Welcome to "The Last Leaf Gardener," a blog by Patricia Youngquist. I am a photo-artist, bird-lover and urban gardener living in NYC. My website includes my non-nature themed images (Black and White as well as Kaleidoscopic). Click on the fourth image in sidebar (Left) to visit. I also have published a three volume book series, "Words In Our Beak," in which the stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. Click on the first image in the sidebar (Right) for info.
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Monday's Musings : A LESSON LEARNED FROM MY PUMPKINS!
It's a difficult time for a lot of people at this time, but my pumpkins are taking in the beauty of the fall season as they joyfully make themselves at home amidst the leaves and buds of my Autumn Clematis which I grow in my urban (New York City) terrace garden, prompting yours truly to modify an old movie quote and to say,"I'll have what they are having!"
Winter will come soon enough, so they are enjoying the beauty that they have now, and I invite you to do the same for yourself, and also for those near and dear to you, by sending them a greeting card that yours truly has designed in honor of Halloween, which is only fourteen days (including today) away . . .
ADDENDUM: I no longer actively produce event program covers, invitations and the types of greeting cards described on my website but arrangements might be able to be made under certain circumstances.
My focus is on the Words In Our Beak book series (pictured below)whose stories are told from the point of view of Cam, a female cardinal.
As of May 22 2018, I have rendered some images from these books into greeting cards and they are available on Fine Art America, please click here for more info.
Re my book series: Words In Our Beak’s 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. 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 books include hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.
At this moment, May 2018, both volumes one and two are in hardcover format (as seen below) and are available wherever books are sold.
*Here's the purchase info for the Words In Our Beak book series: