Journey to Ukazoo-Slide 30

Strolling Lawn Vases

Journey to Ukazoo

Slide 30: “Strolling Lawn Vases”

With Passport in hand I crossed the Border into Canada. By Wednesday, I made my way to an Inn in Saguenay, Quebec. I was offered advice from a recent acquaintance to brush up on my French, qui, heureusement, je l’ai fait (which, fortunately, I have done so).

On Thursday a delightful group of fellow artists from the U.S. checked in and I was invited to join them for a day of art activities and an evening of pleasant conversations by the fireplace.

Yesterday, the day before I was to depart for Maine, I spotted an excellent mystery book in the B&B’s Library. With only one full day to read it, I resigned myself to the front porch to start and finish the story before my head hit the pillow later that night. Engaged in the “who-done-it”, I was periodically aware of a procession of activity in front of the inn. I did take one picture of Three Strolling Vases and noted the rest on an index card. And this is what I saw.

On my first completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  An alligator beside a Maple tree.

There he sat, with fork and knife, staring at me.

On my second completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  2 Running Shoes.

Searching left and right for a couple of feet before turning into a       yard.

On my third completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  3 Strolling Vases.

Out for some shopping, and afterwards a well deserved drink.

On my fourth completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  4 Calling Cards.

Signaling they were roaming the area for a phone.

On my fifth completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  5 Spelling Bees’.

Looking to wheel and deal before buying a vowel.

On my sixth completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  6 Walking Sticks.

Discussing politicians, who sought their unwavering support.

On my seventh completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  7 Jumping Beans.

Even wearing heavy coats, they looked a little chilly.

On my eight completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  8 Smoking Jackets.

Reading posted warning signs of dangers ahead.

On my ninth completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  9 Butterflies flying.

Spreading out, they melted away into the sunset.

On my tenth completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  10 Leaping Lizards.

Ecstatic, over someone finally adopting a little Ann Arbor girl.

On my eleventh completed chapter, I just looked up to see,

  11 Wandering Radio Waves.

Creating a soft breeze with their frequency.

On my twelfth and final chapter, I just looked up to see,

  12 Mummers strumming.

Brilliantly in unison,  practicing for an upcoming New Years Day Parade.

Today, as I leave to continue my journey to Ukazoo, I make sure I wish all a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Holiday season. As for the Alligator, he was satisfied with the 1/2 a ham sandwich, potato salad, and chocolate chip cookies I shared with him.

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “Journey to Ukazoo” Slides are every Monday Evening.

New arrivals to the “Journey” please see Slide One for a brief synopsis.

Opening Art Reception, Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Ukazoo Book Store Towson, MD