Monday, July 27, 2009

Otter

The Swedish otter population declined from the 50:s and on because of PCB pollution and remained only in isolated refuges in the 90:s. But it came back and now numbers 1500-2000 individuals. I am happy about that. This is another reservation illustration.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Skurugata

Skurugata in eastern Småland is a very odd feature in the Swedish landscape: a cleft 800 meters long, 7-24 meters wide and up to 35 meters deep. The climate in it is much colder than the surrounding areas and the snow usually doesn’t melt until the summer. This is an illustration for a guide to nature reserves produced by the Jönköping county administrative board.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Teresa's turn

Teresa is a fast learner. She had a few days off from school (and from her watercolour teacher) and painted this woman walking through her garden. An excellent composition!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Common tern

To me the whispering wind, the ripple of waves, and the calls of terns together make the essence of summer (although pouring rain and thunderstorms are in fact part of it too). This is a Common tern at Salviken.