It is pitch black here already by 10pm now, so when I went to bed yesterday around that time I could see nothing when I had turned out the light. I always have an open window during summer (with a mosquito net :-) ) so I like to listen for all sounds out there for a while. The only thing I heard last night was the sound of grasshoppers and katydids. Sometimes I can hear an owl or two if I´m lucky.
I then realised that I have troubles hearing the sounds from the katydids with my right ear. I always use ear protection at work and have always done so, so this must be a normal aging thing. The sound is made in such a high frequency that when as one gets older it´s more and more difficult to hear them. I got a bit sad there for a second or two because I will miss it once it´s gone.
I don´t know if I only had dozed off or if I was sleeping, but suddenly I heard a loud screaming noise. Have You ever heard a hare scream when a fox gets it? It is creepy because it sounds much like a human scream and that was what I heard last night. It´s not a good thing to wake up to that sound I can tell You. It took a while until I realised what it was, but my heart kept beating hard for a long time afterwards :-)
If You click on this photo to make it bigger You can see a dark shadow in the and of this road, just over the gree string of grass. Since that place is close to where I heard that raccoon like sound yesterday I got a bit curious.
But it turned out to be this deer that You can see in the middle of this photo, just where the light green grass meets the darker green trees. You have to click on the photo so it gets bigger to be able to see it.
I woke up to a foggy, damp and quiet morning. Not a sound could be heard and only my closest neighbour was up since he has to go to work. I love walking around in fog even if I finally get so wet that it´s unpleasant :-) There are no sharp edges and the light is creepy in a way. I can see shadows moving around and it can be an animal but it can also just be the fog. Those times I feel like I´m the only one living.
It´s still rather silent outside. I can hear the warnings sounds from some birds in my garden. I guess it´s Teodor out hunting. They would never even have noticed Bertil, he´s a too good hunter for that. I can also hear a moped passing by my cottage. It´s a neighbour that is about to fetch his morning paper. He really could walk, the distance isn´t that far to be honest, but he just loves that moped of his :-)
I promised Didi I would show You some of my drawings I´ve made long ago. Well I promised to show her really but since You all can see my photos I´ll allow all of You to look at them :-) :-) :-) I usually throw away everything I´ve drawn because I always find something wrong with them. But for some reason I have saved these. I also draw a rose yesterday and I´m really not happy with it. It looked ok until I started the shading of it. Personally I think it looks like a piece of meat that someone has walked on. In my defence though, I haven´t been drawing for a long time.
Well, now it´s time for a cup of tea and some breakfast. Today I have to papers to read because they don´t deliver the Sunday paper here on Sunday mornings. I live to far away from Falköping for that.
Have a great day now!
This is the rose I tried to draw yesterday. I´m not happy with it at all. I did try to draw a rose perhaps a year ago, but that came out so bad no matter how I tried that I stopped to draw again. GThis one, however bad, does give some hope that I might be able to draw decent once again.
No, this is not Jesus :-) It´s actually from an old commercial for Ecco boots. I didn´t like the boots so I never drew them :-) I unfortunally failed with his face, but the rest is ok.
I think this was a one or two summers popstar. They come and go so fast that it´s impossible to remember them for any longer time :-) It´s decent as a drawing I think.
This might also be a one summer popstar but it might also be anyone I found a photo of :-) There´s much I like to change here. Even if the eyebrowses should be thin back then they would look much better as thick. The ears isn´t good nor are her lips. But for some reason I´ve saved this one too.