I have nothing to post about today, but I do have three random photos from the past week that don't go with any other photos, so guess what? I'm dumping them here!
Here is a crow that caught a small fish that I spotted at the Fill last Sunday:
And here is a totally random photo of Truman at Shoreview Park from last Saturday:
We have had gloriously warm sunny weather all week here. At lunch time, as usual, I've gone outside to sketch. Across the street from my building is a lovely spot -- the Medicinal Herb Garden, where I intended to draw a few plants in bloom. But when I got there, my attention was instantly caught by a pair of brightly colored watering cans and wheelbarrow near a tool shed. Prior to becoming an Urban Sketcher, I probably would have ignored them in favor of plants, as I was always very focused on nature -- drawing only birds, plants, and landscapes. The Urban Sketching outings have been wonderful in opening my eyes to other possibilities.
So I drew the toolshed -- of course, there are also plants, because hey, it's a garden. I kept the focus, though, on the shed and the wheelbarrow and watering cans. I got a bit worried because a worker kept coming in and out of the shed -- what if he moved them? I drew faster, and it got a bit messy in one spot as a result. And he never did move anything. All in all, I do like the result: