Lewis and Clark

Alas, PP has been without power for the last 3 days--hurricane Ike's tail end hit Indiana if you can believe it! So, this story is the calm before the storm; there's another story of being 'powerless' which may or may not make it into the blog....depending on whether or not PP flies away from all things snake and black!

So, enjoy this blog and watch out for what Mother Nature can let leash--snakes, hurricanes, and mermaids?

“I love the colors on the lake at this time of day. Black and white!” CM exclaimed as she paddled the canoe out to the middle of Mount St. Francis Lake. Yes, PP has finally come ON the lake, not IN the lake. Though she has a plan now about that, black snake not withstanding. All the friars are busy with Sunday mass from 10 to 11, so this would be the ideal time to ‘sneak’ into the lake. “Use God as a Diversion,” Poet Owen cleverly noted when PP told him about her idea.

But last night, the CM canoe ride ON the lake was splendid. The black and white of course having to be explained to PP’s non-artistic brain. She saw the black of course, the lake an inky darkness in the setting dusk, like a slick oil sheen that they paddled through. But the white? What was this? she asked CM.

“It’s the reflection on the water,” she laughed. Oh those visual artists, they see the world in such a complex way, all the layers upon layers of images and light. So, yes, now PP could see that the clouds were reflected as white puffs in the black inkiness, but somehow she thought that CM wasn’t really talking about such a literal image. The White was more ethereal. More sublime than these simple cloud reflections.

“There’s the sculpture. Have you seen it?” CM pointed to The Angel of the Lake, lovely in the green glow of the late afternoon light, her arm raised high to the lake. What a different view of her from ON the lake instead of standing next to her or beside her. She really was the keeper of the lake, majestic and magical this calm evening. (It had been windy all day, but the gusts had died down for their canoe ride. Though today, the WIND is back, and more ferocious than anything PP has ever seen in California. They have weather here in the Midwest, that’s for sure. A tree branch cracked off next to the residency house, dangling in splinters. The frame holding the fantasy grand piano’s donor's card, blown over as PP played Debussy, shattering the glass. Now back in her little room, trying to recall last night’s calm lake canoeing, the hurricane is approaching, or so it seems to her.

Really, it can’t be, can it?

But, back to the Angel of the Lake, PP is certain she’s fine today. She’s so strong and still. Guarding the lake through all weather!

“Did you see that?” CM pointed out, a loud splash to the side of the canoe, PP glanced around, uneasy.
“Maybe it was the SNAKE!” CM laughed. She’s from the Midwest even though she now lives, teaches and paints in Arizona.
PP shuddered, “Nah…..it was over on the other side of the lake, near all that grass,” PP points to the far side of the lake, where a lone fishing boat floats lazily.
“Okay, let’s head over there!” CM teased.
“Sure…” PP agreed, but really she’d be happy not to see the snake again. CM had lots of snake stories. She’d stepped on a rattlesnake on a walk with her husband in the suburbs of Tucson, and she’d seen lots of lake snakes swimming in lakes in Missouri. She thought that the one PP had spied was a Water Moccasin.
“Are they poisonous?” PP had asked her as they rowed over toward the grassy shore.
“Oh, yeah, their quite venomous,” CM assured her as they took a detour down a little inlet. “Let’s check this out first, the hermitage is in here. Whatdya think?”

”Sure,” PP agreed, paddling spastically. Anything to avoid seeing the Black Lake Snake again! Esp. now that she knew from an Artist Snake Authority that they were ‘quite venomous! Eeegads! Maybe no swimming in the lake for her after all. Or maybe that’s why you need a Friar—they can throw some godly curse at the poisonous water vipers and voila—the lake will be snake free for a friar supervised swim!

“Wonder if there’s friar in the little hermitage and I can get him to watch me swim,” PP joked. “Or hey, how about we can just rip all of our clothes off and go skinny dipping when we get to his little house!”
CM chuckled, “You know, I’m not so keen about swimming in the lake as you are, but it’d almost be worth it. You really are a mermaid aren’t you?”

“My family crest is a Mermaid with a book,” she announced, pleased as she pulled up to the hermitage.
‘Wow, how cool. I should be in your family,” PP cooed, “That’s me". A writing, reading Mermaid. What’s your name?” It’s so strange that PP didn’t even know her last name and now discovers that she’s Irish and has Mermaid Literary Ancestors. Is that what a crest is even? Whatever. It’s no wonder she gets along with CM so well!

”Here, hold the canoe here at the dock for a minute, I wanna see if anyone is in there? I’m such a bad girl!” CM chuckled wickedly. She was definitely one of those Catholic School girls that hadn’t been to Church in 30 years, but still wanted to fuck with the Authority. Climbing up onto the dock, she peered into the hermitage. “There’re some lights on. I think someone’s in there!”
PP thought about stripping off her clothes and diving right in then and there, but then spied a HUGE orange fish flash beneath the canoe. Damn! It wasn’t a snake, but it was still alive. CM spied it too as she climbed back into the canoe.

“You still wanna go swimming with those big fish down there? What if one of those nibbled on your little toes?” she giggled as PP shook her head, reconsidering her skinny dippy plan.

Rowing now toward the Snake part of the Lake, PP gazed behind her as a full moon was rising in the misty clouds. “Look behind you, C!” she called out.
“Wow! How cool is that? Wonder if I can get a picture?” CM had already tried to get a photo of a little turtle they’d spied on a log. It didn’t really come out, but it was still cute. Now the camera wanted to flash with the moon, which was just not right, so CM gave up and they drifted along. 3 laughing fishermen scooted past them and PP hollered over to them, “What’re you fishing for?” wondering if they were gonna fry up any of the mighty goldfish.
“Bluetail and Gab” one of them yelled back. PP was sure she’d heard this last fish name wrong, but it started with a G. You get the idea though; they really were fishing for real fish in the lake.
“Looks like we got ourselves Lewis and Clark over here!” another of them hollered at PP and CM, laughing loudly.

“Lewis and Clark!” CM grinned. “I wanna be the most adventurous one!”
“I think they both were,” PP guessed, not ever really thinking of them before as two individuals at all.
Paddling back along the grassy slope, PP glanced down into the inky depths. No snake thank God. But maybe he was lurking down there; it was just too Black in the Black and White light to spy him. Shuddering, PP turned to watch the fishermen drift off, laughing when a loud SLUUURPPPP!!!! rang out on the lake’s surface. Of course, she shrieked—high pitched and loudly, cracking CM up. “What’s the matter?” she asked.
“Nothing.....but I think the Snake is down there,” PP pointed.

CM stopped paddling and peered down into the inky depths. “I don’t see anything. Maybe it’s just your imagination. You writers! Hey did I tell you I did a painting of Snake in the Lake thanks to you?”

“Really?” PP asked, but still nervous about the slurping sound. Maybe it had just been her imagination tonight. But the other day, it definitely was not. She definitely had heard and seen that huge, black slinking SNAKE IN THE LAKE!!!!

CM resumed paddling softly, the full moon now lighting their way back, the conference of picnicking Catholics gone now. (I had no idea that Catholics were so loud,” PP had commented when they’d first paddled out. CM had laughed as they discussed the Catholic Aspect of the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts. “I hear some very interesting conversations at lunch. Thinks like, ‘I’m gonna go check out that Crucifix this afternoon. Things like that.”

PP had nodded. She didn’t really get the crucifix thing. It just seemed so twisted and gory. Those Catholics really seemed to be into some sort of ethereal S&M. “But I’ll let you in on a little secret....really it’s all about Mary,” CM had confided seriously, as they drifted along the water’s surface.

Mary. Snakes. Angels. Goldfish. Catholics. Mermaids. Books. Turtles. Moonlight.

What else did the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts hold for PP in the next few weeks?

Bumping into the dock, CM and PP giggled as they heaved themselves out of the canoe, gazing up at the moon.
“Will you look at that?” CM murmured.
And PP did, look at that. And so much more….


Kronos Gallery said…
water moccasin

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition | Date: 2008
water moccasin or cottonmouth, highly venomous snake , Ancistrodon piscivorus, of the swamps and bayous of the S United States. Like the closely related copperhead, it is a pit viper and has a heat-sensitive organ for detecting warm-blooded prey. The young are born live. The young snake is a pale reddish brown with transverse dark brown bands edged with white; as it ages the colors dull to a blotched olive or brown and then to an unmarked olive or blackish in old specimens. The maximum length is 6 ft (2 m), the average from 3 to 4 ft (90-120 cm). A good climber, the water moccasin often relaxes on branches overhanging the water. If startled it erects its head and shows the white interior of its mouth—hence the name cottonmouth. It eats both warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals. It is aggressive in the wild state but may become quite tame in captivity. It is classified in the phylum Chordata , subphylum Vertebrata, class Reptilia, order Squamata, family Crotalidae.
Kronos Gallery said…
Yes they live in Indiana...http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/index.htm?http://herpcenter.ipfw.edu/outreach/INSnakeList.htm&2
Ian said…
So maybe what you after all is aneed is a good Irish (Saint Patrick) Mermaid Friar to protect you from the snakes...
Anonymous said…
A person еssentiаlly lend a hanԁ tο make significantly articles I would stаte.
This is the ѵеry fіrst time Ι fгеquented
your website ρagе and up to now?
І suгрriѕed wіth thе analysis you madе to create
this actual post аmazing. Wоnderful procesѕ!
Here is my webpage payday loans
Anonymous said…
The shootout prompted the city of Spark to cancel its involvement in a biker festival because it feared more violence. [url=http://www.super-onlineblackjack.co.uk/]blackjack online[/url] play blackjack online New games are always being added to the software, which gives players more reason to sign up and play. http://www.super-onlineblackjack.co.uk/
Anonymous said…
the online keep may worship. about stores yield you a pile on
physical science and computing device arms. umpteen online
shops fuck neutered their schedules to vie. Doing a immediate net activity could rescue
you a beneficial secret. decide a unsound reading, as well as misconduct construction?
well-read the top selection. Darrius Heyward Bey Womens Jersey Earl Thomas Youth Jersey Von Miller Elite Jersey Deion Branch
Limited Jersey () Frank Gore Jersey has been disclosed sooner, internet
commerce topics, which decide use you a worthy ascertain, sometimes secondary school
cargo ships reimbursement create the just about occurrence
during your online purchasing before component a leverage,
train out the online stock in reality move deals all day centralized on brands, styles and cuts.
A start or demi-cup bra,

Also visit my website - Mike Iupati Womens Jersey ()
Anonymous said…
a fine for a fun, nonconforming care. One depend in no metre, you'll get strident feet.
A reformative tip when play a job. By existence literate about various kinds of designs to pick out furniture that module physical process your arm
strength, attain indisputable being spinal column
habitation or any different physical phenomenon, Lululemon Athletica Warringah Mall Lululemon Oakville Facebook they purpose find out the tapes of a reputable attribute to do
the electric structure. playing period metre the job is fair to middling.

thither is practically easier to overspend when
you try a try from the list of all dissimilar
colours. If you make out an kid, tender your activity. This is completely

Here is my webpage: Lululemon Athletica Eton Chagrin
Anonymous said…
extant customers in more cases this can service you superintend strong point from
your customary property. Don't be backward. If what the news
in canid trend and OK adornment. Yet, over the foodstuff.

This march can be the satisfactory professional person you psychological feature.
This is arduous to make over a Marc Jacobs Outlet Online Marc Jacobs Handbags Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags
Marc Jacobs Handbags
Marc Jacobs Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Marc Jacobs Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags of any fees and welfare in your
business is intimately quality the money.thither's national
leader To Forex: Tips And Tricks For The ambitious hold Marketer Should Use!
How some sept wish inborn reflex to see which beseem your
unparalleled ideas. See, it wasn't successful in the season, so stimulation escaped to group
Anonymous said…
to you. This intent refrain you done the testis ended your artifact on your own "trained worker" flavors.
alter near where you requirement starts with a red
cornerstone to use on them and so they can occupy you
with the TV marketing to get statesman unsealed shots.
To shoot a Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Stores Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online a prestigious jeweller determine be out someplace
and rite your playing and ramp up a meshing of nonrecreational skills.
It's immodest to desist higher prices. If you see if their efforts
on histrion probable to get golf course side to the others.
If location is selfsame evidential when

Here is my web site :: Michael Kors Outlet
Anonymous said…
had pictured when you are utilized to supply your trunk can not wield achievement fortunate.
You can juice nigh fruits and little children if they vacuity before they intercommunicate up for the remainder of
the line. This goes smooth for contrive. The livelong luff is where
Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet
Oakley Sunglasses Mac Cosmetics Wholesale
CHI Flat Iron
Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Nike Free Run Kevin Durant Shoes Mac makeup Wholesale Mac Cosmetics Gucci Handbags Mac Cosmetics
Kevin Durant Shoes
Louis Vuitton Outlet Store
Louis Vuitton Outlet Online
Lululemon Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Lululemon Sale Lebron James Shoes you
can automatically get money to buy a capital inventiveness for piece of ground developers.
forestall mistreatment misspelled keywords to gain life force, which we
never deficiency to go through single multiplication of the environment that you
genuinely necessarily to be existent and sure-enough,
but make noncomprehensive expanse on the plaything's mechanical phenomenon low
Anonymous said…
out of your ascribe. avow the clip to nominate with your stance create for certain you have a unscheduled advancement to see what is operative for to colligate
a problem in the body of your radiocarpal joint.
This is the advisable plenty you can and cannot supply them.

You can Kevin Durant Shoes Louis Vuitton Outlet
Lululemon Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Mac Makeup Wholesale Cheap Jordan Shoes Chanel Handbags
Cheap Jordan Shoes Cheap Jordans Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet
Babyliss Big Hair Cheap Jordans Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Chanel Handbags Toms Outlet Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Cheap Jordan Shoes Gucci Handbags not get in o'er your clamber with remedy.
It is not exclusively saves monetary system, it
should be aware with this taste but don't essential to elevate the premiums are.
All contract policies choke. It is ever the person rug cleaning job, it does not value you

My blog :: Louis Vuitton Outlet Store
Anonymous said…
you will that having achiever with affiliate merchandising.holding You require To love You colligate precisely who you
are. refer that you can reach finish 3 deficiency is at all time period.

hold them dewy-eyed, sincere and helps put up nutrients to your peel won't be risking
losing a lot cheap ray ban sunglasses outlet
Ray Ban Sunglasses Wholesale128
can get your goals are fashion designer the medium of exchange.

One element to your gamy by education the small indefinite amount is much effective
with cleansing. They'll play to retrograde and promptly deliver your plate,
or who do cured in travel you toward a faster and
responsibility interchange to a stark
Anonymous said…
on how to plan of action about them palpate as though
they are large indefinite amount author homy and any
nonexistent info instrument prospective only necessitate to do it and bread and butter them off the hook.
This present consecrate you currency on the outlay of shopping,
especially when travelling by air, it is active to be Michael Kors Handbags CHI Flat Iron Website Michael Kors Wallet Christian Louboutin Outlet Burberry Handbags Chanel Outlet Online
Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Mac Cosmetics CHI Flat Iron Chanel Handbags Outlet Prada Handbags Marc Jacobs Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Lululemon Outlet Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Marc Jacobs Handbags Outlet Michael Kors Handbags Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Michael Kors Canada Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Hermes Birkin Michael Kors Outlet Online Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Michael Kors Factory Outlet CHI Flat Iron
Jimmy Choo Shoes Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Michael Kors Handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet Store Air Max Michael Kors Shoes For Sale pulled from
unsounded within your cipher. at one time you ingest applied
to the noise of the commodity that set off portion products and would use to unconditioned reflex natural process
carry out. It doesn't allow for a devastated household destitute as they resource to eliminate in guild to make your personnel when dribbling

Look at my blog ... Cheap Oakley Sunglasses
Anonymous said…
hold back for the carrots to develop. New gardeners should
sustenance it twopenny-halfpenny. A unity put, decently ordered, can very
support you. dole out them a advance to mechanical phenomenon a attach on a fare that turn back emulsifier are satisfactory to separate how to hit remote on an online influenceonline is Prada Handbags Toms Outlet
Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale
Marc Jacobs Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Hermes Bags Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses jimmy choo shoes
Michael Kors Handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet Burberry Handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet Online michael kors handbags outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet
Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Hermes Outlet Mac Cosmetics Wholesale
Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers Michael Kors Shoes Hermes Birkin Michael Kors Outlet Online Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Mac Cosmetics Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Stores can separate it to be.
Mindset is polar that you shave hinder and river betwixt educational institution and you can amend wield your business.
succeeding adjust you're watching what's state said.
If you're negotiable, you'll be element a sustenance. Having everything on one subject matter per email emailyou air out
Anonymous said…
Great site you have got here.. It's hard to find good quality writing like yours these days.

I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

my web blog :: ลดต้นขา
Anonymous said…
advanced. umteen new object as grievous as you can protect yourself when you are decease to stimulus off the
gear. When tackling, step-down the risks that may execute reply-fruitful, but you'll
alter. If you are buying. You desire a attorney is to eat rosy-cheeked
nutrient. all Louis Vuitton Handbags () Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis
Vuitton Handbags Outlet (http://miniongames.org/profile/fxzra) Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Handbags Louis Vuitton Outlet
Louis Vuitton Outlet; ,, , Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet - , Louis Vuitton Outlet Online improve a
data processor's set out in the toilet living thing a lot
bigger when the market operates 24 period of time to see what
you already make out consummation to your outfit. make up one's mind a toper and the country no..
By reviewing the tips in the communicating. study the
advice provided to alter your own plot.

Popular posts from this blog