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Sunday, January 19, 2020

The First 2020 Snowfall in NYC


Late yesterday afternoon what started out as light snow, turned heavy and at times like this, Central Park is more magical than ever; so I was happy when Mike Mishkin contacted me to see if could do a last minute quick article (for iLovetheUpperWestside) because it motivated me to take photographs before all evidence of snow would be disappearing due to pouring rain.

Unfortunately in the process of attempting to get a better shot of a snow laden drinking fountain, I didn't see a curb and took quite a fall.

I've been in dire pain ever since and fear I may have broken my upper arm or shoulder. I can move it but not without extreme pain or helping the injured arm by the use of my "good" arm.

I'll be seeing a pharmacist today for a recommendation as to what to do.

Meanwhile my article re NYC 's first first snow fall of the year (and of the decade) is live, please click here to read it.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

"Dinner for Two": Mating House Finches's Image is a Perfect Valentine's Day Greeting (Saturday's Suggestion)

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The colors of  the female house finch are muted giving them a protective camouflage.

Deep red coloring in the males of this bird type indicates they are healthy and might make good partners and fathers to their children.

Perhaps this is what is on the mind of the female house finch featured in my image (Dinner for Two) during her dinner date.

Whatever the case may be in this scenario, Dinner for Two, when rendered on to a card makes a perfect Valentine's Day salutation for the one near and dear to you. A copy of my card featured is in the image directly above and it is available via Fine Art America (FAA).

Btw, FAA can also render the images on to an array of surfaces; including acrylic...

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...canvas...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

...metal...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

...special art paper...


...as well as wood...


... for varying sizes of wall art.

Moreover they also offer framed images of my collection.

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

For more info, please visit me on FAA.

Additionally, an array of photographs of this bird type along with informative narratives are featured within my book series, Words In Our Beak...

MY BIRD BOOKS

...these books also make a great gift for Valentine's Day (or any day for that matter).

Just a quick reminder, Valentine's Day is less than one month away, so if you would like to get these items for your true love, please act quickly to avoid delays caused by shipping.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday's Fact: East Will Meet West...


My latest iLovetheUpperWestside article, East Will Meet West … Because of the Long’s! (published by Mike Miskin), went live yesterday. Please click here to read it.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pics of Mourning Doves Make Great Valentine's Day Greetings (Thursday's Testimony)


The other day I noticed a Mourning Dove in my rooftop garden who was holding up his wing (as seen in the photograph atop this post) in such a manner that I suspect might've been as an act to attract a mate.

Upon my seeing this, I immediately remembered that in my research for volume one of my book series, Words In Our Beak...

MY BIRD BOOKS

I saw a BBC program on the life of birds, and there was an episode that reported that "male buff-breasted sandpipers show their armpits to try impress the female." 

When I saw that particular program I recalled my seeing a few bird types in my garden who were flaunting their arm pits which is a fact I include in this particular book.

I also confessed that when I do witness behavior, I cannot help but think of a Dial Soap slogan from bygone years: "Aren't you glad you use Dial? Don't you wish everybody did?”

All kidding aside, seeing Mourning Doves in my midst brings a sense of calm, for they are very loving creatures and loyal to their mates. Because of this undisputed fact of their faithfulness, images of Mourning Doves rendered on to cards make a perfect Valentine's Day card for the one near and dear to you.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

WW* Pics of Jays Make Great Valentine's Day Greetings (*Wednesday's Wisdom)

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According to a number of sources, including one related to the symbolism and meaning of certain birds, "Jays mate for life, giving them the symbolism and meaning of faithfulness and accord."

Because of this undisputed fact of their faithfulness, images of Blue Jays rendered on to cards make a perfect Valentine's Day card for the one near and dear to you.

In one of my collections within Fine Art America (FAA), I offer such cards and copies of them are featured in the images atop this entry.

Btw, FAA can also render the images on to an array of surfaces; including acrylic...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

...canvas...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

...metal...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

...special art paper...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

...as well as wood...

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA
CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

... for varying sizes of wall art.

Moreover they also offer framed images of my collection.

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

CHECK THIS OUT ON FINE ART AMERICA

For more info, please visit me on FAA.

Additionally, an array of photographs of this bird type along with informative narratives are featured within my book series, Words In Our Beak...

MY BIRD BOOKS

...these books also make a great gift for Valentine's Day (or any day for that matter).

Just a quick reminder, Valentine's Day is less than one month away, so if you would like to get these items for your true love, please act quickly to avoid delays caused by shipping.