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Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Musings


The whimsical character seen in the first image may be familiar to those who have followed my cyber-venues. She has been visiting my succulent garden (as well as my armoire) clad in her butterfly Halloween costume for a few years during the season for this holiday. If you'd like to read what I said about her in bygone times, when I wrote for Hometalk, please click here

A real butterfly seen in the next five pictures is one that I happened to see when I was in Central Park yesterday. The lovey insect was alighting on flowers near the 72nd Stret entrance to Central Park. It was a lovely site to behold, especially since I have not seen a butterfly in my rooftop garden for quite sometime!





But I still recall how thrilled I was when I saw a butterfly alight on my Physocarpus opulifolius (Coppertina Tree) that was growing at my urban garden!

On that particular day, I recalled Richard Bach (Jonanthon Livingston Seagull) observation: "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly."

And at the time I was so moved by seeing this phenomenon that I made a mini movie about it which can be viewed on Vimeo. I also took a number of photos of the incident and Cam agreed to let me feature one of them in her book, Words In Our Beak Volume One (which is available in digital for mat via Apple's iBooks or Amazon's ePub books).




Recently, I rendered the book's butterfly image into a postcard which can be seen below. 




Meanwhile, I plan to see my whimsical character in the very near future as Halloween will be here at the end of next month which begins this coming Saturday! In the interim, I hope to see more real butterflies in my garden as well as in NYC's great parks!


ADDENDUM FALL 2018: 

The digital versions of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold.


Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.

Additionally,  I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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