Tuesday, 27 November 2012
I did want to walk by the river today as I'm looking for the perfect fallen branch to paint white and use as a Christmas tree. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find just the right shape and size. However when I saw how angry the river was I decided not to risk crossing the bridge and came home to get on with some more cereal box tree decorations instead. I got out my Nestabilities hearts and stars and added in some Wplus9 die cuts and stamps, old sheet music, kraft cardstock - plus a few rhinestones coloured with my Copics.
I do hope the little bridge survives as its been there as long as I can remember and probably long before that too. I'll have to visit again tomorrow to make sure its still there.
I'm not complaining about my aborted walk as many houses have been flooded in our small town today. You can see from the two photos how the river has swollen in the night. I've never seen the water as high as this before and the usually quiet and slow flowing river I photographed in Spring has turned nasty, flooded the housing estate you can see in the distance, the park and fields around. These poor sheep have almost been marooned in a small space at the bottom of their field.
Luckily I live in the old part of the town near the church which was built on top of a hill - there are some advantages to living on higher ground even if I do complain about toiling up and down with my shopping. Hopefully the river won't rise any further tonight - though there is a worry about more water pouring off the hills that surround us.
Supplies: Wplus9 Folkart Flurries stamp set, Seasonal Sentiments die collection, Nestabilities basic hearts and basic stars