Sunday, February 24, 2013

"If it's Tuesday, it must be tumblr . . . " Week No. 39

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 know if you follow TLLG's venues, normally, if it's Tuesday it must be tumblr and, so, dear reader, upon your seeing the title of today's entry you may be wondering why I'm re-routing you to tumblr on a Sunday!

The truth is I've been "pressured" to take you there by an adorable flower-child (pictured above) who is currently visiting my indoor succulent garden with seven of her friends! Their "back story" has been posted on tumblr and, lime-light lover that she is, she wants you to read about their scenario, and so without waiting until Tuesday, the link to take you to tumblr can be found by clicking here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cures for the Last Straw Moments?



According to an on-line dictionary, the meaning of an expresion known as "the last straw" is this: "the last of a series of annoyances or disappointments that leads one to a final loss of patience, temper, trust, or hope." 

And I must confess that since my last posting here on Blogger, I have had a number of such experiences, all of which have demanded my full attention and kept me from posting here on Blogger! Fear not, dear reader, I have no intention of burdening you with the details of my scenarios, for I am in full agreement with something which was once said to my mother, which is this: "we all have our private  hell . . . "

All I can say, as humorless as I have felt, I'm grateful to have my sense of humor back (or at least I have it as of this posting) and since I call myself The Last Leaf Gardener, have placed a vase of straws (pictured above) in my succulent garden as a reminder that even last straw moments dissipate.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Walking (SANS BOOTS) in a WINTERWONDERLAND!

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 is written to "Consider the birds . . . they do not toil . . . .," and I confess that I TRULY needed to take a lesson from my feathered friends! 

However, I've seen the concerned expressions on the faces of my visiting birds and observed them poking and prodding at various types of bird seed in the feeders and on the "floor" of my urban (NYC) garden; so I'm not sure if it is true that birds do not toil or worry; but one thing they do not seem to toil over is the wearing of snow-boots; as evidenced by the image atop today's blog entry where a lone mourning dove as well as a lone cardinal seem to be enjoying winter's wonderland — SANS winter boots, snow shoes, or toe warmers.


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