Tuesday, 21 April 2009

UKS April House Challenge

April's monthly house challenge on UKScrappers (set by the Green Buttons) was to take inspiration from part of this poem

An April Day

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
'T is sweet to visit the still wood, where springs
The first flower of the plain.

I love the season well,
When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell
The coming-on of storms.

From the earth's loosened mould
The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives;
Though stricken to the heart with winter's cold,
The drooping tree revives.

The softly-warbled song
Comes from the pleasant woods, and colored wings
Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along
The forest openings.

When the bright sunset fills
The silver woods with light, the green slope throws
Its shadows in the hollows of the hills,
And wide the upland glows.

And when the eve is born,
In the blue lake the sky, o'er-reaching far,
Is hollowed out and the moon dips her horn,
And twinkles many a star.

Inverted in the tide
Stand the gray rocks, and trembling shadows throw,
And the fair trees look over, side by side,
And see themselves below.

Sweet April! many a thought
Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed;
Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought,
Life's golden fruit is shed.

I've used the last verse as my inspiration and a photo of my youngest sister and her husband; surprisingly, on their wedding day. You hadn't guessed that had you? lol

The orange bloom has been inked to make it the right shade and I've used a Sakura glitter pen to  draw a frame around the main body of the LO.

Thanks for looking.
Take care, love and hugs,
Sarah C xoxoxo

1 comment:

Ruth (ooffee) said...

Don't you look alike?
Enjoyed the poem - the colours on you LO are great. Loving lace at the moment too!