Hi everyone. My quiet weekend continues. Yesterday I only got as far as cleaning my car out (so glad that is done) and so MAYBE today I will do a little bit more. I am definitely off to the happy art place though, as soon as I finish my breakfast. The dogs are hopefully tired enough from their walk that they will leave me in a little peace for a bit. :)
So it is almost the end of July. I will say that with me in summer mode the month is just a wonderful and fun blur in my head. Good thing I keep a little calendar journal to remind me if what I actually did. Ha ha. I will say I still hate to see July end, even though there's still August, but I don't get the full month (of August) off to enjoy and somehow that back to school date lingers out there reminding me kids and classroom are coming.
So today I have one last page for Elizabeth's Art Journal Journey Summer Love challenge. I am sorry to say this page never got finished, even though I started it awhile back. However since it is done enough (although still curled up) I will share it.
You would think I would have had time to iron it flat. (Thanks to all of you who shared that suggestion.) However it got buried while I tried to figure out what it needed, and I found it yesterday, and decided it would be better to post it now. Otherwise it would end up back in the bottom of the pile most likely.
My inspiration for the piece was this sheet of scrapbooking printed vellum I had.
So last week I took a road trip to the yarn store ( which I talked about yesterday). On the way I saw signs for The Bridge of Flowers on the the Mohawk Trail. The Mohawk Trail is one of those old byways from back in the early days of automobiles. It runs from central Massachusetts through the northern Berkshire Mountains. It's a scenic route and the Bridge of Flowers is just one stop. I had driven at least some of the Mohawk Trail twice before many many years ago, but always in the early spring, so visiting the Bridge of Flowers meant I was not seeing a bridge of flowers. And since the bridge wasn't far off the highway, and I was on a summer road trip, I went to check it out.
And I'm glad I did.
The bridge doesn't look like much from this view, but you can see the fog covering the tops of the mountains which I thought was pretty.
Walking along the bridge was to walk through a lush and gorgeous garden.
I wonder how they managed for the plants to have so many blooms at the same time.
With this river and hilly view in the background.
I have tons more flower photos, but I will save those for T.
Hope everyone's weekend is going well.
Thanks for stopping by.