Blogger Patricia Youngquist is an author and a photographer. Her recent e-book, BIRD TALES, is interactive and includes the Blue jay featured above. Prior works include versions of WORDS IN OUR BEAK, where the stories are narrated by Cam, a female cardinal. Additionally, some of her photographs have been licensed by Fine Art America to reproduce as wall art and on to an array of surfaces for various products! Do view both side-bars for specific details on all of this.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.”
The sweet cardinal who visits my garden usually sits in "her" perch in a tree in my neighborhood, where she often sounds like a telegraph machine, perhaps she's up there texting her birdie comrades, as to if I've put out any food for them to nosh on. Today in between her "tick-tick-tick" sounds, she was quoting Jacques Deval who is known for saying, "God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages." I think she may have actually picked up this quote from reading my blog, for this past December, here on Blogger, I made reference to Deval, in relation to his quote about flowers and vases; if you'd like to refer to my entry regarding this, please click here.
I have good reason to believe she spends a lot of time gazing at the computer, for she has a bird's eye view into my window, and the minute, and I do mean minute, I turn on my lights in the morning, she begins her "tick-tick-tick" texting to let other birds know that I am awake and will be putting out food for them!
Then again, she loves her "perch," and when she isn't eating, texting, or chit chatting, she is involved in her other activity of the day: napping. As you can see from the image posted below, she is taking a snooze in the container that houses my 'Tamukeyama' (Japanese Red Maple)!
My 'Tamukeyama' provides a sanctuary for a few of the birds which visit my urban garden, as evidenced in the images posted below:
T he leaves of my awesome tree have disappeared for the season. But, even without her breathtaking foliage, which has been featured in some photo-ops on my Pinterest Foliage Board, as well as in "stories" on TLLG's tumblr Pages, and in other entries here on Blogger, including one which you may refer to by clicking here, my Tamukeyama' is a source of solace and inspiration.
Perhaps, dear reader, you may recall that she was one of the co-stars in my first garden themed Virtual Story (movie), which was titled, "The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame . . . almost," that you may view in my You Tube Library by clicking here.
A sequel to the aforementioned movie is in the works as part of my indiegogo project, but I'll end with that thought dear reader, as I'm ready to take a nap, for, "if truth be told," as "they" say, I'm in need of snooze like my beloved cardinal!
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