Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"If it's Tuesday, it must be tumblr . . . " Week Twenty-One (And Happy Shrove Tuesday)


Ah, another Tuesday is upon us! And, if you follow this blog you know, if it's Tuesday, it must be tumblr, but today is not just any Tuesday: Today, February the Twenty-First of 2012, is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, a day when folks participate in Pancake Races. (Hence, the photograph at the top of today's blog credited here.)

If you are interested in learning about the traditions of Shrove Tuesday (which is celebrated throughout the world), the link I have provided in the first paragraph of today's entry will take you to a source which has all the information you may ever care to know about this day.

My role here, today, on TLLG's blog, is just to introduce Shrove Tuesday and the practice of Pancake Races to you, and to let you know that if you do decide to participate in a Pancake Race, just remember, since this is Tuesday, it must be tumblr on TLLG; please click here for the link to take you there. (But please tread lightly if you are going there whilst making pancakes!)

And, may you have a great Shrove Tuesday (also known as Fat Tuesday, the culmination of Mardi Gras).


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Remembering ETHEL MERMAN: January 16, 1908 --February 15, 1984


What follows (except for the picture of Ethel Merman at the top of today's blog entry from Wiki), is similar content to what I posted this afternoon on TLLG's Facebook page. I rarely duplicate content, but the roses, which I grow in my urban (NYC) terrace garden, insisted I post the same thing here on The Last Leaf Gardener blog for my followers who "don't do Facebook."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"If it's Tuesday, it must be tumblr . . . " Week Twenty (AND HAPPY VALENTINES DAY)

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

My spokes-plant (and collaborator), as you may recall from a previous entry here on TLLG, is one of my ornamental grasses known as Ophipogon planiscapus (Black Mondo Grass) triplets. 

The other day, as he and I were going through my Aperture Library, doing some early spring organizing of the photographs that I have there, we agreed that the image posted above, of one of my flowering Hens and Chicks, a succulent that grows in my urban (NYC) terrace garden (but who is sleeping now during our "so-called" winter), should "serve" as our valentine card to you, dear reader, as a small token of our appreciation for your support in following us here on TLLG.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Groundhog Day! It's Groundhog Day! (And my Salad Greens want to know what he has to say!)

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

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

The things which I grow in my urban (NYC) terrace garden, and I, would like to wish you a Happy Groundhog Day. Today marks the point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (this day is celebrated on August 1st for those living south of the equator).