I was at our cabin over the 4th of July and here are some of the sketches that resulted.
Eagles nest on a nearby mountain, it's Minnesota, so It's actually a big hill but we call it a mountain. The eagles spent quite a bit of time hunting in the clearing so I'm glad we did not bring along the dogs, they are smaller than the rabbits that the eagles captured.
I did the drawing of the eagle with a Pilot Frixon Ball pen. In theory it's erasable but I wouldn't try to erase anything larger than a tittle (the dot over an i).
I went to Sivertson Lake to photograph the water lilies and waded out to get a better shot.
I was so intent on the flowers I forgot why no one swims in that lake. The holes in my pink Crocs were the perfect playground for blood suckers (small leaches). I did get some great photos so it was worth the ick factor.
We had an impressive storm on July 3rd that brought 8 inches of rain; a mile away they only received half an inch. The storm was so localized that it had a Stephen King element to it.
I heard a cracking noise after the rain stopped and went out back to see what happened. One of the pine trees had fallen and since I heard another crack I fled back inside. The cabin roof has been hit twice before by pine trees and my Jeep once; no damage either time. This pine was courteous enough to fall backwards, slid down the hill, and required no clean up.
We are at Toad Lake and there are the cutest, tiny, toads. The toads are about an inch long while they sit. This one thought he was invisible he if didn't move so he made an excellent subject.
The weather must have been perfect this year since we had wild roses and lady's slippers everywhere.
There is a Jurassic sized crow that was hanging around the screen door; I had no idea that black birds could get so large. He would stand in front of the screen and scratch the wire with his beak.
We have no visible neighbors and I think he was planning a caper. I gave him a slight smile since I think he's planing on what to get from the refrigerator for lunch.