As we drove north off of Whidbey Island, the sky began to lighten. When we pulled into Edison (population 133), a short time later, the sun was peeking through the clouds. We arrived at 11:45am and were told the parade would start promptly at noon. While waiting, we wandered through a local gallery featuring a show displaying beautiful bird art. Paul tried to get into the Breadfarm Bakery (a must visit if you ever find yourself in Edison) to get us a snack but it was too crowded. This was just as well because the parade was about to begin!
|Parade attendees looking forward to an exciting event.|
|The Grand Chicken Marshals start the parade.|
|Every parade needs a float and people dressed as chickens handing out candy.|
|Even canines got into the poultry spirit! |
The giant eyeballs and beak are great, but what really transforms
this golf cart into a chicken is the comb on top.
|Some good looking girls (hens) on the left but that chicken on the right is just plain scary.|
|What better way to end a Chicken Parade then with a pedal bar!|
Scratch and Peck
10x8 inches, oil on linen canvas, 2016
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These two girls are out doing what they love best: scratching and pecking. This image captures them in mid-scratch. They scratch the ground, head up, with one foot, then they dip their heads and peck at any morsels they unearth.