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Sunday, October 1, 2017

September's 30 days have passed for 2017. NEWS FLASH UPDATE: October has arrived.


September's 30 days have passed for 2017, and supposedly a number of birds, in the area where I live (at least the avian creatures who have admins) should have made their way south by now.

However, rather a given bird has an admin or not, according to a report (which was sent to me in an email) "the deadly hurricanes striking the U.S. and the Caribbean have changed the migratory patterns of birds, bringing unique species and migrating birds seeking temporary shelter to the New York City area, local birdwatchers said."

I have not noticed a change in terms of birds who visit my rooftop garden, but hurricane season is not over. As the adage re hurricanes states, "June too soon... Remember November..."

And we've had hurricanes in the area where I live during this period, these include Gloria (which happened in the 1980's, long before I was a Blogger), Irene, and Sandy. The latter of these hurricanes did have an impact on the birds who visit my garden and this topic will be included in volume two of Words In Our Beak.

In any event, it's just the first of October, and time will tell if NYC will be ravaged by a hurricane. I certainly hope not, but it's too early to say on day one of this month.

What I can say on this October first has been said by me in bygone years within prior posts. It's the Feast Day of St. Thérèse de Lisieux, which is the day I moved into my apartment in the 1990's.

Because of this, I have a framed image of her hanging above my desk. The picture I am referring to can be seen in the image directly below and is one you might recognize from my prior entries on Blogger (which you can reference by clicking here and here).


Living here has been far from easy, but on my anniversary of doing so, let me say that I am so thankful for the garden that I have at my place, and grateful for the birds who visit it.

2019 ADDENDUM: 

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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