Scotland is fast becoming overrun with Wind Turbines. We have them dotted around here, where we live. I can see two close to Mormond Hill which I can see from the Summer House. But they are okay when they are sufficiently far away as to be quite beautiful.
This one was being erected at the side of the road we travel to go to the Broch (Fraserburgh), and being that close to the road just seemed enormous.
The farmer, who's field this has been erected in, had the choice of putting the thing up himself and all the costs involved to get cheap electricity, or selling his field to the wind turbine company for many thousands of pounds, and still getting the cheap electricity. So what do you do.....
But this erection has changed the skyline. View from the Broch.
The fields around this edifice are full of sheep. The same farmer hopes they are pregnant. I do wonder how these ewes will cope with the whirring noise and the shadows cast by this thing. But then the female of most species is pretty hardy to all manner of upsets to their surroundings. Hmmm.
Just a quick aside, and sorry no pictures as yet, but the field at the front of our house is full of what will be lamb chops, etc. I tell you friends, we have had so much entertainment from this bunch as to be worth pounds. When do they become the brainless sheep you count when you are trying to get to sleep? This lot, well one will suddenly jump up, all four feet off the ground, then another, then another will do it. They suddenly set off charging across the field in a line, then stop dead, turn round and charge off the other way. They have head butting competitions, climb the hay bales supplied to supplement their grub and make them juicier lamb chops (apologies to vegetarians,) leap off on top of each other and then off they go again. Absolutely hilarious. Am seriously considering sitting on top of gate and videoing them, tho its still a bit cold up here. To see big fat woolly sheep that you normally expect to get a DOH/BAA from charging about and just playing is hysterical. (yet another aside, to see animals which will eventually end up on someones plate, enjoying life is good.)
The other exciting news is the Dawn Patroller has been invited to exhibit his photographs at Cafe Connect in Fraserburgh. Well it was so exciting he went into panic mode. Very rare for him I tell you. But when he takes photos like this, note the sea, why panic?
I have had my exhibition there, alongside a proper water colour painter for the last two months, and sold my paintings. Whereas the proper water colour painter has not. Very encouraging. The DP will be exhibiting alongside another water colour painter. Exciting int it.
Meanwhile, I was thinking, despite being retired, I still have the weekends. Which is weird, as when I was a bed and breakfast provider there was no such thing. Before that when I worked 9 to 5 then yes. And now its back again.
Last night the DP and I chilled out and watched Skyfall. The first Bond movie I have actually really enjoyed. (The DP likes them all, but thats men for you.)
But on my weekend I could just go down the shed. And paint.
Still work in progress, but I need your help. On the picture below, there are two amorphous shapes of two more pigs, left hand corner, in the straw, should I include them in the painting or just narrow the framing down to the one pig?
And my angry goose, do you think she/he should be a darker coloured goose than a domesticated one? (Remember the book, The sky is falling in?!)
Weekends are not good for me, I have realised, I lose the plot being able to do what I want instead of being on demand so to speak! Back to counting sheep.