Tuesday, April 23, 2019
It is Tuesday in the Octave of Easter for 2019 and my first day back on Blogger since last Thursday when I notified you, dear reader, that I would be returning to blogging at this time; so, welcome to my 123rd segment of Tuesday's Truths.
I'm not the only one returning to activity: Bees have begun to visit my garden! I have not seen them at my place for years and I'm very grateful for whatever has brought them back! I suspect they like my Muscari which are the purple flowers seen in both images atop this entry.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The robin-themed song, Rockin' Robin, is on my mind because I recently encountered a "rockin' robin" when I was in The Ramble portion of Central Park and came upon a lone American Robin who was not rockin' in the treetops but rather was rockin' on the ground as seen in the picture atop this entry....
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Today, April 17th, is National Haiku Poetry Day. According National Day Calendar (NDC) to this holiday was registered by Sari Grandstaff in 2007 and implemented as a project of The Haiku Foundation in 2012.
The aforementioned reference explains that "Haiku poetry is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and normally consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5."
In honor of this occasion, I'm posting a haiku about the flower type known as Muscari, which I have growing in a container (that is also a home home to my Autumn Clematis*) in the southeast corner of my garden.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
There is a special looking squirrel (at least to me) who seems to be a loner spending time on the grassy area on the northwest side of Oak Bridge in Central Park; as seen in the photo atop this entry and in the pictures directly below.
As of this entry, I have not learned the exact ID for him/her but here is what the Squirrel Census Commander has to say about it:
"Most likely this specimen is an eastern gray who's color phase is between a cinnamon and black. While I've never seen one exactly like this I'm sure it's possible."
If I find out more re this creature, I will put an addendum in this entry. Meanwhile, a few yards north of this area, near The Shakespeare Gardens (which are in the vicinity of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre)...
Monday, April 15, 2019
Yesterday (here on Blogger) I mentioned that it was Look Up In The Sky Day (LUITSD) and discussed the importance of noticing nature's details which is part for the basis for LUITSD.
However, as you undoubtedly know, dear reader, one doesn't have to look up at the sky to observe aspects of nature. The other day when I was in Central Park, I saw a male Red-Winged Blackbird (in breeding plumage these birds are solid black, with red wing-patches).
He was among leaves that were on the ground, munching on a peanut, and can be seen in the photograph atop this entry...