Sunday, September 16, 2012

Afternoon at the Lake

What an enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon - reading a good book on our porch by the lake, a few years ago.  Angela's Ashes was such a well written book, I didn't want it to finish.  
I used Anna Aspnes and Katie Pertiet's brown paper for this page. Background paper is mine. The font is Signerica. Inspired by Maine Every day, by whatnext at Oscraps 

A small Japanese village, at the foot of Mount Fuji, May 1970

This tiny village was so small, so intimate, it felt as if we were trespassing.
As I glanced through the open doorways I noticed the ground of dirt and 
pebbles running right through to the living area of some of the homes.
My camera was far too invasive to take many pictures, so l only took this and
another of the beautiful windsock carps that flew strong and proud above the rooftops.
Tango no sekku is the celebration of Boys Day in Japan, and each carp 
symbolizes a son in the family, a very large one for the eldest and the rest ranging down in size.