Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

@pentaro that's awesome, both the original idiom and your drawing

@mrszee Thank you for your comment! I'm sure the foxes would love to share some of their coffee with you. 😃

Dann I always knew that my home country is awkward as hell.

@arkedos Oh no no no, not at all! Any country with coffee brewing fauna is alright in my book!


Foxes have an incredible sense of smell, I bet they could find the best most fragrant and full of flavor Coffee Beans to use.

@gemlog If the foxes aren't brewing the beverages you can count me out.

we have foxes in berlin, everywhere, also in the center. at night they walk slowly down the streets. they come out between 3-5 at night, when nobody is out, but sometimes me ;)
it's a very nice situation if you meet one. if someone of you guys will be in berlin, you should ask the foxes for a coffee, maybe they will invite you ;)

@moagee @gemlog Oooh, that would be delightful. Gotta brush up on my fox table manners, don't want to make a fool out of myself!

@pentaro @moagee
I wouldn't worry. They are probably quite forgiving about etiquette - like dogs.

@pentaro @moagee
Oh no! That made zero sense - I pasted the totally wrong URL!!

I will correct it:

@pentaro My father used to say that when it was raining while the sun was out, it meant that "the Devil is beating his wife".

@flugennock That's... a less wholesome image, haha! 😅 (But also makes me wonder, who exactly is the Devil's wife?)

@pentaro I'm not absolutely sure, but I think it might be this chick on the left, here:

@pentaro It's WONDERFUL! 💕
Amazing... So lovely and delicate drawing 😊.

@pentaro I liked it so much! 💕 They are simply SO lovely that I desire to walk into picture and have a coffee with them 😊. You are really tallented man.

@pentaro Let alone my jealousy, because my line drawing is on primary school level 😂

@amberB Heh, I'm flattered, but my doodlery could be waaaaay better. Gotta keep practicing!

@pentaro Excuse me, I don't know what "doodlery" is? And thanks for advice, but... I'm of the other sort: my gift is - a craftsman 😊. I can make with these hands whatever I see... From brick wall to jewelry. Gift or curse, still don't know 😊.

@pentaro Oh, sorry - you were speaking about yourself (YOU have to keep practicing)? Here is before dawn, forgive me 😊.

@amberB Oooh, that's definitely a gift! Being able to create something tangible is so amazing. I'm confined to the second dimension!

@pentaro Thank you 😊. I like wood the most. Once my daughter sent me a photo of a fat cat 😆, asking if I can make similar... So I made it - and a little box made of Siberian pine...

But, I always admire people that have talents that I can only dream of. And your gift is something really exceptional, imho.

I have to remember that idiom, I love it !! (like the mist ;)

@pentaro Never heard of that idiom, but it‘s nice - as is your illustration. Thanks!

@pentaro That's funny, one of my wife's grandparents used to say something similar when they drive through a low fog: "The rabbits are smoking their rabbit weed."

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