Let's visit El Yunque

Hi everyone, again, a very inspired Monday I tell you...

this beautiful cup of tea at scrapfriends sure has me inspired
My sons Boy Scout troop is in charge of one of the trails at El Yunque National Forest and they mantain it once a month.  After leaving him there I took some time to photograph, it was a beautiful summer morning and with all the rain lately the waterfalls were nothing short of spectacular!


Believe me when I tell you I didn't want to go to work...
I loved that bit of PP paper with the "let's visit" quote so I used it as my starting point
 for my title work
Gorillas in the mist!!! the mountains were capped with a beautiful veil of fog!
I fuzzy cut that hand as we must protect our beautiful forests wherever they are for the future generations! I also fuzzy cut the paper to create a lace paper!
can you spot the bird? I found him by listening to his singing!

beautiful, gigantic tree ferns....

I used an envelope to contain my journaling and a 25 cents coin made in honor of our forest!!
El Yunque America the Beautiful QuarterIn the coin you can see Puerto Rico's Amazona  vittata the puertorrican parrot to your right and to your left our endemic coqui  Eleutherodactylus portoricensis a tiny frog that sings at night co-keee
Coquí comúnIf you click on the frog there's a link that will take you to coquiPR.com and there is a recording so you can actually listen to it!

So perfect for the contain it challenge at Webster's.  I used this sketch as a starting point.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting the forest with me!!!!


Salla said...

What a gorgeous forest themed layout! El Yunque looks like a place really worth a visit, if only I didn't live on the other side of the world in Finland! Also you have a really beautiful handwriting, by the way.

Thanks for your nice comments on
my flower garden layout for Scrap Africa and Berry71Bleu challenges, and welcome back again!

Anonymous said...

wonderful pictures1 And a fantastic LO

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhhh such a beautiful page and just love the colors!!! I will check the tiny frog out, it looks pretty cool!

Claribel Rivera Viera said...

que bello!!!


Love your lace paper and your theme! TFS those beautiful pictures :)

Lizzy Hill said...

You have sooooo rocked our Scrap Friends colour challenge....you FUSSY cut all that paper???!!! It looks fabulous & the little details. My fave of all time:):):) Oh, & that photoo...WOWSY!!!!!!

Sonia said...

Milly you did an absolutely beautiful creation.
Great Job.
El Yunque pictures look wonderful.
Hugs, Sony