Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public.
I really enjoyed doing a watercolor sketch of the bridge, there is just something about bridges that I love. Water on the other hand is very hard to do and rarely is the water actually blue so I always think it looks a little weird, but I am trying to draw what I see regardless of whether I think it looks right. I did enjoy the goose that swam into the picture and was glad I captured him. I did however make sure I stayed under the shade of a big tree so I didn't add to my sunburned body parts from the other day!! I do need to remember to add sunscreen and insect repellent to my arsenal of sketching supplies.