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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"If it's Tuesday, it must be . . ." tumblr. Week Eight

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 @

Today is November the Fifteenth, meaning we have already come to the midpoint in the month of November for the year 2011. November, a month known to be a months of "no's" for the humorist/poet Thomas Hood — which I discussed at the onset of the month in a blog entry on TLLG titled, "the No in November", which you may read by clicking here — has been a month of "yeses" in terms of the colors in my urban (New York City) garden.
One of these such colors is the striking copper hues that are now on the leaves of my Physocarpus opulifolius AKA Coppertina Tree, which can be seen in the image posted at the top of today's blog entry. My Physocarpus opulifolius has been featured in a number of blog entries including one which he authored himself this past Cinco de Mayo (May 5th 2011) that you may refer to by clicking here.

And, as you may recall, dear reader, my Physocarpus opulifolius's flowers were extraordinary over the spring and summer, as evidenced in entries on Facebook, as well as a number of blog entries, which I made on here on TLLG's blog, including ones which you may refer to by clicking here, as well as her,e and here, and hereGiven that my Physocarpus opulifolius's flowers were so exquisite this past spring, I am thrilled — but not surprised — that its leaves are so awesome in their lushness and their brilliant color.

The shapes and colors of leaves in general have been a longstanding inspiration for me; so much so, that the title of my blog, The Last Leaf Gardener is based on a short story by O.Henry (called The Last Leaf), which I discussed in one of the very first entries on TLLG (and if you'd like, you may refer to it by clicking here).

Leaves have also provided the inspiration for images that I use in my line of greeting cards which go beyond communication, and, in fact, a number of my clients, including the actress Donna Wandrey (a stage actress also known for her work in Dark Shadows), have found them most special to use to send at Thanksgiving time. I have mentioned this fact in a previous entry on TLLG, which you may refer to by clicking here, and, I mention it again today, the mid-point of November, because Thanksgiving 2011, is now only ten days away (including today and Thanksgiving Day itself), and my cards are still available for this special day.

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