Monday, July 06, 2009

IF - shaky and weird and wacky in the midwest, part 2


It's a beautiful summer day on our recent trip to Indiana and we're sitting outside in my mom's backyard, under the shade of a giant tree. My mom, sister and I in a little group, with my daughter, Nikki and her cousin, Ben, in another little group, slightly ahead of us.
We hear some rustling from the tree and we all look up, expecting to see a bird or a squirrel, but it's a branch, breaking off from the tree, for no apparent reason. It falls, right on to Nikki's back! If she hadn't reacted and started to move away, it would have fallen right on her head!
Aside from a long scratch on her back, she was fine, but somewhat shaky after that and never would sit under a tree for the rest of the trip.

6 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Your illustration really captures story! Love the action and expressions. The tree is lovely despite the unfortunate incident. Glad she is ok!

Indigene said...

Wonderfully narrative!

Nina Crittenden said...

Yikes! Great illo- I esp. love the lawn chairs!

Rui Sousa said...

Marvellous work, really great one!
Congratulations!

justdoodleit said...

What a good illustration that has caught the startling moment nicely!

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

Great illustration. Glad Nikki escaped with cut rather than a lump.