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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Remembering Mary Shelley ETC

Today is August 30th, 2018, which means the official end of summer will not occur in my hemisphere for a few weeks (on Saturday, September 22, 2018 EST); and yet, many stores in NYC are already filled with Halloween merchandise. 

While I make it a habit to decorate my home for the holiday by using figurines clad in Halloween costumes, such as the ones seen in the image atop this entry. The photograph was taken in bygone years and included in prior entries within this blog, such as one which you may reference by clicking here.

As you can see in the picture above, and perhaps even more so in the photos directly below (because two of them have squares and circles affixed to them...

... some of the figurines (and seen even more clearly in the close-ups below) ....

are dressed in costumes related to Frankenstein, the character created  by author, Mary Shelley, who was born on this day of August 30th (in 1797). The anniversary of her birth is probably why I find myself thinking of Frankenstein on this hot August day.

I have written about Shelley a few times within this blog, but have since come upon more info related to her and the back stories behind the creation of Frankenstein, such as one featured in The New Republic.

It is way too early for me to be thinking about Halloween, other than to say that safety measures re outdoor decorations for this holiday should be considered for certain decor relating to the festivities, as they can be harmful to birds. 

This is something Cam mentions within volume two of my Words In Our Beak book series.


Cam, the cardinal who tells the stories in both volume one and volume two (as well as in volume three which will be released this fall) hopes that her characters will have a long legacy, as was the case with Shelley's Frankenstein.


Hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can 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 CollectionKaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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