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Monday, March 18, 2019

My FAA Tote Bags


Someone bought one of my tote bags from FAA (Fine Art America) that feature an image of the now famous Mandarin duck swimming in The Pond located in Central Park. She got it as a gift for her son and emailed me a photo of him "carrying" it. The picture she sent me is featured atop this entry (with her permission).

Moreover, she followed up with a lovely email stating, "The pouch with your photography really is absolutely beautiful. Great quality material and photo.  They absolutely make spectacular gifts.  My son loves his and we have it hanging on our kitchen chair to see every day..."

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Starlings came to NYC 129 years ago today.





Today marks the 129th anniversary of the arrival of Sturnus vulgaris AKA European starlings in NYC. A few photographs of "solo"  starlings visiting my garden at various times over the years are posted atop this entry.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Ides of March

IMAGE CREDIT


Today, March 15th, is widely known as "The Ides of March," words made famous by the play, Julius Caesar (believed to have been written in 1599), where one character warns another to "beware" them.

However, the significance of The Ides of March was well established before the playwright, William Shakespeare ever wrote that play. I was not aware of certain facts re The Ides, Et tu, dear reader?

That being said, in honor of this day being The Ides of March, I will refer you to an informative article on the true meaning behind the line, "Beware the Ides of March," please click here to read.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

March 14 = Learn About Butterflies Day



On this unofficial holiday (Learn About Butterflies Day) it's good to remember words of wisdom from Jonathan Livingston Seagull who once stated, "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly."

With 2019's official onset of spring (in this hemisphere) occurring next week, it's an especially wonderful time to become acquainted with these insects. Both have visited my rooftop garden and are included in my collection of fauna-flora-insect-themed postcards (images of these cards are posted atop this entry).

Moreover, these insects are featured in volume one of my book series, Words In Our Beak.

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Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zxVujM
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DY0mz0
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H

Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN which is 978099637853

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Make Sure Clocks are set Correctly! (Wednesday's Wisdom)


Days have passed since the onset of 2019's DLST and people are still discombobulated — just like Mooch! Once again the Mutts characters are spot on re consequences of Day Light Savings Time!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Side Affect of Day Light Savings Time (Tuesday's Truths WK 117)


This one hundred and seventeenth segment of my Tuesday's Truths series falls a couple of days after the onset of Day Light Savings Time for 2019 and I think this Mutts comic strip expresses how many feel about adjusting to the annual time change!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday in the Park (S)


Usually anytime that I'm in a park on a Saturday, I find myself thinking of the golden oldie ("Saturday In The Park") performed by the band, Chicago. This past Saturday was no exception, except it wasn't a "Saturday in the park," rather it was a Saturday in the parks. The first one being Riverside Park, where I was moved by a "scene" I observed soon after I arrived: Two young boys were just leaving the site of a snowman that they had been creating.

One turned back to give their "sculpture" a final goodbye...

... then their creation was left to himself and/or for passers-by to enjoy...


... before the snowman would inevitably melt away and be gone forever!

Later that afternoon I came upon a coquettish looking snow-woman...


... in another park (Central Park ) with no evidence of her creators in sight; but there she stood, waiting to meet her inevitable fate once the sun came out in full force.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Identifying with Sally Brown


The Peanuts Comic Strip (as many of them do) posted atop this entry spoke to my heart the other day when I saw it in my FB Newsfeed. I am a landline cordless phone user who  has been without my phone service since November of 2018. This is due to a cable issue with Verizon which will supposedly be resolved April 3rd of this year.