Hare – Bunny

If you find it difficult to draw animals you can try what I did. I filled the fields with different patterns and made up a theme for the drawing. I saw a bunny with ears thet looked like feathers and that made me try if I could draw a bunny like this drawing. I didn’t know I could draw bunnies, but with this technique I could 🙂



The perfect artist Mother Nature

Just look at this ice formations that the photographer Ingrid Benson found the other day.

Thanks Ingrid for letting us all see Mother nature’s artwork.

Wind and water in perfect match.


Skarv – Cormorant 

Cormorants often dry their wings so I let clothes dry on the wings too 😉

Skarvar torkar ofta sina vingar, så jag lät hänga några kläder på vingarna och gjorde fjädermönster av klädnyporna 😉


Cat and two dogs

You see, I can make nice paintings too 🙂


Storslagna projekt

Jag hittade en gammal post som blir mer och mer aktuell för Trosas politiker som har drabbats av storhetsvansinne i alla möjliga frågor, men främst beslutet att stå fast vid att bygga en ny stor väg som inte behövs och som kommer att motverka de allt mer angelägna klimatmålen. Så jag postar denna serie igen. Anna

For English version, please visit the post

Warning of grand projects

En bildserie om små män som vill bli störst 🙂

Warning of grand projects!

An old post that’s getting closer to truth everyday when it comes to how politicians waste our money on useless projects, so I do a repost of it. Anna

How you do recognize grandiose projects that could harm you and your environment.


1. If something sounds too good to be true, it’s often NOT TRUE.

2. If the driving force behind the grand project seems to be in a rush decision. Be extremely vigilant.

3. If the project leaders don’t want to listen to the critics and trying to minimize them. Listen to the critics, NOT those who try to belittle them.

4. If the grandiose project leaders are trying to eliminate criticism by quell the voices of others, be very vigilant.

5. If project managers constantly denies adverse information with beautiful words only and no evidence, be extremely vigilant.

6. If anyone speaks beautiful about the grandiose project, but stumbles on the logic of the vision, be properly vigilant.

7. If the project’s great small men attempt to explain the economic situation in terms you don’t understand. Review and be vigilant.

8. If the small big men of the grand project sits on all chairs at the same time. Be totally critical.

9. If project management team says there’s no other options to a great future, and there fore rejects all alternatives. Be particular vigilant.

10. If the project seems to evade the decision paths, rename, or get documents that mysteriously disappear. Wake up from slumber. Be wide awake at what is happening.

11. Those, who drives grandiose projects. Always check how much risk they’re taking and how much of other people’s assets they’re playing with.

12. If a grandiose project have gone haywire and leaders still claim they’re right, then you can conclude that the project was too grandiose and led by little men who still want’s to be the biggest.

En svensk version av detta inlägg kan ni se på:

Varning för Storslagna projekt | TROSA-SPEGLINGAR


Anna 2015

Hur mycket ska Trosa växa – How much growth in Trosa?

Hos den lokala nyhetstidningen itrosa.se kan ni läsa en insändare som jag skrivit. Tidningen har fått ett svar på insändaren. Vad tycker du om frågorna och svaren?
I got a text published in the net local newspaper itrosa.se and the newspaper got an answer from our leading politician. What do you think of the questions and the answer below, a google translation from the Swedish version at itrosa.se?


The submitter presents the basis of which municipal council Daniel Portnoff comments.

“I have tried to get answers from Trosa’s leading politicians without success.

A decision in the City Council says that Trosa will grow by 150 people a year, which means a declining percentage increase per year. Municipal council Portnoff says that they expect an increase of the population around 1.5-2% per annum. The investment decision for Infart Västra Trosa indicates that 670 homes will be built in western and southern Trosa to cover the cost of the new road. The municipal council committee Tomas Landskog says that only 10% of the growth will be outside the urban areas.

How does that work?
If the decision in the City Council applies, Trosa only needs to grow by 52 people per year until 2021. Then it may seem unnecessary for taxpayers to pay over 150 million for a new road that neither needs nor meets the climate goals of reduced emissions. In that case, the new road would be built for only 5-15 additional people per year outside urban areas for 134 years.

Preparedness with current rate of increase
If the population increase instead is 1.5% per year, we get twice as many in 46 years. If the population increase is 2%, we are twice as many already in 35 years. Do we have prepared for an early doubling of 11 years? Are we prepared to even double in 46 years? During the fall of 2017 it was found that Trosa has grown by 4% during the year. If that rhythm persists, it would mean that we become twice as many already in 17 years. Do we have prepared for the rapid increase?

In order to further confuse the number exercises, I add to the task of Tomas Landskog that 10% of growth should be outside the urban areas. Based on the 670 housing decisions of the financing decision and 3 people per home, I come to the following results.

Long payment time
If Trosa is to grow by 150 people a year, it means that the 670 resettlement income of the financing decision takes 134 years to get in. It’s a long time for taxpayers to lend money for a road, which only 10% of a future population is said to need, but everyone has to pay for. Or, the growth rate outside the urban area means that today’s politicians have planned housing for 134 years in the future. Or, the 10% task entails that Trosa is expected to grow with 6700 homes in total, which would mean an increase of 20,100 people in total. Period unknown.

So my question remains: How much is Trosa to grow?

Quick exposure in the exponential effect: Begin with the number 70 (year) and share the growth rate figure. Growth of 10% means a doubling effect of 7 years. (70/10 = 7)

Learn more about the impact of the exponential effect here:

Anna Bohlin

We contacted Daniel Portnoff to comment on the sender. He responded as follows:

“In 1992, Trosa municipality had 9894 inhabitants. By the end of 2016 we were 12,447. Population growth has thus been around 110 people a year, though it has varied over time. Some years it has fallen slightly and in other years it has increased by more than 300 This is mainly due to the business cycle.

We live in a free country with extensive legislation in the housing sector. Overall, the Swedish housing market works poorly. We would need a comprehensive review of large parts of housing policy at national level to get a better functioning housing market.

As local politicians, we try to do our best to ensure a housing production where all forms of return are available and the entire municipality is part of balanced growth.

In a growing municipality, we get a growing economy and properly managed to improve our ability to have great ambitions in terms of quality and supply in our municipal service to citizens. Population growth also creates better conditions for other services and a well-functioning labor market.

Nobody knows how the future will look and how the economy will be in terms of housing construction. However, a reasonable assumption is that the whole of Trosa municipality will continue to grow somewhere between 150 to 200 inhabitants per year for the next 10 years. But it will vary over time.

One thing I know. It is as well not the city council that determines how many inhabitants we become. There are a lot of individual decisions that control the development of a free country to a very high extent. On the other hand, the municipal council in a municipality where more people want to live can take responsibility for housing and plan for future growth. We try to do that and are sure to ensure broad political agreement over the block limit on these issues. “

Daniel Portnoff, Municipal Council

How to get a boom milestone

Stats are fun sometimes. 

Stay away from blogging couple days and your stats will drop for sure.

Then return to blogging and create some posts and then visit some of your friends blogs to read, leave likes and comments.

What happens?


A wow milestone until you check the stats

A fairly normal blog day in stats.

But it’s fun getting boom milestones anyway even if it’s kind of fake.


Christmas Eve lighthouse on CD

I did another CD painting 🙂

Jag har gjort en CD-målning till 🙂

The lighthouse in Trosa archipelago called Christmas Eve.

Julaftons fyr i Trosa skärgård.

Same CD with light behind. Didn’t have any sunlight at the photo op.

Samma CD belyst bakifrån. Hade inget solljus att tillgå när jag tog kortet.


Embarrassing- pinsamt SN!

In the middle of December you could all read a letter to editor at itrosa.se, a local newspaper on the net, written by one of my Save Trosa nature friends. You can read more about it in the post I made December 14, where you find a English translation of the text. The purpose of the text was to encourage people to leave their opinions on the new big road project before end of January 9.

I mitten av december kunde alla ni som ville läsa en insändare på itrosa.se, en lokal tidning på nätet. Insändaren var ifrån en av de som vill behålla Trosas natur och ifrågasätter bygget av en ny onödig väg som kostar skattebetalarna massor av miljoner i skuldsättning. I texten uppmanas folk att skicka in synpunkter till Trafikverket senast 9 januari. Ni kan läsa mer om insändaren och hitta länk till itrosa i inlägget jag skrev 14 december.

So far so good. Så långt allt väl.

But we have another local paper, calling themselves “a newspaper for the people”. Can you guess when they published the text?

Men, vi har en lokaltidning till, som gärna påskiner att de är en nyhetstidning för folket. Kan ni gissa när de publicerade insändaren?

I give you a hint. This so called newspaper runs errands for the local politicians.

Jag ger er en ledtråd. Den här så kallade nyhetstidningen springer ärenden åt våra lokala politiker.

Two days AFTER January 9, which was the last day for sending in opionions, they publish the text. Is that a newspaper for the people? I think not!

Två dagar EFTER 9 januari, som var sista inlämningsdag för synpunkter, publicerar den tidningen insändaren. Är det en tidning som bevakar folkets intressen? 

I have only one word for it – EMBARRASSING!

Jag har bara ett ord som kommentar – PINSAMT!


Early digital drawing

Found an old piece of digital drawing from 2011.

I haven’t been around much here with you my friends in a couple of days. Hope to be back soon, but the so called real life takes very much time right now. 

Happy blogging and thanks for always being here whenever I’m here 🙂 


Can I write like this? Kan jag skriva så här?

Senast 9 januari 2018 ska synpunkter på Infart västra Trosa vara inne. Jag knåpar på ett förslag. Jag har redan i tidigare samrådsrundor framhållit sakliga skäl till att avbryta projektet så denna gång vill jag göra något helt annat. 

The new big road project has asked the citizens for opinions. We have until January 9 to send in opinions. I have tried to write something totally different from what I wrote at previous opportunities to leave opinions. 

So how about this kind of approach?

Kan jag skriva så här?

Best decision makers,

You can make history.

Which history will you make?

Do you want to be proud of how your decisions helped make your children, grandchildren and grandchildren perceive 50 degree C Summer days without access to water and 40 degree C cold winters without heating energy available? That food can not be produced because all cultivated land is under construction and can not be accessed?

You can make history.

Which history will you make?

You have the unique chance of participating in the change. You may be the one who took the first step to end The Emission Age.

In the future, you can say to your children, grandchildren and grandchildren that the antropocen era became an era in which mankind ultimately affected the climate of the planet positively and made it green again, offered all humans comfortable, safe living environments and made it possible for everyone to find good food and always breathe clean air.

Be the one who cancel project new big road in Trosa. No one remembers those who followed those who took the first step. But the one who took the first step to improving climate change. That person everyone remembers.

You can be the one who begins the ending of The Emission Age.

You can make history.

Which history will you make?

Bästa beslutsfattare,

Du kan gå till historien.

Som vad väljer du själv.

Vill du stoltsera med hur dina beslut bidragit till att era barn, barnbarn och barnbarnsbarn varje dag kanske måste utstå 50-gradiga sommardagar utan tillgång på vatten och 40 grader kalla vintrar utan uppvärmningsenergi att tillgå? Att mat inte går att närproducera eftersom all odlingsmark ligger under bebyggelse och inte går att komma åt?

Du kan gå till historien.

Som vad väljer du själv.

Du kan i detta nu välja att delta i förändringen, som skriver in Dig i historien, som den som tog första steget att avsluta utsläppsåldern.

Du kan i framtiden inför dina barn, barnbarn och barnbarnsbarn skryta om att antropocen blev en tidsålder där människan till slut påverkade planetens klimat positivt och fick den att åter grönska, erbjuda människan behagliga, trygga livsmiljöer och bereda alla möjlighet att äta sig mätta på näringsrik, närproducerad mat och alltid andas ren luft.

Medverka till att avbryta projekt Infart Västra Trosa, så har Du en god chans att vara den som tog första steget. Ingen kommer ihåg de som följde efter de som tog första steget. Men den som tog första steget till att förbättra klimatutvecklingen. Den minns alla.

Du kan vara den som inleder avslutet på utsläppsåldern.

Du kan gå till historien.

Som vad väljer du själv.

Vill du också lämna synpunkter, här är länken:


Man in the moon video

Derrick left a link to a beautiful man-in-the-moon video in my post Moon over Lagnö.

Here it is, hope you can view. There is still good people in the universe 😉



Don’t leave me…

…so soon

Do you feel like this?

Sunday rushing away from you despite the fact that you match perfectly together?

And the Monday character knocking on your shoulder waiting to get you into trouble that mess up the good peaceful feeling the Sunday gave you?

I’m a HSP, high sensitive person, so when Peaceful Sunday leave me and Monday knocks on my shoulder I get a bit unpeaceful. 

I like my work and I like all people that I get to meet those days even the trouble ones. But for a HSP it’s also exhausting. We experience five times more than “normal” people. So during one hour I collect impressions that others collect in five hours. The workdays are therefore long days and when I come home it takes many hours to regain peacefulness in my mind.

So Sunday night I take a deep breath and breath out when the weekend comes.

Känner du som på bilden när en fridfull söndag övergår till en måndag med allt vad en måndag kan innebära?

För högsensitiva personer, som t ex jag, innebär slutet på en söndag förberedelser för att rusta sig för en arbetsvecka. 

Jag gillar mitt arbete och alla personer jag kommer i kontakt med, även de trouble ones.  Men för en högsensitiv innebär dagar ute bland folk stora ansträngningar som kräver mycket energi. Vi upplever allt fem gånger så starkt som “normala” personer. Det innebär att vi under en timme samlar intryck som andra samlar på sig under fem timmar. Det tar därför många timmar att mentalt sortera alla dagens intryck och finna ro i själen och tanken igen.

Så på söndagkvällar tar jag ett djupt andetag och andas ut igen när helgen börjar.

This time I have a two weeks peacefulness work and freetime behind me, so this Monday will be a challenge. But it will also be nice to be back in ordinary days again.

Den här gången lämnar jag två veckors arbete/fritid-komboledighet bakom mig, så denna måndag kommer att ge ordentligt med utmaningar. Samtidigt brukar jag gilla att komma tillbaka till vanliga dagar igen.

What do you feel about Mondays?

Vad tycker du om måndagar?


Save Trosa nature – Behåll och stärk Trosas natur

Läs detta före 9 januari 2018, så har du chansen att bidra till att bevara och stärka Trosas natur.

Read this before January 9 2018 of you want to participate in the efforts to save Trosa nature.

Du har antagligen redan läst att 2017 uppmätte de högsta medeltemperaturerna någonsin (sen vi människor klarat att mäta de värdena). I SvD uttalade sig professor Johan Rockström och sade följande: “Om vi ska kunna leverera på Parisavtalet får vi inte chansa. Om planetens förmåga att buffra våra utsläpp går ner måste vi minska våra utsläpp ännu snabbare.” Han sade också “Vad vi gör de kommande fem åren blir avgörande för klimatets framtid”.

You have probably already read about how 2017 was the warmest year ever since mankind started to measure temps. In the Swedish newspaper SvD the professor Mr Johan Rockström said “If we’re gonna live up to Paris agreement we can’t take chances. If the planet don’t have the same ability to buffer our emissions, we must decrease our emissions even faster.” He also said “what we do in the next five years will be crucial for the climat future.”

Så vad gör våra självberömmande Trosapolitiker i dessa klimatmedvetna tider?
Vad gör myndigheterna som har som uppgift att skydda natur och tillse att klimatmålen efterlevs?

Du har chans att förklara för dem att nya vägar leder till ökad trafik och därmed ökade utsläpp. För att säkra planetens klimat sett ur människans överlevnadsperspektiv behöver alla människor på jorden medverka till att MINSKA utsläppen och att det är bråttom.

So what do our self-celebrating politicians do in these climate conscious times?
What does the protect nature and climat goals authorities do?

You have the chance to explain to them that new roads lead to increased traffic and thus increased emissions. In order to ensure the planet’s climate viewed from the human survival perspective, all people on earth need to help reduce the emissions and that it is in a hurry.

Du kan lämna dina synpunkter på projekt Infart Västra Trosa senast den 9 januari 2018.

You can leave information about what you think of the new big road until January 9 2018.

Om du vill läsa mer om hur projektet påverkar kan du besöka ett inlägg på Fb Mötesplats 0156.

If you want to read more about how the project effects you can visit Fb Mötesplats 0156. It’s in Swedish, but maybe you can translate the text or find the like button anyway. If you leave a like you support the save Trosa nature efforts.

And some drawings