Welcome to "The Last Leaf Gardener," a blog by Patricia Youngquist. I am a photo-artist, bird-lover and urban gardener living in NYC. My website includes my non-nature themed images (Black and White as well as Kaleidoscopic). Click on the second image in sidebar (Right)) to visit. I also have published a three volume book series, "Words In Our Beak," in which the stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. Click on the first image in the sidebar (also Right) for info.
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Today is #International TalkLikeAPirateDay!
With Halloween coming up in the next month, one of the characters who has visited my armoire — as well as my indoor succulent garden — while dressed as a pirate in honor of Halloween (pictured above respectively and below in "solo" photo-ops), has reminded me that today, September the 19th, is a holiday! It is known as International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
According to Holiday Insights, the origin of International Talk Like a Pirate Day is this: A man named "John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak. After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember. And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born."
Moreover, there is has a video on You Tube that will teach you to talk like a pirate, and you may access it by clicking here.
The aforementioned are yet other useful facts to know in the event that you are selected to be a contestant on “Jeopardy,” where a situation could arise, that by knowing this info about pirates you could cause you to win $$$$$$!
And of course, you could then use some of your prize money for private lessons in how to talk like a pirate, or as I've said in prior posts (re winning money on "Jeopardy") you could use your prize money to buy my cardinal, Cam’s digital book, "Words In Our Beak Volume One," which is written in from her perspective, which admittedly is not like a pirate's!
ADDENDUM FALL 2018:
The non-hardcover version (or 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 viaFine 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.