Happy New Year, rather Happy Leap New Year! As you most likely know, this holiday only occurs ever four years. And in honor of the event, I'm including a copy of portion of a letter that the writer E.B.White wrote to Gluyas Williams in the 1970's: "The only date I would like to see shifted is December 25th, which I would like shifted to February 29th, so that occurs only once every four years. This would have a profoundly beneficial effect on the nation and would set me back even course again."
You may recognize the reference as I mentioned it a recent blog post where you can find E.B. White's entire letter to Glyas Williams.
Also in honor of this holiday, I'm including a photograph (above this entry) of one of the musicians in residence in my indoor succulent garden. As most of you probably know, I have an outdoor (rooftop) garden as well (pictured below).
And you may also know that my rooftop garden is the setting for a book ("Words In Our Beak Volume One") that I wrote with Cam, a female cardinal who was a regular visitor to it.
In any event, the musician in residence that I am featuring today may also be familiar to you, dear reader, for he has been here on Blogger in bygone years to announce the onset of spring. However, today he is here to exercise his bragging rights in relation to Leap Year's Day.
He has just informed me that he wants to use the day as an opportunity to share information (that he got from WIKI) re a children's game known as Leap Frog, hence his bragging rights in terms of this holiday, Here is the information on the matter:
ADENMENDUM: As of March 2, 2018, Words In Our Beak Volume One, is no longer available in the digital options listed here. A new digital option should be available sometime in the near future. Updates will be made when this happens, please stay tuned.