The Urban Sketchers weekly theme is bridges. I had several sketches I’ve already contributed. But I thought I would go out and find a local, ordinary one to add.
I was sleepy after lunch but an afternoon in the sun, sketching, perked me right up. It was a perfectly beautiful day. Bright blue sky, fluffy white clouds, very sunny and about 65 degrees.
I went to the Cedar River and sketched a small, ordinary bridge. It is not at all picturesque but I wanted to illustrate the kind of bridge that is very common in small cities, such as where I live. This one was built in 1987. It is edged by bushes with nice, pink blossoms. I sketched a close up and added a couple fallen petals to my page.
The river was running very high. There was quite a storm yesterday, with thunder, lightening and heavy rain. A section of the river walk was closed due to water over top.
I saw this charming mallard mother and ducklings.