coming to wash the earth… Of the filth and pain…

Winter weather often lacks moisture… Because the forest lacks leaves… powerful cold fronts crawl across the country… And tap into the gulf of mexico… Warm moist air is pulled up the east coast… Mixing with the cold… And we have snow…

Sometimes this front originates in the south… Starts off as heavy tropical rains… Eventually the storm will break free of the tropics… And rush up the coast… When the warm gulf air meets the icy grip of the north… We have snow… We have a nor’easter…

Tracking is everything… And computers make observation easy… When you know bad weather is coming… Go out and observe… Observe the trees… Observe the animals… Observe the energy… It’s all around you… You just have to learn how to see… The weatherman has taken all of the guesswork out of the equation… We now know when it is going to storm… Now take that computer information and relate it to real life… Fill in the natural blanks… Learn how to read natures map…

Distant rain has a smell… Wind often pushes that smell out in front of the storm… One of the first signs of things to come… Something I always notice… Something you should too… Because it’s not always sunshine and rainbows… When it rains it pours… But nature always informs those who listen…

Learn that a rainbow doesn’t always signify the end of the storm… It can also signify the start… Not every storm is destructive… Not all destruction is bad… It’s possible that destruction… Can create beauty and life…

the rainbows over me, but it never lands on me – chriscondello

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