Friday, June 26, 2015

"WORDS IN OUR BEAK" Volume One is now available in APPLE's iBooks Store!

 Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The book includes hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.  Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11


Cam, the cardinal who visits my urban garden and who is pictured here, and I are thrilled to announce the release of Volume One of our book series, Words In Our Beak, an endeavor I mentioned in my last post here on Blogger.

Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The book includes hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.  

Words In Our Beak is now in Apple’s iBooks store !
The book is set in my urban garden and includes information about a number of birds, insects and flora. I hope you will check out, Words In Our Beak.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Words in Our Beak" UPDATE

Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The book includes hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.  Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

It has been a little over six months since my last entry (May 14, 2014) here on Blogger; and in that post, I mentioned I was taking a hiatus from Blogger to work on a book (WORDS IN OUR BEAK), that I'm co-authoring with Cam, a cardinal who visits my urban garden.

Progress is being made and if you'd like to see the details, please click here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

UPDATE ON TLLG'S CYBER-VENUES

Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The book includes hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.  Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11
This image is of a sign in a store front on Columbus Avenue in NYC. It was posted in an Indian restaurant that never re-openned and ultimately was taken over by someone else and turned into an expensive wine bar. 

I don't know for sure but I assume that when the sign was posted (September of 2011), the proprietors of the Indian restaurant intended to only be closed for the day, not permanently. But alas things happen. And as I've said in prior posts, and will probably say again (re quoting an anonymous scholar), "if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans." 

As a writer, my take on the quotation has always been, if you want to make your muse laugh, tell him/her your plans, and I must've really had my muse laughing when I laid out my intent for this blog going forward.

For  at this time, I am unable to post regularly on Blogger! My reason for no longer being able to commit to a schedule here on Blogger is because the book (Words In Our Beak) that I am co-authoring with Cam, is about the only writing endeavor my muse will allow, except for posts on TLLG's Facebook Page, which I hope you will follow in my absence from Blogger.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Sixth Day of Christmas

Patricia Youngquist (The Last Leaf Gardener) also gives voice to figurines rendered by artists.


The last time I posted here on Blogger was 12-5-13, twenty days before Christmas, and, now it is already the sixth day of Christmas, a day when someone's true love gave to them "six geese a laying . . ."

While I do have a true love, he did not give me six geese a laying, but my visiting crocodile (pictured above with six Christmas trees atop his back) reminded me that on this sixth day of Christmas, I do not need six geese a laying because in the main room of my studio apartment, I have six Christmas trees a standing . . .  

My crocodile is correct, for in the main room of my apartment, I do have six trees a standing. Three of them are in my armoire as seen in the image below.


Patricia Youngquist (The Last Leaf Gardener) also gives voice to figurines rendered by artists.

And you may recall, dear reader, (from previous posts here on Blogger), members of casts of characters "hung" out for the Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons in my armoire for it has become a place where whimsical characters have designated as a place to meet 'n greet, to network with one another, and to save me from taking myself too seriously.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Lesson from Reindeer!

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

The three reindeer seen in the image atop today's blog entry are enjoying a good laugh about the antics of yours truly (as well as the antics of my visiting candy corn fraternal twins). For as you may recall, dear reader, in my last post here on Blogger (which was this past Wednesday, November the twenty-seventh), I was in full agreement with the candy corn twins' "not-so-fast-advice" when it came to the preparation for the Christmas holidays; and rightly so, for at that time, it was the eve of Thanksgiving and the corn twins had every right to tell the Peppermint People to hide their faces until at least December (which they ultimately did as seen in the image below which was featured in an entry on hometalk).


Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

But now it has been a week since Thanksgiving and the Christmas season is in full swing in New York City. The famous annual ritual of the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree took place last night, less than one week after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; another annual event, one which I covered here on Blogger in 2012 (in posts that you may refer to by clicking here as well as here)  because it was the first time I had ever seen the entire parade.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Not SOOOOOOOOOOO Fast!

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11


Not SOOOOOO Fast! The fraternal candy corn twins who are the "stars"of Halloween and Thanksgiving in my indoor succulent garden reprimand the Peppermint People telling them we need to enjoy Thanksgiving BEFORE we deck our halls with boughs of Holly for Christmas! INFO may be found by clicking here

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day 2013


Today, 11-11-13 — in honor of Veteran's Day — there are a number of parades in the USA, including NYC where I live. Moreover, a few of my characters are having a parade in my succulent garden to honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2013


I will return to Blogger after the July 4th holiday weekend but if you'd like to read a "story" about the Independence Day glasses pictured below, please click 
here.



Monday, July 1, 2013

HAPPY 1/2 YEAR FROM UNCLE SAM & ME!

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

HAPPY 1/2 YEAR, DEAR READER!

Today, July 1st 2013, marks the beginning of the 1/2 year mark for this year! And in bygone years, I have honored the occasion on Blogger with posts that reference the first six months of a given year in entries which you may refer to by clicking here for my 2010 posting, as well as herehere, and here for 2011 posts; and here for my 2012 post.

This year Uncle Sam (pictured above) has come to my succulent garden to celebrate this occasion, as well as to join the cast of characters that are here to perform on Independence Day, which is this coming Thursday, July the Fourth!

And, dear reader, you may be familiar with some of the characters as I referred to them the last time I posted here on Blogger as well as on hometalk.com and on in two entries on tumblr which you can refer to by clicking here and here.

But getting back to my newest succulent garden's guest, Uncle Sam, he has asked me to clarify a matter regarding his identity as he feel misunderstood! He wants to make it clear that he is not just an icon for the ready to eat Uncle Sam Cereal, which according to WIKI is a "breakfast cereal, first introduced in 1908 by U.S. Mills of Omaha, Nebraska. The company relocated to Needham, Massachusetts sometime after the 1970s. Attune Foods out of San Francisco acquired Uncle Sam Cereal in 2009."

Friday, June 28, 2013

Soon it will be Independence Day!

Patricia Youngquist uses words and images to tell stories about her passions. Based in New York, she currently is authoring a series of nature books on birds of the city. Now in Apple’s iBooks store @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words-in-our-beak/id1010889086?mt=11

One of the musicians in residence in my succulent garden has been very busy conducting dress rehearsals with the cast of characters, who arrived this past Sunday, to perform with him on Independence Day, the Fourth of July, which is this coming Thursday!