Inspired by Fargaregardsanna: Finding Time by Blair Gaulton

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Toutons Tubas and Other Tales

This poem is inspired by a wonderful painting done by Anna from Anna’s Art. To see the picture please click on her name.

I find this truly hard…

Finding time
It raises so many questions.
I am deeply torn.

A treasure;
to keep or share?

It would be good to share.
People could have more time
with those they treasure ‘n’ hold dear.

Would you go back in time
with it or keep a moment going on and on?

An opportunity to talk
‘n’ make peace;
to resolve things
with those who no longer live.
Would you suffer more or less?
Would you feel more at peace after talking one last time?

Maybe you would use it;
to help someone who is ill
to live until there is a cure?
but then they would suffer much more..

Or would you use it
for yourself;
to make cherished moments
last an…

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Inside looking out 

I can relate to the inside looking out perspective. I like being there, but someday I would like to understand how it feels being outside. I’m not autistic, but HSP, so being in the outside world is fun but exhausting, so I like my little inside world very much 🙂
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the silent wave

Looking out at the world, I see buildings and cars and people. People milling about, living their lives, doing what they do. They remind me of ants in little colonies, little communities, doing what needs to be done, because it needs to be done.

I’m sure they’re intelligent and cognizant–the ants, I mean. OK, I’m kidding, kind of. The people probably are, too. But do they stop and think about what it’s all for?

I can only speak for myself, and I know that I’m like a glass house, fragile with many rooms and facets, the separating walls of which are fragile and wrought with illusion and confusion.

The popular phrase is being “on the outside looking in”. Even my mobile’s autosuggest understands this and helpfully offers to finish my sentence like a longtime life partner.

That phrase, however, does not quite speak to me. I’m inverted, after all.


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Wroom or Thunk?

That’s the question that pops up in my head when I read Dannys post and Jims post.

Is it all about speed? Or should we slow down and look up?

Check out their posts and then you get why I did this drawing.

Very often the comments from you five me drawing ideas when it starts to get weird or funny.

Like this from Jims post.


Pinguin Eierwärmer / Penguin Egg Cosy

Cute penguin knitting. For comments visit original post/Anna

Schickes und Schönes

Für den Spieleabend war ich eigentlich viel zu müde. Während also die anderen die Übernahme der Weltherrschaft vorbereiteten, habe ich mein Strickzeug ausgepackt.

Actually, I was too tired for an evening with board games. So I took out my knitting needles while the others prepared to gain world domination.

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Monday Madness 1: Science and Nature

Look, my Paradise on Earth serie has spread. Visit original post and check out Thomas nature photos as well. They are lovely. For comments visit original post/Anna



This is the first of several posts I will be putting up today. I will start by bringing you up to date with Anna’s magnificent “Paradise on Earth” series which now runs to 12 posts, then I have a couple of twitter images to share with you, and at the end I will include some of my own photographs. 


I covered the first three posts in this series in The Fight To Save Trosa Nature, reblogged part 4 in full here, and then put up another postfeaturing parts 4 and 5. Since then Anna has continued to showcase the Tureholm Peninsula’s wildlife as follows:

  • Part 6 – continuing to feature birds. I include the Mistle thrush picture below as a sample:
  • Part 7 – another post about birds, including this crane:
  • Part 8 – focusses on slugs and snails, including the…

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Thanks Leslie!

The other day Leslie promised to send some rain over here. And she did 🙂

Finally we got rain that was measurable 

Before that we could count the drops that came down this Summer.

This little friend is obviously very happy over the rain. Haven’t seen escargot this summer at all. Nice that they’re back 🙂

And one of my favorite rain paintings. Sold to a lady in Denmark couple of years ago.


The Fight to Save Trosa Nature

Till alla som vill skydda Trosas natur – vi kämpar inte ensamma. Vår information om Trosas skyddsvärda natur har nått utanför landets gränser. Se denna post och klicka vidare till ursprungsinlägget och lämna kommentarer där.

Look all Save Trosa nature supporters. We’re not alone. The word has reached outside Swedish borders to Aspiblog who makes an excellent view over the struggle for saving Trosa nature. Check out the original post and leave comments over at Thomas blog/Anna



It will be no news to regular followers of this blog that I have been supporting Anna in her fight to protect nature in her part of Sweden for some time. In this blog post I share links to some of her recent posts on this issue, and urge you to follow them up. At the end there are some photos of mine from today featuring creatures I saw while out walking this morning.



The beautiful area of Sweden in which Trosa lies is threatened by a proposal to build a big new road which will bring large amounts of money to a few and destruction of priceless natural beauty as an inevitable consequence. This tale sets out the story of the road building plan through three characters, Victor, Yanno & Dunno. The feature graphic shows Yanno & Dunno as…

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Helft den Tieren durch die Hitzewelle / Help animals getting through the heat

This is a very good idea. Please visit original post to leave comments. Anna

Schickes und Schönes

Heute mal ein Post, der nichts mit Basteln, Steampunk oder Mittelalter zu tun hat. Sondern eine Bitte an alle:

Today’s post isn’t about crafting, Steampunk or reenactment. Today I’ll ask you for a favour:

Helft den Tieren durch die heiße Zeit.

Help animals to get through the hot days.


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I borrowed an idea from Miss Anna

Wow! My chalk art is inspiration to others. That’s great. It’s fun making art with chalks. You should try it too. Comments disabled here. Visit Jims blog and leave comments there instead/Anna

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall


The concrete pad for my garden shed was installed last week and I’m waiting until the end of the month when the shed is delivered and installed.  In the meanwhile, I have this big piece of concrete which makes for a nice drawing surface.  My gummys and I are hving a good time chalking it all up for now.  We’ll hopefully have it covered by the time the shed is installed.  The shed will cover all of it and I’m speculating that it will be protected from the elements (for the most part) while the shed is still covering it all up.  I’ll end up with a time capsule in that case.  It should be a 35+ year shed, so I’ll be long dead and gone by the time someone removes it to uncover their artwork.

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Here Are 10 Things I Stopped Doing That Made Me Happier

Great advice from Danny! I actually did the same in some way and I don’t regret the change one little bit. It’s a work in progress that started long time ago for me. I’m a slow thinker and doer sometimes 😉
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Dream Big, Dream Often

Danny's iphone 022A few years back I made some drastic changes. In 2013 I decided enough-was-enough and I went through a revolution of my mind and habits. Here are a few of the things that I stopped doing which made me a happier person:

  1. I stopped blaming others for my underachieving.
  2. I stopped complaining
  3. I stopped comparing myself to others
  4. I stopped trying to be right all the time
  5. I stopped talking to myself like I was a villain
  6. I stopped allowing myself to make excuses
  7. I stopped watching television
  8. I stopped allowing my mind to be limited
  9. I stopped wishing for change
  10. I stopped waiting on life to happen for me

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Ska vi betala för att förstöra natur? Should we pay to destroy grand nature?

Mötesplats 0156 pågår en diskussion om hur kommunen riskerar att utsätta invånarna för ännu högre skuldsättning om politikerna väljer att fortsätta med projekt förbifart. Projektet hotar att öka kommunens skulder ytterligare och dessutom förlorar invånarna stora ytor allemansrättslig natur att ströva fritt i. De två minusposterna kan aldrig bli ett plus för invånarna. Besök sidan och inlägget och läs och delta i diskussionen om du är med i fb.

On the fb page Mötesplats 0156 there’s a discussion going on about how the new big road through Trosa grand nature will increase the municipality debts. Not only do the politicians increase the economical risks, they will also decrease the possibility for the citizens to walk in nature. Those two minus posts can never be plus for the citizens or the climate issues. If you read Swedish, please visit the fb page and join the discussion.

Jag gjorde en teckning för några år sedan som knyter an till ämnet.

I did a drawing a couple of years ago on the subject. It’s about how we are about to pay for something that don’t give us anything in return. In Swedish we call that to buy the pig in the bag.


It’s Happening Here – Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

Oh no. It’s spreading in totally the wrong way. We should save nature everywhere not destroy it for new roads and exploitation. When will we ever learn? Please visit Leslie’s original post and give her support and inspiration to continue to fight. We all need nature, not new noicy roads! Comments disabled here, please visit original post instead. Anna


I was out last night until midnight handing out flyers and I will be out again today handing out more and going door to door talking to people. They want to take some excellent park land and let the developers do their thing with it. (It’s called “intensification” and that means squeeze as many high rise units in as possible) It’s happening in Trosa, Sweden and Anna is fighting it there. I only found out about this yesterday. They are having a very under publicized meeting on Tuesday night that may well decide the fate of this prized public land. So today I’m posting Joni Mitchell’s song Big Yellow Taxi. Joni is a fellow Canadian and she was right on the mark on this issue. “We don’t know what we’ve lost till it’s gone”. 2:37 min. 2 MB.

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Autistic Pride Award: Laina’s 500th Post

What a nice idea. Check out this post on Aspiblog. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being autistic. I always asume everyone is different, not alike. Therefore I will never get why we need to diagnose people and decide they’re different. We all work in different ways. Can’t we just accept that instead of making people feel different in a way that creates confusing feelings? Anna



Laina over at thesilentwaveblog decided to do something special for her 500th blog post. The result was an absolutely splendid post, and this is my response to it. 


This section sets the scene for the remainder of the post. First here is Laina’s brief:

  1. Whoever wants to participate, participate.  I’m focusing primarily on Asperger’s/autistic people, of course, but anyone who supports autistic people and neurodiversity is welcome!
  2. Do link back to the blogger who gave you the idea 
  3. Do link back to this blog as the original creator.
  4. Describe a bit about yourself.  However much you feel comfortable saying.
  5. List your main “special interests” or areas of primary focus/niche specialties.
  6. If you’re on the spectrum yourself, describe why you’re proud to be Aspergian/autistic or what you like about being Aspergian/autistic.  
  7. If you’re not on the spectrum yourself, you can use…

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Writing Advice

This apply on my blog writing too. I’m Swedish, so you will never read good English writing on my blog, just English writing with a little spellcheckhelp 😉 For comments visit original post at Jasons blog/Anna

HarsH ReaLiTy

Sometimes people email me for writing advice and I don’t give it. The reason is because my writing is very poor and I have been known to post anything. There are many bloggers that write perfect posts weekly. They spend time editing, editing again, and re-editing the editing they’ve done and I applaud that. We need great posts out there!

Then there is me.

I use my blog as a sounding board for what I am doing, thinking, or considering to think or do in the moment. It is my twitter, my facebook, my Myspace (hahaha), and my blog. I treat it that way and because of that I turn readers off daily who are looking for a professional blog. Some explanation for why my numbers are what they are.

People judge your blog off one post. You have one post to impress upon them what you are trying to…

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