Been a While – Reconfiguration

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  It’s been a while since my last post… A lot has happened… I got married… Bought a house out in the country… Even Started a side business making crafts out of recycled pallets and selling them at craft shows… Life is different now and I can’t wait to share it with you… I am […]

Kicking Down Doors

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“January Ice” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

When one door closes… Kick that mother fucker to the ground…
A mind is a terrible thing to hide behind a crown…
Dreaming minds define… Faded memories and signs…
Heat waves rise to distort the double street lines…

Abandoned houses in waiting against a blood red sky…
An evening of dreams lost when the mourning doves cry…
Under blue skies… Under the dust clouds calling…
Even an evil man cries to God when he’s falling…

Motivation is relative… Reincarnation a daily occurrence…
Hell is the most powerful of the man made deterrents…
Justice is a fallacy… Recovery is a monetary system…
Criminal is what they call it when we attempt to resist them…

Stand tall and prepare to defend the beliefs you find right…
Nothing in the world changes without a peaceful fight…
Heaven is in your mind… The sweet flesh beneath a rind…
We all cry to our own God when life has us in a bind…

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Tonight

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“Accident in Primary” – My Pocket – A simple cell phone photo I apparently shot in my pocket… I liked it enough to use it… Unedited…

Tonight… The winter fog slowly settles on my sleepy street…
The only thing louder than my heartbeat
The sound of silence… Stifling…
Distant felines screeching and crying…

With a steady pace I cut through the fog…
Rain drops falling so I start to jog…
Through the puddles I feel the cold…
Dreaming of you gives me a warming soul…

Tonight… The clouds must be especially sleepy…
Purposely making the landscape look creepy…
Looking at the cold midnight sights…
Orange ambience of the urban street lights…

Tonights slight breeze smells of the snow…
Cutting through the rain showers so slow…
Cutting through the cold air…
And cutting sharply through my mind…

Urban life is really something special…
Wildlife… Those living the wild life…
Houses packed like books on a shelf…
Side by side… Like volumes in a series…

Each one is similar… Yet completely different…

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Winters Early Breath – New Companion

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“Snowflakes on a Faded Sunflower” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

The cold breath of winter is on the horizon…
The first falling snowflakes hint and enlighten…
Daylight fades into a stellar frosty evening…
Moonlight on white snow, silently listening…

Footprints magically appear in the snow…
Another evening spent in the cold city glow…
Sitting on sidewalks of concrete and garbage…
Frosty minded reminder of life, lies and carnage

Winter is the season to let old ghosts go…
Nourish your seeds and watch how they grow…
Soon your young mind will stretch into a tall tree…
Grow up to the sky and let your dreams live free…

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“New Companion” – Wilkinsburg, PA – So I got a Corgi… Meet Cooper… He likes apples, antlers, and sniffing around orchards… I have dreamed about getting a dog for quite a few years… Yet only managed to accumulate kitties… I couldn’t be happier to welcome this guy into my life…

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Waiting for… Finding a Home…

"Waiting for a Home" - Soergel Orchards - Wexford, PA

“Waiting for a Home” – Soergel Orchards – Wexford, PA

I haven’t posted in a while… A life consumed… A life confirmed… For me…

In the meantime… I was interviewed for Ignite… Check it out right here

Red sky mourning… Red sky and the mourning doves…
Yellow leaves grace trees rising above…
Spring is a whimper… Summer is a reply…
Autumn is the way the seasons try to say goodbye…

Summer is falling… Fruit is rotting on the frozen ground…
Mourning doves fly through the winds winter bound…
Frozen time lost in the name of sleep…
When we wake the spring clouds will thunder and weep…

Winter is of the night… Winter is a time of passing…
Winds send the naked trees suddenly crashing…
Darkness lasts longer than the winter sun…
I am of the daylight… Together we are one…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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Seasons Melting

"Bumblebee on Wingstem" - Whitney Avenue - Wilkinsburg, PA

“Bumblebee on Wingstem” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA

Sunset melts into mighty rivers…
Oceans evaporate in the steady wind…
Rivers flow into the fluctuating sea…
The rain will eventually set us free…

The rain will wash away our sins…
Falling like hail from the gray sky…
Cloudy days into sunshine blinding…
Found yet wandering… Lost reminding…

Remind us of the woodland trees…
Smell of leaves before the freeze…
Air is crisp and cold surrounds…
In the spring the weather rebounds…

In the spring our spirits will rise…
Flowers bloom and youth surprise…
Snow delays are but a splinter…
Spring into summer and fall into winter…

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Hyacinth Breeze – Naked Trees

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“Hyacinth Breeze” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – Hyacinth stars burst forth in colors of Easter… Early spring has arrived…

Today is but a rain delay in the grand scheme of spring…
A rare opportunity I have to share the feelings I bring…
Last years decaying leaves now resemble faded shells…
The remaining Oak leaves ring like broken church bells…

Squirrels left the trees for the rotting open eaves…
Raccoon in the chimney just another pet-peeve…
Spring is of rain showers and summer is of the sun…
Then we fall to winters slumber and the year is done…

Meanwhile in reality I absorb the Hyacinth breeze…
Soul is rising high enough to clear the naked trees…
Way up here the air is clear and I feel a bit unsteady…
Soon the bulbs will whither back and summer will be ready…

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Photographic Confessions – Observation and Spring

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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…

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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…

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