Yesterday, here on Blogger, I reported that there were "09 DAYS UNTIL THE PARADE," and now there are eight. The parade I am referring to is The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which is an event that I had a change of heart about in 2013. I've been living in NYC since the mid 1980's but was somewhat jaded about this Thanksgiving ritual.
And Cam, a cardinal who began visiting my urban garden in 2012 (as seen in the picture below), was instrumental in my education regarding the parade.
Cam is a creature whom you might recognize, dear reader, as she is the author of Words In Our Beak Volume One.
Her book tells a story that is set in my rooftop garden. In her description of the book, Cam states, that her narrative "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 co-author (which is me, yours truly Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener)."
While it's true that Cam's book includes the aforementioned topics, it also features information re points of interest in NYC in her iBook version as well as her ePub (Kindle) version.
However, information and fun facts re The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, as of this blog post, are only in Cam's ePub (Kindle) version. I was amazed at the amount of details Cam knew re the various Macy's balloons as I stated in one of yesterday's blog entries.
I'm a bit surprised that Cam is not more apprehensive by balloons such as Kermit and Hello Kitty. This is because they have threatened the lives of birds when they have collided into tree tops that are along the parade's route, as evidenced in the pictures below.
I highly encourage you and yours to have this book in your possession in time for The Macy's Parade (which, again, is eight days from now), as it will enhance your enjoyment of the event; and you will learn many cool facts re flora and fauna.