As I follow Facebook groups and Instagram one thing is clear. Sketchers sketch autumn colors, often as a single tree. I’ve never done that but as I was out walking yesterday it occurred to me that I should.
Why? Because there were steps I could sit on at the bank. Across the street there was a red maple, showing off how it got its name. I was only carrying my ‘short kit’ which amounted to small sketchbooks with inexpensive quick-sketching paper but I sat down and drew it. The drawing took only a few minutes and I had to add the color at home, very carefully as the paper buckled quite a bit. Regardless, here is my autumn tree. The U-shaped things are supposed to protect the trees from errant snow plows. Somewhat of an anachronism as it’s not going to snow any more – is it?