Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ophelia's (and a Northern Cardinal's) Note: "To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day"

I observed a pair of Northern cardinals this past weekend when I was walking through The Ramble in Central Park. Now, as I look at one of the pictures of them, I let my mind wander as to what they might be telling each other.  Perhaps because tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought of Ophelia's (from Shakespeare's Hamlet) quote upon studying the expression on the female's (bird at the top of this photo).

"To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day, 
All in the morning betime, 
And I maid at your window, 
To be your Valentine. 
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes, 
And dupped the chamber-door; 
Let in a maid, that out a maid 
Never departed more."

I think you must admit, dear reader, that this female bird's non-verbal communication could be interpreted as a reminder/warning/hint for her mate to do something.
Rather that is what she is doing or not, I'll follow my interpretation and remind you, dear reader, within this post for Wednesday's Wisdom, that if you want to avoid this type of stare/glare from your true love, make sure you give him/her a Valentine and/or a gift!

My line of cards (available via Fine Art America) is perfect for this occasion and they can be seen in thumbnail format in screenshot format (directly below).

Most of the images used to create these beautiful cards are based on photographs that are included in my three volume book series, Words In Our Beak, which is a great present to give as a Valentine's gift to bird lovers who love birds...

.... btw, all the stories are told from the perspective of a female cardinal who has spent a lot of time in my rooftop garden, where the stories are set.

Here's the purchase info:

*Purchase info re Words In Our Beak:
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC):

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:

Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN which is 978099637853

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