Spirit Life

"A beautiful bouquet, Bruce," Susan said.
                                                                 "Some of the flowers are dying.
"I'm going to pick them off.
                                                                 "And you can photograph them."
And I did 
                              And we dumped them in the compost pile.
Beautiful there, too.
                              Other flowers and coffee filters
                                                                               (I hope the filters are recyclable!).
Later in the morning I tied up the clematis plants
And filled the hummingbird feeder.
                                                                               Now we wait.
Birdwatching is similar to gardening.
                                                          Patience. Patience.
"Bruce," Susan called to me.
                                             "When are you going 
"To start 
             "Pulling up the roots 
                                              "In your garden?"
Soon, I thought. It is
                                Back-breaking work.
Last week I rototilled the garden.
"Eyes to future," Susan said.
                                            "You make everything beautiful, Bruce.
"Could you do me a favor, please?
"I emptied the corks out of the vase
"Holding the petunias. 
                                   "They were dying.
"Could you set the corks aside?
                                                 "For me?"
And for ten, maybe twenty, minutes
                                                         I sat and stared at the garden
While Freddy eat his bone.
I saw the garden
                          As it soon will be.

Holy Mystery

I stood at the kitchen window.
I watched the sparrow.
The sparrow gathered our dog's fur.
Freddy's fur.
I wondered if the sparrow could fly
With the weight of the fur in its beak.
I watched the sparrow
Fly with the fur.
I watched the sparrow fly over the fence.
I lost sight of the sparrow.
In Sunday School we learned.
      "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
      Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care."
      And “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
      what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. 
      Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
      Look at the birds of the air;
      they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, 
      and yet your heavenly Father feeds them."
This is a Holy Mystery.
Last Spring a robin built a nest 
In a wreath on our front door.
I watched another robin
Build a nest in our Weeping Cherry Tree.
I watched a sparrow, too.

New Photos from Bruce Barone

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Avante-Garde Clematis.

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I planted my garden on Memorial Day.

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I planted Sun Parasols in 2 colanders.

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Meet the family.

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Coral Bells. Also featured at Design Seeds.

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I made a delicious Turkey and Arugula Meatloaf. YUM!

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A Baby Robin on the garden fence.

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A Frog on the garden gate!

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A Queen Anne’s Lace hybrid.

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Rhododendron.

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A photo of my wife that I just love.

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Earth Day

Today is Earth Day:

Earth Day

Most of my photos of this past week have been not of the earth but of food, which I suppose is in essence of the earth. Last night I grilled hamburgers for the first time this year:

Burger

The night before I grilled a steak for the first time this year:

Steak

I made Chicken Parmigiana, too:

Chicken Parm

I photographed a Cardinal in my garden:

Cardinal

I baked cod with lemon, garlic and red pepper flakes and served it over lentils:

Cod and Lentils

Freddy played in his pool for the first time this year:

Freddy

I made a mushroom, pepper and onion pizza:

Pizza

I watched my garlic grow:

garlic

I made a simple but delicious pasta dish with green beans and tomatoes one night:

Pasta

I photographed a feather in the backyard:

Feather

I roasted a chicken with fennel:

Roast Chicken

I made turkey cutlets:

Turkey Cutlet

One morning the clouds were quite dramatic:

Clouds

I made orange scallops; amazing!

Orange Scallops

I posted an inspirational photo and Bible verse on Facebook:

Isaiah

I ran a new advertisement on Facebook:

Book Bruce

I photographed plants inside our home:

plants

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First Day of Spring

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