Friday 10 April 2009

A monthly Challenge

I have made a monthly LO for the green buttons house challenge over on UKS. This is the first time i have done a monthly LO for about a year but i was so inspired by the poem chosen and some recent pictures i snapped whilst out on a walk with the family last week.

Here is the 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.

Here are my photo's

And here is my LO. Changed alot from my initial sketch but i love how it evolved, lol

Thats it for now as i am taintively printing order of service inserts for my brother and my printer is being very tempremental at the moment.



Mrsjobee said...

Gorgeous photos - and love the LO. Don't think I have ever done a house challenge - good luck with it.

misteejay said...

Beautiful photos Sarah.

Toni :o)

Paige said...

Beautifaul LO sarah. I love the thick strips of PP and the square photos !!!!! mind if i lift your idea?