Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sitting Outside The Last Two Mornings

Earlier this week, I've spent quite a bit of time outside with the temperatures mid to upper 80s and low humidity.  But all good things eventually come to an end.  The 90s have returned with it hitting mid to upper 90s..........a bit warm for me although I'm slowly adapting.

Yesterday, because I knew the day was going to be a hot one, I was up before 6 a.m. :-O and enjoyed being outside until it started heating up.  I sat taking in all the sounds around me and wrote those sounds down in my journal.......along with a mini sketch of a new bird feeder we put up Monday.

Falcon fountain pen with Lexington Grey ink and mixed brand of watercolors and waterbrush.

This morning I was up early once again and sat for a couple of hours before it got too hot watching three squirrels forage the ground for food and chasing one another up and down this tree as seen on left page.

The bungee feeder we put up has been ignored except when we draped the corn across the picnic table.  One squirrel found it yesterday and went to town.  We then let it hang again hoping to see some fun action.

As of early morning when I started journaling on the left page, the corn was being ignored.  Instead, the squirrels fed below the bird feeders.  After sketching on the left page adding my notes and ready to go back inside, one squirrel finally spotted the hanging corn.  He actually tried for it but the bungee action made him jump and move away.  He did attempt it a couple more times until another squirrel caught his attention and he decided he wanted to play.

Handbook, Falcon fountain pen, and mixed brand watercolor using a waterbrush.


SusanA said...

Nice sketches! And what a great idea to journal the sounds around you! I think we've been hotter here in Ohio than many places in the south so far this summer (well into the 90s, even back in May), but it looks like you're catching up. I'm with you--that's a bit too warm for me too. Early morning is the only time to be outside.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Susan :-) Oh we've been dealing with HOT for several weeks. We just had a few days break from it. Was so nice those few days in the 80s with low humidity. Now we're back to normal......LOL.

lee kline said...

Love that vulture!

Susan Bronsak said...

Lee.........thank you, dear friend !!

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