Monday, July 30, 2012

Oh, where OH WHERE, has my sweet cardinal gone? (Monday Musings PART ONE)


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

It has been eight days since I posted here on Blogger, which means that even though my last entry was unscheduled, as per my intent (laid out in a post which you may refer to by clicking here), I have not been present here for the days I scheduled myself, and, dear reader, if you visited here during that time, I apologize, for I know how precious time is, and I do not appreciate visiting blogs, where content has been promised, only to find no fresh news.

The truth is that words have not come easily to me for the past several days, and, therefore, I've spent my energy and efforts on my pictorial venues, such as TLLG's tumblr Pages , and Pinterest Boards, along with posting updates on TLLG's Facebook Page, as well as promoting my "giving voice to what lives in a garden" campaign, which I've launched on indiegogo.

Be that as it may, I hope you have been well, and I'll begin today's entry (which is a two part post) with where I left off here on blogger, which was with my announcement of a flip-book  (Virtual Story or Virtual Flip Book as I refer to them) that I created, and which I dedicated to my visiting cardinal (seen in the image at the top of today's blog entry).

I titled my Virtual Story "Words in my Beak! (Book One)". My intent was to make a series of Virtual Stories dedicated to this sweet bird; but I have not seen her since she "posed" for the aforementioned book! She left without a trace, as "they" say, and she hasn't even tweeted me to let me know where she is eating dinner these days! She is the opposite of Zits, the protagonist seen in the comic strip below,



who like most text-ers and tweeters, insists on letting folks know his every comings and goings! Not my visiting cardinal! She came to my garden — unannounced — and left without a trace! I miss her so much and pray for her safe return!

The visiting house finches, whom I also made a book about (Meet the Finches), have continued to visit my garden and to nosh, and nosh, and nosh, as evidenced by the images below:


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

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

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 finches' antics are a pleasure and I don't mean to discount them by bemoaning the absence of my cardinal. For it is good for me to learn to appreciate things as they come; and enjoy them while they are here, for life is certainly fleeting, and there is nothing like observing how things live in a garden to begin to comprehend the importance of this life lesson. With this somewhat trite and quasi-philosophical statement, I'll end part one of today's entry, and will hopefully see you at part two a week from this coming Friday, which will be August 10th, 2012! (I won't be on Blogger until then as my sister is coming for her annual visit.)

2 comments:

  1. Love your finches pictures and flip book. I'm curious about the one with the red head--is that a female and are the others male--or vise versa?

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and to comment, Zoe. The visiting finches are thrilled that you "love their pictures" and I appreciate that you enjoyed their flip book! RE colors: The male visiting finches are red and the females are more plain, in this case, their hairdresser is NOT the only one who knows for sure!

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