Friday, May 27, 2011

Five Must See Sights in Talbot's Peak







"Good Friday Morning my fine tourists.  My name is Talullah Belle and I'm going to be showing you all around our beauteous Talbot's Peak!  We here in 'The Peak' are so proud of our little mountainous town that we greatly enjoy taking visitors on the rounds.  Now, we're walking, we're walking... 

Our first stop today is this quaint little shop where the two most opposite cats in the world love to lay.  One has the most gorgeous coat of white while the other is a touch scrawny and bald.  Both cats display a keen intelligence which can be a bit spooky and the Barista has a head of blue hair, but she makes the best cup of Joe in the tri-state area so we try not to stare.  Ten minutes everyone, then we need to be on our way...

...Everyone have their coffee?  Good, and we are off. 

Next up, our local newspaper, The Guts and Butts and Gazette.  You can see it down on the other side of the square there with the ah, interesting sign.  Yes, it does resemble a, ah butt with the crack between the B/G.  The town council has tried to send someone in to speak with Nick the Editor on several occasions to request the immediate removal of the sign, but the animal noises keep everyone out.  Your would think there was a zoo in there, but the only people going in and out are as human as you and me.  Go figure...

Moving on...

Quickly, quickly...the next site is right here on the corner of Shape ave and Shifting drive.  Those of course are not the real street names, but as you can see, the town dubbed them as such and gave them honorary street signs.  It has been claimed by many that if you stand quietly on this corner you will at one point or another see an animal that doesn't quite fit the mountains of Montana.  Sometimes, the animal might fit, but what it's doing certainly does not.  Why just last week someone claims to have seen a bighorn sheep riding on the back of a motorcycle...  Fabulous, just fabulous, right!   Well so far there is nothing to see here, but if you're staying in town come back again and you might get lucky...

And we are moving...

Up around this corner is the Talbot's Peak sculpture garden, you know kind of like the one a few states over in Minnesota with the big spoon and cherry.  Only this one has the worlds largest litter box.  This site is a real puzzle.  One night building started on the base, but no one had ever gotten approval to build there.  When the town council marched over there with a cease and desist order, they never found the culprit.  They even went over at night and no one...yet building continued.  It was almost like the artist could change shape or something.  Crazy, right.  Since they could never find the artist, work continued and we soon had ourselves a very large kitty box.  Many people in town were very put out with the new work of art, hissing and growling, but it didn't take long for the next sculpture to appear...

What is it, you ask?  Well see for yourself... Talbot's Peak now boasts not only the worlds largest litter box, but also the worlds largest dog stakeout and chain.  Artsy types are so odd sometimes...

Moving on...

Here we are, the bus' have arrived on schedule.  Watch your step getting on.  Our next 'not to be missed' site is the Last Bite Lodge for a spot of lunch.  They say sometimes you can hear bawdy music and animal cries late into the evening at the site...maybe we'll be lucky enough to hear some today, but be careful of what doors you open out there.  Some folks have never returned once they opened the wrong door...

Driver, we are ready.  Ooh, how about a stop along the way?  Get your camera's out everyone, in case the unicorn is out to play..."

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You know, it's crazy sometimes how ideas pop into your head...I had nothing for this weeks blog(due to my own crazy, broken down car and lots of appointments week) until Talullah Belle plopped herself down in my Green room this morning...oblivious to the growling shifters around her and took me on a tour of her ever changing town... 

Won't she be shocked when the veil is pulled back!  LOL

Have a wonderful Friday!

22 comments:

Savanna Kougar said...

Talullah Belle will definitely be shocked. And, she must be a bit of an odd duck herself, to continue living in The Peak.

Wonderful flash, Serena

Commiserating over your car, and good vibes coming your way.

Serena Shay said...

Yep, Savanna, she is an odd duck to be sure...I wonder if she has recessed shifting genes. Maybe great-grandma had a secret. ~wink~

Thanks for the good vibes, they are much needed right now! :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Hmmm... recessive genes... I wonder...

Rebecca said...

I love it! It's always fun to take a look around town through someone else's eyes.

Pat C. said...

This is too good for words. What Talbot Peak needs is its own cable access channel, and someone like Tallulah Belle to host the "Right Around Town" segment. Who knows what they'd catch on camera? Maybe even that elusive unicorn.

Love this flash, Serena!

Recessive genes in the odd duck's ancestry? No doubt from her great-grandma, Daffodil ... known to her family as Daffy ..

Savanna Kougar said...

Daffy... lol...

Serena Shay said...

Thanks, Rebecca! Talullah Belle see's what she wants to, that's for sure, but she was fun. ;)

Serena Shay said...

Hmmm, Right Around Town I like it! Might have to give that one some thought. :)

OMGosh...Daffodil-Daffy! LMAO That's perfect. And rumor has it that great-grammy Daffy might have had a bit of a waddle. It would explain Talullah's penchant for wading in the town fountain. ;)

Pat C. said...

I wish you hadn't mentioned the town fountain. Now we'll have to throw somebody into it ...

Does it have seahorses or mermaids?

Savanna Kougar said...

The town fountain obviously connects to our Nessie's lake, and thus to the underground ocean. And, I bet there are 'others' who using it as a sort of water portal.

Rebecca said...

Is the town fountain shaped like a doggie water bowl by any chance?

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, funny! How would a werewolf design a fountain?

Rebecca Gillan said...

I was just thinking, since the sculpture garden has a giant litter box and a stakeout and chain, the pond ought to be a water bowl...

Serena Shay said...

LOL...I think a water bowl sounds perfect! And Pat, I'm sure I saw seahorses in there. ~wink~

Savanna Kougar said...

Ooooh, a seahorse shapeshifter... I've loved those little critters forever...

I was trying to think like a werewolf, as far as design... but then, our town sculpting artists could be of another breed.

Pat C. said...

Of course it's a water bowl. And just a guess here, but I'll bet the seahorse shapeshifter is a single father. Of twins.

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat sounds like a perfect character for you.

Serena Shay said...

Oooh, I agree with Savanna! Pat, a single seahorse father of twins would be a faboo character...

You know, our town sculptor could be a bird shifter...who has the luxury of an overhead view and a secret enjoyment of stirring up trouble between the cats and dogs or maybe it's Gil, come to play! LOL

Pat C. said...

I doubt if it's Gil; I don't think he's artistically inclined. I like the idea of art from a bird's-eye view. Does Penelope have a sister? Building sculptures instead of a nest?

Drat. I've almost got Monday's blog finished but now I've got the other idea. Our Heroine is texting and falls into the fountain (actually happened in a nearby mall) and Hunky Single Dad fishes her out. Now I want to write that instead. Maybe I'll put it up to a vote. Damn seahorses.

Savanna Kougar said...

A bird shifter would be perfect... and if there are any artistically crafted crop circles... an aerial view is perfect.

Oh, wow, Pat... one for one Monday, the other for next Monday...?

Rebecca Gillan said...

Or one for Monday and a "breaking news" special for Thursday. I like the idea of a werewolf sculpting. I bet a wolf made the first, some cat made the second to get back at the wolves, then a bird decided to stir up mischief by making the water bowl (which handily could serve as a huge birdbath.)

Savanna Kougar said...

A huge birdbath... that's good! Talk about some summer fun for the kiddo shapeshifters, too.