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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tam (Rescued Pigeon) Survives Infecion! Tuesday's Truths WK 199

This is a photo montage featuring a pictorial account of a rescued pigeon. The left side of the montage has a brown talk-bubble at the top and text in it reads:   “I’m calling from the Wild Bird Fund about a fledgling pigeon you brought to the clinic on October 13th. I have good news, the pigeon was released on November 20th, along with 15 other pigeons, thank you for rescuing the bird.”  Below the talk bubble are three small pictures. The top one is a closed holiday-themed paper shopping bag with red handles. The second one is of a pigeon who fell ill and whom I rescued with someone's help. He is a pigeon fledgling. The picture hows him in that shopping bag which was used to carry him to The Wild Bird Fund in NYC. The third one shows him sitting on a tile floor before he was placed in the bag for transport.   On the left side of the montage is a picture of the WBF’s storefront.  The WBF as well as pigeons are just two of many topics featured in my book series, "Words In Our Beak." Info re these books is on my blog @ https://www.thelastleafgardener.com/2018/10/one-sheet-book-series-info.html

A little over one month ago (on 10-13-2020), with help of a colleague, I rescued a pigeon (now named Tam) who was in my garden on the UWS of NYC; and took him to The Wildbird Fund (AKA WBF), NYC's wonderful and only bird rehab center. 

I subsequently posted detailed info about this scenario in an entry here on Blogger at that time. The collage directly above gives a pictotial overview of the pigeon's ultimate survival, which  I just learned about yesterday (11-23-2020) and  which I'm now offering as my content for this 199th episode of my Tuesday's Truths series. 

I am most grateful to the WBF and as you may know, this bird rehab place, along with pigeons are just a couple of topics pigeons are included in my three volume book series, Words In Our Beak.

This is a photo of my three volume book series, "Words In Our Beak." Information re the books is another one of my blog  posts @ http://bit.ly/2EdADpx
MY BOOK SERIES

Thank you dear reader, for holding good thoughts re this rescued pigeon's demise and stay tuned to see if I happen to encounter him again.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Special Time-Sensitive Offer from Fine Art America re my Images


Fine Art America, AKA FAA (the place that does my fulfillment for my art "merchandise"), offer for free shipping ends tonight, November 22nd at midnight EST. 

I have several varieties of greeting cards and a fraction of them can be seen within the images included in my poster which is atop this entry.

Some of my other greeting cards can be seen within the folllowing sequence of photos:

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Some of my photo-art is now availabe in jigsaw puzzle format!


One week ago today (11-12-2020), I announced on FB that Fine Art America (FAA) an online, print–on–demand art marketplace and fulfillment service company (who helps artists, like me, sell their images as wall art, home decor, apparel, and other lifestyle products), now have the ability to render artwork in frameable jigsaw puzzle format.

All of their packaging can be seen within my "poster" atop this entry.

Admittedly, the thumbnails may be hard to decipher, so I'm taking the liberty to show you larger images of my jigsaw puzzle's boxes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

"There's no place like home for the holiays...," which is a good thing, because due to COVID19 many people will stay in their living quaters, so make them cozy!


I have been away from Blogger for a week due to technical dificuilties with my computer and hope my absence has not caused my readers any inconvenience. 

But I'm back for now and hopefully longer, if all is resolved with my Mac's system.

At this time. I am grateful to annouce (albeit very last minute) Fine Art America (FAA) is offferig a one day discount (until midnight EST tonight, 11-18-2020) on my kaleidoscopic photographs which are printed on items for home decor, such as duvet covers as seen in the thumbnails affixed on the image of the poster atop this entry.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Colleen Elizabeth Ormond Passed Away Ten Years Ago Today (11-11-2010)

This is a photo of Colleen Elizabeth Ormond laying on a bed with her dog, Hero at her side. I don’t know the breed but I can tell you the dog is fairly small and has white fur. Colleen has red hair and is wearing a teal-colored sweater. Her left hand is resting on her chest as she looks towards the dog.  Colleen was born with with a severe form of a hydrocephalic condition which caused her to have several debilitating afflictions, including being unable to see due to resulting damage to her optic nerve.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JOYCE ORMOND

Ten years ago, on Veterans Day, November  11, 2010, Colleen Elizabeth Ormond (pictured here with the family dog, Hero), died at the age of twenty-five. I learned of her death late that night, not even a week after publishing a blog post about November being a month of remembrance for those who have died, and for those who mourn them.

Colleen was born with with a severe form of a hydrocephalic condition which caused her to have several debilitating afflictions, including being unable to see due to resulting damage to her optic nerve. 

Yet Colleen Elizabeth Ormond gave much love from the minute she came into the world until she left it, passing peacefully in her sleep on Veterans Day, having been a warrior herself. 

Colleen had fought the good fight and has now finished the race.

At that time, the family did request that in lieu of flowers to honor Colleen, donations could be made to Katibug, a non-profit foundation helping families who are caring for medically and physically fragile children like Colleen, in their homes.

Colleen's passing (and the fact that her parents and sister cared for her in their home) has always been part of my inspiration to follow through n my book project Imperfect Strangers.

The book discusses growing up with the condition of NF (Neurofibromatosis) and I've posted a video re my endeavor which can be viewed within my Vimeo channel as well as my You Tube channel.


VIEW ON VIMEO
VIEW ON YOU TUBE


The goal of my ptroject is to not only raise awareness about NF, but to educate the general public about consequences re how remarks made to an individual with any physical (or mental) difference can have a profound, long-lasting impact that last a lifetime.