Sunday, July 24, 2011


I had the opportunity to visit my mom in Missouri this month.  One of the things we did is paddle this pretty little river, the N Fork of the White River.

It is in a conservation area and is one of the prettiest places I've been!  It was supposed to be very hot and humid so we got an early start.  We had arranged to rent a kayak for me and to have a drop off 10 miles or so upstream.  The morning was just stunning!  There were so many turtles and birds along the way.  There were many places with cool rock walls and trees with hanging vines.  There were also several underwater spring areas where the water was turquoise and cool enough that it made a breeze.  It seemed like we were paddling in the tropics with all the vegetation and sounds of birds and cicadas.  The water was fairly calm with small rapids placed often enough that it was exciting.

I had my cell phone with me (in a dry bag, of course) and took a few panoramic photos along the way and my mom had a small camera with her to get more photos.  I took the feet photos with my phone.  The rest belong to my mom and are copyrighted.

I thought the long, vertical panoramas would work great with this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch and I went ahead and added that second page too :)  I used mostly Bo Bunny's Flower Child for supplies.

The sketch

My page

The full layout, because I am a two page kind of gal!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time!! the photos are just GORGEOUS! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What beautiful scenary! I can see where you get your photo taking talent from :) Glad it was a great time!

Rosie said...

Love what you did with the sketch and turning it into a 2 pager!

lisa said...

Thanks for playing with us at s.t xx

DanaMK said...

Love those colours!!! And great shots! Sounds like a perfect way to spend the morning. :)

Kath said...

Looks like fun!! LOVE the layouts!!