The Peanuts garden series strip (created by Charles M. Schulz ) that's featured atop today's blog entry was initially published on February 22, 1982.
I'm including it in this second day of May posting in honor of the fact that this month is considered to be Gifts from the Garden month as I discussed in yesterday's entry here on Blogger.
In any event, regarding the aforementioned comic strip:
According to the FB Page for the Charles M. Schulz Museum, it is "one of Jean Schulz’s favorite series of strips about gardening. In the Museum’s My Favorite Peanuts exhibition, Jean explains that in the early 1980s after she and Charles Schulz moved into a new home, the garden was of great interest to her, and Schulz often lent a hand. 'He always responded positively to my interests and was willing to help with my projects. He was ahead of his time emphasizing the simple tasks of gardening and rock wall construction, and for a couple of years he participated enthusiastically.'"
It's nice to hear that Schulz was supportive of his wife's endeavors, but if gardening isn't for you, dear reader, beware of a gardener who hands you a spade when you are in their garden.
Not that I would hand you this tool if you visited my rooftop garden, dear reader, for Juan V is the one who helps me takes care of many of my spading needs.
With his expertise, my garden is quite beautiful and many wild birds take advantage of its lushness, including Cam, the female cardinal pictured below, where she is having a convo with her husband, Mac, as they alight upon a railing which surrounds my rooftop garden.
|CAM AND MAC AS SEEN IN VOL ONE
Cam is probably telling him that in this Gifts from the Garden month, her hopes are that folks will give her book series, Words In Our Beak, to those who appreciate gardens.
She makes a good point, for indeed, her books (pictured below) a wonderful gift idea for anyone who appreciates "gifts from the garden" because my garden is the setting for her stories.
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.