Friday, July 30, 2010

The Marsh

I just returned from Lancashire, where I visited some friends and explored interesting habitats like mudflats, moors, and pubs. This site is called The Marsh and is found at the east bank of River Lune. Grazing sheep, goldfinches, and lapwings dominated the scene but crab shells and seaweed also indicated that the tide sometimes floods the area, perhaps when coinciding with heavy rain and land-breeze.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wheatear

Kullen is one of the places I have dubbed the most beautiful one in the world and it's also a great spot for watching migrating birds as well as nesting ravens, peregrines, and wheatears, to mention a few species. This is a male wheatear that my wife and I encountered on our annual two-day honeymoon.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Garden table

I'm on vacation and taking the possibility to do whatever I want, like painting in my father's and stepmother's garden in the countryside of Sörmland, middle Sweden. It was 33 degrees in the shade and the horseflies were terrible so I had no patience at all for details, which I think actually improved the painting. So that's what horseflies are good for!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The maid

After finishing a few more urgent jobs I finally have time for Bene's and my own long term project: the book about Kumba. This is the family's maid Esi being disappointed with Kumba always running away from his duties.