Blue Shoefly and a trip to The Gorge!!


Yesterday was a great day for hiking and spending time with family and friends!! But first.....the card!!

This is a card that I made using that cute little Shoefly!! This time I used the colours from the Deja Views patterned paper and used my Prismacolour pencils and OMS to colour him/her in. I used that awesome Versafine ink again on shimmery paper and after I coloured the image, I added some Stickles on the wings. I used the Mega circle punch and then the Giga scalloped circle punch to cut out the Night of Navy cardstock. I also doodled around the frame in a not-so-perfect circle. I used NON for the base and matted with Old Olive and also did an OO strip across the center after stamping the smallest flower from the Little Lady set across it. I stamped the 'hello' from the Papertray set and finished it off with some silver brads in the corners. This card was sent to my Secret Pal through the Wish-RAK forum.



So yesterday we took Emileigh and her friend, Jacqueline for a little trip. We left here about noon (because the girls could not be ready before then) and we drove to Elora Gorge. It's about an hour and a half away from here and it was a nice drive. We got there around 1:30pm and entered the Conservation Area. There are lots of things to do there. There is a camping section, a play area, several picnic areas with pavillions. But the big attraction is The Gorge. It's a really awesome sight (at least it is for us Ontarians that generally live in a very flat area) and it's so beautiful. Al and I each brought our cameras and took some really nice photos. Hope ya like 'em!!



We walked the trail through the forested area and all along the Gorge. You have to be VERY careful!! Even though the trail is railed off in most areas, it is still quite dangerous and actually a couple of weeks ago, a young boy fell into the gorge and was killed. So we are very careful to stick together and we can see the girls at all times. They are kind of clutzy sometimes (I don't know where my Emileigh gets THAT!! quiet Mom!) and have been known to trip on the flattest of ground!!

Anyway, the trail was awesome and in several spots you can climb right down to the water. These couple of pics were taken along the banks of the water.



Emileigh took this photo of Al and I sitting on a rock and I especially love the next one of the three girls!! Notice I'm the shortest!! I'm sure I was standing on the downslope of the riverbank.....honest!!!



It was a wonderful day and next time we go, hopefully later in the summer when the water is warmer, we can do the super fun thing to do there.........go tubing down the rapids!!! Whippee!!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, that bug is so cute!

Colleen Schaan said...

First, I just LOVE that card...the bug is just the cutest and I really like NON and OO together.

Now, the Gorge is beautiful. We used to live near rocky hills, mountains, and steep river banks...now we live in possibly the flatest area of the United States! Uuugh...your pictures brought back great memories...and you three...doing that model pose! Gorgeous ladies!!!

GinaP said...

Wow, your day looks like it was beautiful - and what a wonderful place to enjoy nature! By the way, your girls are GORGEOUS - but I'm sure you already knew that!! Oh, and the card is super cute - I love it "shoo fly"/shoe fly... lol!

Sally said...

Those pics are FAB, 3 beautiful women! ;)
We need to do a week-end nature hike soooo bad, kudos to you for getting out and doing something fun!!!

Rochelle W said...

your card is super cute. You also have a great looking family.

Shadowcatcher said...

Love the colors on this adorable card! Looks like a fabulous place to spend the day! I think I'm going to have to visit Canada one of these days - I keep falling in love with all the gorgeous pics you post.

Pattyjo said...

Wow! Your girls are soooo pretty and I will be respectful with your DH...all I have to say about his is OMG!
You have a very goodlooking family!
Your card with the horse could not be any cuter!

Queen Mary said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures, beautiful girls, thanks for posting them! Very relaxing sitting here on a conf call!

Kathy said...

OMG!!! My sister and I were JUST talking th3e other day about camping at Elora Gorge when we were kids. We lived in Michigan and used to camp in Canada 4-5 weekends each summer. And Elora Gorge was one of our favorite places to go!! Thanks for the wonderful pix to go with my memories! Kathy

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