Thursday, 13 August 2015


If there was ever a bird with an attitude it's Sylvester, a Silver Pheasant native to China.
A long time resident of the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, he walks freely throughout the myriad of pathways stopping foot traffic for the odd preening session or a nap. If he's in the path you have to back track to detour as his tail feathers are so long there's no way around him.
He's a pretty bird and he knows it. He will often stop a group when he sees a camera.
Poultry or not, he's a bit of a ham.

The inspiration for this layout came from the Lasting Memories challenge #254. The challenge is to use the provided sketch and add something with wings. Sylvester seemed a perfect winged specimen to use. Be sure to link up your sketch by the 28th of the month to be eligible for the draw prize.

Next week Lasting Memories continues its "Sky High" theme a challenge to create a page with a starburst or sunburst.


  1. Ronna - look at you go!! Love this page and your story. Your Vancouver album is getting there!! Wish I was scrapping with you - miss you xo

  2. What a great idea for the subject! Love your layout and the story behind it... thanks for joining us at Lasting memories!

  3. Oh my goodness - I love every single thing about this layout! Your colors, your take on the sketch and those photos...perfection! Sylvester looks like quite a bird! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  4. Sylvester is a very proud bird and you highlighted that really well. Thanks for creating with us at Lasting Memories.