Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z: "Z" is for Zenon's Souvenir Shop

    The tour has come to an end and there is nothing left for me to say but  thank you for coming to the Dragon Cave. I have no book or Amazon Card to thank you with for your company so I assigned Zenon, father of Tassin, to make some postcards for you.
    Zenon is the oldest dwarf in my staff. He didn't go with the others on the Ninja job because his sight is not good and Dragon Ancestors help his hearing. Don't strain yourselves trying to talk to him. As you will notice, he is not any Rembrandt but let's not kill the old dwarf's artistic spirit, shall we?

I know Zenon's postcards won't make it to your fridge door so allow me to thank you all for reading. May the Higher Powers shine their light upon you.  A special thanks to the following people for taking the whole tour (or nearly).

Alex J. Cavanaugh
Julie Flanders
C. Lee at The WriteGame
Jo from Jo on Food, My Travels and a Scent of Chocolate
Sue at CollectIn Texas Gal

Now if you excuse me, I'll enter hibernation mode for a short while. Nothing extreme, just one or two centuriesszzzZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZ...


  1. That's quite a cheering squad! Enjoy your hibernation - it's well deserved.

  2. It was a great ride, I will miss those dwarves.

  3. Great Z post and thanks for a month of great reading.


  4. Zippity DoDa!!! We made it!!! Zenon, I knew there had to be a YOU...as there is always 'One of Ancient Wisdom' to guide the Youngers. Thanks for the ShoutOut...it has been my pleasure.

    My Letter'Z'...Quilters Zodiac
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

  5. I think he did a fine job with the postcards!
    The tour has been awesome - great theme for the Challenge, Al.
    After tomorrow's IWSG, I plan on taking a snooze as well.

  6. Enjoy your well deserved rest. I don't get one as I shall continue blogging every day but Sunday. Thanks for the shout out Al. Enjoyed my tour of the dragon cave and I do hope the dwarves aren't too tired when they return.


  7. I had a great time meeting all your friends.

    Great theme, congrats on making it to the end!


  8. it has been a great trail of posts... you have shared new worlds with us... thank you!

  9. Those are lovely postcards. :) Maybe Zenon can't see very well because his eyebrows block his eyes.
    It's been a great time visiting with you here in the cave - which is a bit more crowded now with 600 dwarves! Hope you find the clones a home quickly. :)

  10. I totally think the dragon friendly post card needs a spot on my fridge!

    Awesome of you to give those loyal visitors a shout out. That took some awesome dedication on their parts!

  11. It is I who should thank you for the lovely posts, tour and extended friendship.

  12. I don't have a fridge that will accommodate all of those lovely post cards, but I do have a wall by my computer where art comes and goes to inspire me as I need inspiration--that would be only all the time. :-)

    Thank you for the shout out in your last post of this Challenge. That was such wonderful way to say goodbye to this 2013 event. I've loved my visits to your rare and magical Dragon Cave and Mother Dragon's Garden and the amazing Dwarf Cheerleader Day. All exciting. All motivating. And without which I might not have slogged through the alphabet.

    Hasta la vista.

  13. Al, its been a pleasure following your A-Z posts. I truly hope you get some well deserved ZzzZzzz's in there... especially since Alex spoiled all your dwarves (plus) lol

    For the oldest dwarf, I think that is fine art Zenon, don't listen to FD!

    Ahora, a descansar :D

  14. Love the background, so colorful, and the postcards, awesome!

    Thank you for all your visits to my blog, always fun to stop by here!

    Happy ending for A to Z!

  15. What tour would be complete without a trip to the gift shop to pick up a few souvenirs of the fun? Great postcards, enjoy your snooze....

  16. Aww, thanks for the shout-out, Al. It was definitely my pleasure to take the tour!
    Love the postcards. Big kudos to you and all of your talented dwarves. :)

  17. You deserve a snooze a few centuries? the moon will still be shining :)

    Happy A to Z


  18. congrats on finishing the A-Z! Zenon is a cute dwarf, i must say.

  19. It was an incredible tour. Thank you very much. And I am Dragon Friendly. :)

  20. I know I didn't make it here every day, but you're in excellent company. I didn't make it to lots of places every day!

    Toasting you for an awesome A-Z.

  21. I liked seeing the inner workings of the Dragon's Sanctum. The Dwarves were quite hospitable, I have to say.

    Well done, Al, I really enjoyed your theme and see you when you come out of hibernation :)

  22. Thanks for warmly inviting us into your home and injecting your posts with such wit and style. Enjoy the well-earned hibernation! And Zenon's postcards are neat. :)

  23. Those are adorable! I love the first one.

  24. Your postcards are fabulous. That is a wonderful way to put a wrap on the A to Z this year. Congratulations on a job well done!

  25. Beautiful postcards! Enjoy your nap! And thanks for your visits to the lobster boats in Maine!

  26. I love the postcards! Thanks for having an awesome blog! :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  27. What a talented postcard maker! So glad you all have survived so many visitors to your home for so long. Thanks for the invite, and congrats for making it to the end of the challenge.

  28. WAKE UP AL!!! you gotta dance because you made it!!

  29. Hey Al,

    I'm sorry I couldn't visit on every posting you did on the alphabet challenge. However, I have much respect to you and everybody who did this challenge I would never participate in :)

    Be well, happy blogging and I look forward to our further interaction, my friend.

    Gary :)

  30. Thanks for the tour! And hereI nominated you on my blog for the Liebster Blog Award http://frannychallenge.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/liebster-blog-award/