Friday, February 12, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
First off I'm just checking in to see how your Chinese New Year's Day fared, dear reader! As I stated here on Blogger yesterday, this is The Year of the Monkey.
My sister was born in The Year of The Monkey, which is one of the reasons I included a picture of the gals atop today's entry. They call themselves the Valentine sisters!
They are among a number of other whimsical types who are visiting me in honor of Valentines Day. As you may have noticed, I've been including different figurines in a given post (ever since last week), in preparation for Valentines Day.
For even though it's considered by a number of folks to be a retail-based holiday, Valentines Day, is always a good time to reach out to those you love; and it doesn't have to be a significant other.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours, dear reader. I guess you know that in their calendar, tis The Year of The Monkey.
Perhaps Julius The Sock Monkey is happy about this news, for any time it’s the year of a given animal, folks begin to think more about that animal type.
However, Julius The Sock Monkey may not need The Year Of The Monkey as an excuse to endear others to him. After all, he has notoriety from being the fictional character created by cartoonist and fashion designer, Paul Frank. And he appears in a variety of media today, including The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is where I captured him (photographically) soaring along the parade’s route.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Yesterday, in addition to it being eight days before Valentines Day, and two days before the onset of The Year of The Monkey in this 2016 Chinese New Year, as well as one day before the Super Bowl (which I know NOTHING about); it is the birthdate of Bob Marley. (He was born in 1945 and died in 1981.)
Mr. Marley is known for many quotations and songs, but one that is fitting for me at this time is "Three Little Birds," which you can hear via Vimeo.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
I have some whimsical characters visiting me for the upcoming holiday of Valentine's Day, and the ones that are pictured here, happen to be multi-tasking!
They are here to remind me, as well as members of TLLG's Fb community, that Valentine's Day will be here in nine days; and if you want to get a gift for that special someone in your life, you might want to consider giving the gift of Cam!
Cam, as many of you know, is a beautiful as well as prolific cardinal who has been visiting my garden since 2012. You may even know that she and I have published a book together, a story told in her voice.
The book is called, "Words In Our Beak Volume One," and its goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in my rooftop urban garden in New York City, our story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. "Words In Our Beak Volume One" 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, and it makes a great as well as unusual Valentine's Day gift!
But, don't take just my word for it, check out what's been said about "Words In Our Beak Volume One" on Goodreads.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sonic, the hedgehog can be seen here, in a photo from bygone years where she is racing along the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade route!
And to think I nearly forgot that February 2nd's holiday of #GroundhogDay was Sonic's day too! She shares this day with a groundhog because the animal type she represents was the first ever to be given the task of predicting the onset of spring!
I spoke about this on Fb earlier this week.
But Sonic has other things to celebrate besides the commonality of hedgehogs and groundhogs serving as predictors of the onset of spring!
Sonic the Hedgehog's media presence occurred on February 2nd, albeit a number of years ago, and this ultimately led to her likeness being rendered into a Macy's balloon!
Cam was so impressed about Sonic's accomplishment, that she featured Sonic in the Amazon version of her book, "Words In Our Beak Volume One."
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Last week at this time, John Montone from 1010 WINS was calling out to Mayor De Blasio to "send in the plows," to areas of Queens that were still buried under snow from the #blizzardjonasnyc. Readers of this blog may recall that yours truly was interviewed by John Montone regarding one of my art exhibitions. In any event, I'm not sure if De Blasio heeded the call to "send in the plows," but he did meet with #StatenIslandChuck this morning, in honor of #GroundhogDay to witness his prediction re the onset of spring for 2016.
And in spite of the fact that we had 28.5 inches of snow fall in parts of NYC on 1-23-16— Chuck "predicted" that spring will arrive early this year.
Maybe Chuck's a people pleaser, telling te crowds what they want to hear, as do some prophets. But as I said earlier today, in an entry on Facebook,"The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and disappears."
In any event, rather spring will come early or not, remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, #ValentinesDay will come in twelve days, on February 14, 2016.
Therefore, I am sending in the clowns (that are already visiting me for this upcoming holiday), to my Fb community as a reminder that there are not too many days to get the ones you love something for Valentines Day.
And I'm following the advice of some lovebirds who visited me yesterday! They suggested that folks give the ones they love the gift of Cam (via her book, "Words In Our Beak Volume One," for #ValentinesDay! Info @https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/930275623688478/?type=3&theater
Monday, February 1, 2016
It's February! And this year there is an extra day in this month to celebrate because it's leap year!
And my twins (pictured here) are ready to take on the month as they are love birds AND they love birds!
Therefore, since February honors love birds with Valentine's Day, and it honors those who love birds, by being known as #NationalBirdFeeding month, my twins are most excited that the month of February has begun!
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Ground Hog Day is not until 2-2-2016, but, I know someone & I'm not naming names who's tweeting about a prediction he made upon seeing his shadow (in my urban — NYC — garden)!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Info on the aforementioned sitcom can be found on WIKI @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Was_the_Week_That_Was
And some my Fb posts re #jonasblizzardnyc can be found via the following links:
2. https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/9264048174088923. https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/9264801740680234. https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/927801960602511