Perhaps my sweet visiting cardinal (seen in image at the left) who flew the coop (my urban – NYC – garden), so to speak, which was an “incident” that broke my heart (as I discussed in my Blogger pages), returned yesterday not only to nosh, but to remind me that today, August 19th, is National Aviation Day, in honor of the birthday of aviator Orville Wright.
This holiday was created by a presidential proclamation by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, and my cardinal (as well as house finches and mourning doves which also visit my garden), has mixed feelings about it, as aircrafts have interfered with the space where birds fly, and often the media will claim that it is the birds who interfere with flight paths — just ask the geese in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park (whose “story” was discussed on TLLG’s Blogger pages in August of 2011).
Whatever the reason for my cardinal returning, I’m delighted, as my web-kin cardinal (pictured here at the right) does not have the same singing voice as his “real life” sister and comrade.
I certainly hope that, after her absence, my cardinal will stick around for some time and allow me to photograph her for the sequel to my Virtual Story (garden themed movie that “lives” in my Vimeo Library), “Words in my Beak (Book One.”
As some of my tumblr followers know, I’m hoping to include my Virtual Stories about the birds which visit my garden in DVDS that I’m creating for a project which “gives voice to things that live in a garden,” a Campaign I’m promoting on indiegogo.