Welcome to "The Last Leaf Gardener," a blog by Patricia Youngquist. I am a photo-artist, bird-lover and urban gardener living in NYC. 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 (Right) for info. My website includes my non-nature themed images (Black and White as well as Kaleidoscopic). Click on the fourth image in sidebar (Right) to visit.
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
FAKE NEWS is FOR THE BIRDS!
"Fake News is FOR THE BIRDS!," claimed this American Robin, when he/she paid a visit to my rooftop garden (in NYC) yesterday. For as you can see, he/she is very puffed up! This what birds do to keep warm. It seems this particular guy/gal, took NYC's groundhog's prediction of an early spring literally (the prediction was real; but the reality could prove to be fake news); and this robin traveled here in anticipation of warmer temps! However, it was quite chilly yesterday!
He/she is fortunate to be a bird in that he/she can puff up; and does not have to pack winter wear when flying!
Imagine the cost he/she saves by not taking an airline that would charge extra fees for him/her to bring an extra coat on board!