In my country the weathermen are notoriously inaccurate. So I tend to base my predictions on more scientific basis. Namely on the weather rock. You know, if the rock outside is wet, it is raining; if you cannot see it, there is fog; if it is white… you get the gist of it!

still life with mangostill life with forkPutting the joke aside, there is a birch tree right outside my kitchen window. Every morning when I open the curtains while sipping my cup of coffee this is the first thing I see. And this is the tree that signals for me he passing of the seasons. When spring is REALLY here the tiny buds will start appearing on the branches; and when fall comes the leaves will start to turn a beautiful bright yellow.

Well, this is the sight that greeted me this weekend. The leaves turning yellow and the weather turning much colder than before. All I wanted to do was curl up under a blanket, drink something hot and read a good book. Just read.

At the end I thought something would surely cheer me up: making some sketches of tropical fruits, citruses. I am not giving up on summer, no way!

I ended up making just a couple rough ones as a start before diving right back under the blanket. I know this is something I will have to concentrate on.  I want to experiment a bit more with values and tones as I want to try a different approach to painting with acrylics. But let’s leave the story about that experiment for another day….