Thursday, December 1, 2011

Edit kiwi movie info “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

The Afternoon Before December  (November 30, 2011):

            The Afternoon Before June  (May 30, 2011):
                   
     
Juan V and I did some "yard work" in my urban (New York City) terrace garden yesterday, the eve of this month of December, and I marveled at how it seemed that it was such a short time ago that we were getting the garden ready for summer, and I thought of Dr. Seuss's "query", “How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

We also added some Christmas decorations; however, the "overhead lighting" that you see in the first of the two images posted above was not a part of yesterday's work. That "system" was installed this past August, as you may recall, from a previous post on TLLG, which you may access by clicking here. The simple decorations that we added yesterday, may be difficult to see in that image, as, like the one below it, the photograph is an aerial view (both images were taken by Juan V). Therefore, I am including a few closeup images of the decorations that were added.


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

As you can see (to the left of the image directly above), there are lights around the plant stand that "houses" the container where my Fagus sylvatica (Beech Tree) grows. To the right of the image, a star has been placed on a bamboo pole which I "install" to support one of my Larch Trees during heavy snowfall, and, additionally, we added a few bulbs that match the ones which are used in my "overhead" lighting system. The view above is the northern portion of my urban terrace garden.

Below is an image (a view of a portion of the southeast corner of my terrace garden) of how we decorated my Avellana corylus AKA Contorted Hazel Nut:

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

I have written about the magnificent Avellana corylus on TLLG in a number of blog posts, which you will find by clicking here. This shrub's twisting and turning branches are something I've featured in images within my Flickr Gallery in a set that you may view by clicking here. Moreover, my  Avellana corylus made a cameo appearance in my first garden themed movie that is called, "The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . almost", which is on Vimeo, and the link to see it is here.

In our decorating yesterday, Juan V and I "showcased" the Avellana corylus's unusual branches by hanging lightweight ornaments that are ball-shaped and made from recycled plastic bleach bottles. Additionally, we draped multi-colored light on the branches in a manner that would not infringe on their structure. 

I am not normally an early decorator for any of the seasons, but since I am a designer of greeting cards that go beyond communication, as well as a designer of invitations that preserve a moment in time and event program covers that enhance any occasion, I am very sensitive to time frames.


FYI 
As of 2-9-12: 
Dear reader, 

I am pleased to announce that  my movie. "The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of  Fame . . . almost," is being considered for a larger project. SO, for now, I have had to "turn off" the function in VIMEO which allows anyone (except for my backers) to view it, BUT, I  will update you as to when my movie is back on the air for your viewing pleasure. 

I apologize for any inconvenience, TLLG


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