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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday's Wisdom: Taking Some Time OFF (Even if something is undone!)

This afternoon an American robin, who was visiting my rooftop garden, called upon me to once again follow the wisdom of Elizabeth Lawrence. Ms. Lawrence is known to remind folks that "even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

As you may recall, dear reader, I've written about Lawrence's quotation in prior entries here on Blogger. Moreover, Cam and I included Lawerence's quote in the digital versions,

as well as the softcover version,

of Words In Our Beak Volume One (WIOB).The American robin was not included in this volume as his bird type arrived after the release of all the versions of this book; however, robins will be included in a sequel to WIOB.

In any event, I've been all wound up in promoting the book and writing the first sequel; rarely taking the time to spend time in my beautiful urban garden, which is the setting for WIOB. I confess that it is in my character to not comply with the adage of "sufficient unto the day...;" and someone once told me that my main problem is a job isn't started until it's finished.

My visiting robin seems to be aware of my character flaw and called upon me to take time, not to swatch the leaves turn, rather to watch him "negotiating" with one of the grapes that had been put on a plate-style bird-feeder (which he is doing in the next set of photographs).

And indeed I was truly impressed with his efforts! But I discovered his motive in having me watch him "interact" with a grape, he was hoping for more, as evidenced in the following picture, where he is giving me that puppy-begging look.

And of course I couldn't resist! I gave him some more grapes, and, then (after taking the grapes), he did what robins do: He went bob-bob-bobbing along!


I no longer actively produce event program covers, invitations and the types of greeting cards described here or on my website but arrangements might be able to be made under certain circumstances. My focus is on the Words In Our Beak book series, pictured below...

...whose stories are told from the point of view of Cam, a female cardinal, whose photo is on the cover of each book. Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in my rooftop urban garden in New York City.

Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The books include hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.

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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