Lake Kivu

One of my absolute favorite photos from my trip to Rwanda was this one of the boats out on Lake Kivu. 

I was mesmerized by the way the water slid right into the sky, as if the gentle waves would go on and on into eternity. And I could just make out the sounds of the men calling to each other as they rowed. Looking at it brings me right back to that beach - to the lapping of water against the shore, the call of birds, the smell of sunscreen, and the feel of the hot sun warming my face. 

When I saw a Living Social deal for a 16 x 20 canvas from ImageCanvas, I bought it that instant and knew exactly which photo I'd be blowing up. 

I was a little nervous since I'd only seen it on the computer screen, but I needn't have worried. 

It's even more beautiful on the canvas. 

And I love that I can make out the silhouettes of tiny individual men against the sky.

I hung it over my dresser with one of my favorite paintings by my mom, and I think they compliment each other nicely. Another piece will be going next to them, but you'll have to wait to see that one. 

I am still so grateful that I got to go on that adventure with my mom and my sister and witness such incredible beauty, and I'm delighted now to have a gorgeous reminder each morning when I open my eyes and get ready for the day.