Monday, January 25, 2016

Here's What's Been Happening....

It's been slightly over a month since I've posted here on Blogger, but I've been very active on Facebook as well as Twitter, and I'm finding my way on Instagram. I do realize that not everyone participates in these mediums. Therefore today's Blogger entry is dedicated to some of my recent activity on Facebook, in the event that you want to keep up w/what's going on with The Last Leaf Gardener as well as with Cam's book, Words In Our Beak Volume One.

I'll start with today and go backwards. Today, January the 25th, is the birthdate of #VirginaWoolf, and I posted the following image as a way of honoring the title  of one of her books, To The LighthouseAnd I made another Virginia Woolf reference, which was to a quote attributed to her: "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."

Moreover, I added that "this past Saturday, 1-23-16, during the jonasblizzardnyc‬, an array of birds visiting my garden heeded Woolf's philosophy!"

They did not let the heavy and fast accumulating snowfall deter them from dining well, as evidenced by the pictures included with this entry that feature a blue jay, a common grackle and a downy woodpecker noshing during the snowstorm.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

The day before this FB entry was yesterday, Sunday, the 24th, the anniversary of my beloved grandfather's (Albert Elmer Herman Louis Melahn) death (pictured below).


He is no stranger to those who read this blog, for I featured him in one of my very first entries here on Blogger, but I also featured other info on Fb yesterday, which had to do with Jonas, the blizzard of 2016.  Here's what I stated: "In my observations, during yesterday's ‪#‎jonasblizzardnyc2016‬, as an array of bird types visited my rooftop garden, I happen to recall a quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow."


The quotation is: "The best thing one can do when it's raining is let it rain," and I wrote about this quote in 2011 (here on Blogger) when I was discussing the impact of rainfall on certain flowers.

In her book, Words In Our Beak Volume One, Cam also made reference to Wadsworth's quotation when she was discussing ways that birds cope with heavy rainfall. (Information on where to get Cam's book can be found in a posting here on Fb @ http://on.fb.me/1Pw53Pb.)

In any event, as I said in previous entries (here on Fb @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/926404817408892AS WELL AS @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/926203257429048), the heavy and fast accumulating snowfall (28.5 inches), did not deter an array of bird types from visiting my garden.

As you can see from the photo-ops I've included with this entry (pictured below), birds seem to also apply Wadsworth's philosophy to snowfall. For they seem to be saying, The best thing one can do when it's snowing is let it snow.

And earlier on the Sunday after the blizzard, I reported that "‪#‎jonasblizzard‬ ‪#‎jonas2016‬ ‪#‎jonasnycb‬ Near the stroke of midnight on 1-23-15 (yesterday), I posted a few photo-ops of how Jonas impacted my rooftop garden that I have in NYC @ http://on.fb.me/1QsBUt8

In that entry, I promised that in the coming days, I would post pictures of how Jonas impacted the birds which visit my garden.

Here are a few pictures of a jay who came to visit me during the storm. (He obviously didn't "obey" our Mayor De Blasio's travel ban for NYC.)

The jay may have even been grateful that I heeded the media's warning re "bread 'n milk," which translates to have essentials on hand, as the warning caused me to make sure my bird feeders were full of essentials for birds: black-oil sunflower seeds, butter-bud suet, cakes of suet and peanuts.

And on a number pf occasions throughout the day, the jay flew to my peanut feeder, grabbed a peanut and took it to the branches of a tree in an adjacent courtyard where he enjoyed picnicking in the snow.The antics of jays are always amusing and interesting to watch.

Cam plans to include information about this bird type in the sequel to her book ("Words In Our Beak Volume One"  http://on.fb.me/1Pw53Pb) which is now in iBooks and on Amazon.
* Media Warning: https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/925638204152220/?type=3&theater." 

The following photo-ops were included within that post:

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

The day (1-23-16) Jonas took place, I did not report on it (in an Fb post) until close to midnight, when I stated:

"‪#‎jonasblizzard‬ ‪#‎jonas2016‬ ‪#‎jonasnyc‬ By this time, close to midnight on Saturday, 1-23-16, most people know that 26.8 inches of snow fell in Central Park during the blizzard that has been named Jonas. Since I live near to Central Park, that is the amount of snowfall that probably fell in my garden.

"I spent the entire day taking photos of the birds that visited me during the blizzard and I will post them — with stories — in the coming days.
The snow fell fast and furious and accumulated very quickly, but this did not deter the birds from visiting my garden! One of my favorites, the dark-eyed juncoes, returned after an absence and I was so grateful see them.

"For as you may recall from a recent entry here on TLLG's Facebook Page, (@ http://on.fb.me/1QlNUuy), I was concerned as to why they hadn't been visiting.
Other bird types that I saw here today include Mac (Cam's husband), blue jays, common grackles, European starlings, house finches, house sparrows, pigeons, and a lone downy woodpecker.
"
The first image in tonight's entry is of that downy woodpecker availing himself of butter-bud-suet. I have better photo-ops of him doing this, which I plan to share with you in the coming days. 

"But I chose this one to include tonight to give you a sense of the impact of the snow on "his" feeder.

Pictures two through four are included to give you sense of how fast the snow accumulated.
Picture two was taken at 9:30 AM 1-23-15, picture three was taken at 3:46 PM 1-23-15, and picture four was taken at 7:00PM on 1-23-15. How did Jonas impact the area where you live, dear reader?" In that particular post, the following images were included:

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

Prior to my rhetoric on Jonas, the blizzard of 2016, the following pictures were featured on TLLG's Fb Page. I've provided the links to the corresponding entries, for even if you do not do Facebook, my page is accessible to all as it is a business page, not a personal one.

January 22nd 2016, Evening @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/925638204152220/?type=3&theater




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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.
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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.




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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.




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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.



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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.




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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon

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 AND it’s on Amazon


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 AND it’s on Amazon

January 16th 2016 Evening @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/922864344429606


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 AND it’s on Amazon.



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 AND it’s on Amazon.




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 AND it’s on Amazon.



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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.


January 15th 2016 Afternoon @

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 AND it’s on Amazon.

January 15th 2016 Late Morning @

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 AND it’s on Amazon.


(Sorry, photo can only be seen w/this post.)



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 AND it’s on Amazon.

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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.

January 13th 2016 Morning @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/921185081264199/?type=3&theater



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 AND it’s on Amazon.

January 12th 2016 Night @
https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/921008687948505/?type=3&theater


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 AND it’s on Amazon.


January 12th 2016 Afternoon @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/920837227965651/?type=3&theater


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 AND it’s on Amazon

January 11th 2016 Evening @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/920511957998178/?type=3&theater


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 AND it’s on Amazon
January 10th 2016 Afternoon/Evening @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/920045178044856/?type=3&theater


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 AND it’s on Amazon

January 10th 2016 Morning @
https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/919677608081613/?type=3&theater


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 AND it’s on Amazon


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 AND it’s on Amazon


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 AND it’s on Amazon.



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 AND it’s on Amazon.

January 7th 2016 Afternoon @
https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/918229584893082 ONLY 1 of 3 images available!


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 AND it’s on Amazon.


January 6th 2016 MORNING @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/918077938241580

Sorry, I am only able to show you 3 of the 4 photos included in that entry!


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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.


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 AND it’s on Amazon.



January 6th 2016 : Sorry I cannot ACESS the photo-op that is there BUT It's cue! Take A LOOKK! https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/917832228266151/?type=3&theater


January 5th 2016 Evening @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/917761171606590/?type=3&theater


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 AND it’s on Amazon.

January 5th 2016 Morning @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/917541391628568/?type=3&theater   SORRY, I can't import the photo associated w/this post!!

January 4th 2016 Morning @
https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/posts/917307314985309
Once AGAIN,  SORRY, I can't import the photo associated w/this post!

December 25, 2015 @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/909953845720656/?type=3&theater



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 AND it’s on Amazon.


December 22nd 2015 @ https://www.facebook.com/TheLastLeafGardener/photos/a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615/909486795767361/?type=3&theate



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 AND it’s on Amazon.

AND WITH THIS, dear reader, brings me to where I left off with you, on Blogger, but if you'd like to "hear" what I've saying on Twitter my handle is @TheLLGardener.

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