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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

An Update Re My Crabapple Tree ETC

MY GARDEN IS THE SETTING FOR "WIOB"

So thankful that JV was able to come over yesterday and help me with my crabapple tree that topped over during severe winds that occurred in early April, which I wrote about on Blogger at the time. The "repaired" tree can now be seen on the left hand-side of the image (featuring a partial view of my garden) atop this entry.

It's so great to report the fact that my crabapple tree is now standing upright on her own (just to the north of my bouncer).

Like yours truly, JV and I have been sheltering in place nearly every day since our governor locked down NY, so he wasn't able to come by and I had been securing the tree with my bouncer as well as weighty materials.

In any event, that's history for now because JV and I were able to get my garden back in order. We each wore two masks while we worked, plus and he and I were able to keep the right distance from each other. He worked outside when I was inside and I worked outside while he was inside.

Speaking of masks, I'm grateful to Chris Deatherage for his work on my press release that describes my masks. As you undoubtedly know, dear reader, in addition to washing hands and appreciating nature, there is much more one can do, including wearing a mask.

It has recently been noted that the importance of wearing a mask cannot be stressed enough as a means a to prevent one person from inadvertently spreading the coronavirus to another.

But the effect of one seeing so many people wearing masks has already had a profound psychological impact on many persons; therefore when Fine Art America (FAA) recently informed me that it had added the ability to imprint my images on cloth face-masks designed for everyday use when out in public through its sister site, pixels.com, I was thrilled at the prospect of being able to have this done.

With so many people wearing face-masks, I started to think what it must be like for babies, toddlers, and older children — or residents of assisted living and nursing home facilities cut off from visits by family and friends — to be looking into the faces of adults wearing a “clinical–looking” mask.

How frightening and confusing that must be for them! I hope that seeing my images imprinted on face-masks makes the world a lot more cheerful for them.

I have joined with fellow FAA artists by selecting four of my images to be used with face-masks.

They can be seen in the following four images (or via the link https://bit.ly/2S15zjM to view them all together on FAA). Please note by clicking on a photo (below) for an individual mask, you can read specifics related to it.

AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA
AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA
AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA
AVAILABLE VIA FINE ART AMERICA


Each mask, made from 100% polyester, is one-size-fits-all using two woven, elastic loops to secure it around the ears.

By the way, a press release announcing my masks ia also available. Please click here to read it and remember, when purchasing, be sure to read the full description on the product page.

On another note but re my garden, an array of birds (only a few are included in the photo-ops with this entry and they can be seen in the next sequence of photos) continue to visit my garden which really lifts my spirits.

EUROPEAN STARLINGS HAVE A STORY IN VOL 3 
AMERICAN ROBINS HAVE A STORY IN VOL 3 
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS HAVE A STORY IN VOL 3

As you may know, my garden is the setting for my book series, Words In Our Beak.


And to reiterate what I've been saying here on Blogger, "During this time where many people are confined to their homes due to lockdown restrictions (re the coronavirus pandemic), these books (whose stories are set in my rooftop garden) are great to have around as a reminder that there is still so much beauty in our fallen world."

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