However, the situation with the very similar pictures which I've posted here is that, while they are both aerial views of my urban garden, they were taken almost exactly one year apart, and many changes have occurred in my garden since a year's time, when the photo at the top of this entry was taken. I posted this particular image on TLLG' Facebook Page on 9-11-12 with great reservation, for it was the eleventh anniversary of the Nine Eleven terrorist attacks, and, out of respect for that solemn day, I did not want to go into details about my garden.
But, much to my surprise, I received a comment stating, “What a wonderful gift that a garden grows (where) once such pain and loss and tragedy in this city occurred, rebirth.” Another response to this same image was, “Thank you for this look into the individual lives of those who died on 9/11. I took a few moments to honor them. I bet Josh enjoyed your garden.”
The latter comment was referring to a link that I included (in my 9-11-12 FB posting), to a blog entry which told the "back story" of this image, and it is one that you may recall, dear reader, from a prior posting here on blogger (in September of 2011), which you may refer to by clicking here.
In any event, this past Tuesday, September the Eleventh 2012, also happened to be the day Juan V came for his every-ten-days-appointment to work in my garden, and after he finished working he took an aerial view of it, which can be seen in the second image at the top of today's blog entry.
A couple of the most obvious changes in these garden images is the absence of both my Japanese Larch (Larix Kaempferi) and my Physocarpus opulifolius (Coppertina). I've indicated (in the second image) where they were placed in my garden by adding a circle and an arrow to Juan's image. (The arrow in the top image is not referring to anything specific growing here, rather it's pointing out — excuse the pun — the view which the image's back story refers to.)
Be that as it may, the circle, in the second image indicates where my Japanese Larch was placed when she first moved into my garden. She had lived in a container in various parts of my garden, but in the image from last year, at the top of today's entry, she can be seen in the upper right-hand corner alongside the square container which houses my other larch.
However, as many of you that read this blog (or follow TLLG's FB Page and tumblr entries) might recall, my Japanese Larch died in the wrath of Mother Nature's heat wave this past August, which I "documented" in a blog entry that you may refer to by clicking here. It's still a bit hard to believe her death was only eleven months after today's top-of-the-blog image was taken!
As of this past Tuesday, September the Eleventh 2012, something else is missing from my top-of-the-blog image too, and that is my beloved Physocarpus opulifolius (Coppertina)!
He was quite a prolific character here on Blogger (as you may recall from posts he authored), including his "premier post" where he spoke of Cinco de Mayo in 2011, which you may read by clicking here. He also starred in a mini Virtual Story (movie) that I produced featuring him! It is in my Vimeo Library and you may view it by clicking here.
For most of his life in my garden, my Coppertina was located at the northwest corner of my garden (as indicated in the extreme top left corner of both images, which is hard to see in either image, although in the second image I've used an arrow to indicate my Coppertina's location). Perhaps you can see him better in an aerial image posted below which Juan V took this past August.
Meanwhile, while life has been lost in my garden his season (including plants and flowers not mentioned in today's post), a "lone" cardinal, house finches, and mourning doves, continue to visit it, bringing much pleasure to the things which I grow as well as to me, as you might surmise from a few of the photo-ops posted below:
|BURNING MY FEET! HOT TERRACE PAVEMENT: WHO SAID SUMMER"S OVER?|
|ARRRRRGUHHHH!!!!! WHO ATE THE LAST OF THE FOOD?|
(I know how folks feel when someone takes the last morsel in a refrig AND say nothing!)
|WHAT A NICE PLACE TO REST ME ACHIN' TOES!|
|I WISH THIS PLACE HAD A TABLE CLOTH!|
(I'm always dropping these seeds1)
Moreover, tales of "my" visiting birds' antics can be found here on blogger, by going to the label menu in the left side bar of this blog page and clicking on cardinals, finches or mourning doves, which will take you to the posts within Blogger that discuss the bird of your choice.
Additionally, if you haven't had your fill of bird talk after visiting these places, I do have great stories about all "my" visiting birds, that are different than the ones on Blogger; and you may read about the ones for cardinals by clicking here; the ones for finches by clicking here; and the ones for mourning doves by clicking here.
I do plan to include the antics of "my" visiting birds in the project for which I've launched a Campaign on indiegogo, and if you'd like to refer to this, please click here.
That's enough of MY chirping for the day, dear reader!