The Flora of the Urban Jungle – Spring Color

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So… I’m going away this weekend… Heading into God’s country… Planning on doing a little camping… Fishing… Hiking… And the part I am really looking forward too… Photographing Spring wildflowers… While I prepare to bring you another gallery… I wanted to make sure I did not leave without sharing something beautiful… You know… To last […]

Breaking Through – Outside My Window

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“Breaking Through” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

Posted on the Vernal Equinox – 3/20/2014 at 12:57 PM EST….

Snow is falling on my dreams of spring…
Falling on the tips of my green tulips…
Falling on daffodils and hyacinth breeze…
Hiding under the leaves from the naked trees…

Spring is right around this next corner…
The fresh scent is rising through the air…
Like my bulbs growing under the leaves…
In the blue sky and under brown trees…

Right outside my broken window…
Frozen tears fall from the winter sky…
Spring will soon flow from the melting snow…
Slowly flowing to the seeds I sow…

Spring winds right outside my old door…
Whistling past my open window…
Blowing away the grey winter leaves….
Making way for the mighty trees…

Making way for my gardens in green…
Making way for you and me…
To turn this landscape of brown and grey…
Into a magnificent flower-filled display…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Among the Wood Hyacinth

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“Among The Wood Hyacinth” – © chriscondello 2013 – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – In the backyard of a one hundred year old house is a massive patch of naturalized wood hyacinth… Pink… Purple… Blue… And white flowers form a floating carpet of color…

Laying among the wood hyacinth…
Scattered among the leaves…
Enjoying the scattered rain showers…
Blown in the lilac breeze…

Cherry blossoms fall like snowfall…
And apple blossoms drop in the rain…
While sitting in the sunshine…
My metaphysical gain…

Steady rain will soon arrive…
To conquer the tulip petals…
Dandelion floaters flutter and fly…
But soon they’ll gently settle…

In the back of my mind…
The rules break and bend…
Plan for the springtime…
The season never ends…

The seasons all about beginnings…
Breaking new ground…
In the city I am lost…
In the garden I am found…

And the forest is my heaven…
My temple of praise…
A place to write poems…
A place to smoke haze…

And drink my cup of coffee…
With my birds and bees…
The only time that I feel right…
Is hanging out with the trees…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Coffee and Tulips

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There’s not many things in the world that say “bad ass” like a tulip garden… Every year I watch the ground in anticipation… Waiting for the little green pencils to poke through the soil… First the snowdrops, crocus and squills… Then the daffodils… Now the tulips… Damn it feels good to be a gardener… Tulips […]

One Cloudy Week in April – My Garden

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The past week has not really been one of creation for me… Given the sudden loss of a very close friend it has been more of a week of observation and reflection… This post is simply a gallery of the places I stopped to reflect… I broke the week up into two posts… Natures creations […]