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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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Since the beginning of the new year, The Last Leaf Gardener here on blogger has taken a few pauses here and there for various reasons. One was a major computer upset when the mother board to my computer crashed (disrupting my work flow this past March and April) which was discussed by one of my Kauffmaniana tulips in an entry that you may refer to by clicking here.
Another reason for pauses within TLLG's "normal" Blogger schedule is that my content is now being divided between here and nybg's (New York Botanical Gardens) tumblr on a more regular basis. Followers of this blog will know that each Tuesday I have dedicated to "if it's Tuesday it must be tumblr," and I have included links to lead folks to content posted there. Having found that tumblr is a much better venue for visuals, I have been posting more content there, thus having to rethink what the plan is for TLLG on Blogger; in other words, I have been pausing for station identification and appreciate your bearing with me as I sort this out.
Here is what is the future holds for TLLG's posting/content schedule. I still plan to post on Blogger, but those entries will be on Mondays and Fridays, with occasional postings in between should a holiday or special event warrant it. Tuesdays will still be tumblr related. Therefore, on Tuesdays, my entries here on blogger will include links to new content that I've posted on tumblr so that it is easily accessible for you.
Why maintain two blogs? As I told Max W (one of my FB Admins), having two blogs is akin to being a performer who acts in a television series by day and performs in the theatre by night, or to a writer who has a weekly/daily column in a publication but also writes novels or nonfiction books.
Blogger and tumblr are quite different in terms of their interface, which will allow me to dedicate more varying content in platforms that "showcase" my material in the best light, bringing you, dear reader, information in a beautiful format.
The aforementioned may be more than you care to know, but I believe it's good to clarify communication from time to time. So, without further ado, here is some news as I head into my new agenda for The Last Leaf Gardener's blogs:
"OLD (Business) STUFF":
ARTIST WANTED COMPETITION:
I have entered an art competition, and the images posted below were included in my submission as per this link:
Patricia Youngquist: Viewers of my entry were asked to "Click "Collect Me" to help me win $10,000 and a show in the most immense exhibition of art in New York City : Art Takes Times Square.
ROW ONE: TIMES SQ ARTIST WANTED PROJECT
ROW TWO: TIMES SQ ARTIST WANTED PROJECT
ROW THREE: TIMES SQ ARTIST WANTED PROJECT
I want to thank those in my email contacts, LinkedIN connections, as well as my Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter followers for their support by casting a vote for my images. And with this, dear reader, I'll see you back here on Blogger on Monday when the new schedule begins!