Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #70 Bridge Too Far

I was not sure what this title really meant. Is it “the bridge too far” from operation market garden, the act of overreaching? Well, I decided to do it on what came to mind when I first read the words to the theme:

When I was a child, there was a story that went with the Tanabata Festival about two lovers who were only allowed to come together once a year.  The girl was the daughter of the sky king, and the boy a farmer. A great river separated the two, and on the 7th day of the 7th month, a boatman (the moon) would ferry them across to meet. If it rained,  magpies would come together to form a bridge over which the two lovers could cross and meet.  If you are interested, you can go to Tanabata for more on the festival and story.

Here are the credits:

Background: Irene Alexeeva Designs

Star Overlay: Mariscrap

Magpies & River: Google Images


  1. What a lovely story. Thanks for bringing the Tanabata festival story to us.
    The picture adds to visvalize the story. very well depectied.

  2. Your story is perfect for the theme and it is beautifully told. The birds are magnificent. Great work.

  3. Lovely story..your image is just perfect for the theme..

  4. What a beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing. Your art is such a beautiful interpretation of the story. I loved it all!

  5. Kaylene Maalste says:

    What a lovely way to depict the story.

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