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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Today's WW* is influenced by St. Francis's love of animals (*Wednesday's Wisdom)


The young cardinal who is facing forward in the photograph atop this blog entry, is named Frannie for Saint Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is today, October the fourth.

He is the patron saint of animals, ecology, as well as merchants; and he is represented in my home by a small statue which is on the book shelves above my desk (this can be seen in the next picture, where his figurine is at the far left).


In any event, Frannie was given this name by her mother, Cam; and within the image above this posting, Frannie can be seen spending time in one of her favorite places, the container which is home to my 'Tamukeyama', and on either side of her are house finches.

The green foliage that you see belongs to my Actinida kolomikta and Actimida (Kiwi Vines), who are the stars of my first urban garden-themed movie, The Kiwi Speaks! Fifteen Minutes of Fame...almost; which can be viewed within my You Tube channel. Cam, as you may know is the author of the book, Words In Our Beak Volume One. 

Her story is currently available in two digital formats (one is via the iBooks Store and the other is within Amazon's ePub selections);


as well as in soft-cover (through the MagCloud store).


Be that as it may, in addition to his love of animals making him the patron saint of them; I've just learned that Saint Francis is also the patron saint of merchants.

And, now that Chris Deatherage is towards the end of the process of re-formatting Words Into Our Beak Volume One into a jacketed hardcopy format so that bookstores and other merchants, I'm hoping for some intercession from Saint Francis for success in this endeavor!

Meanwhile, I hope I can tone down my temper and follow the wisdom of Saint Francis and become "a channel of his peace," as expressed in the You Tube video directly below.



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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