|9/10/17 Maple Leaf neighborhood|
This morning Facebook reminded me that exactly two years ago, I posted the sketch of this aspen in the neighborhood (below). I was curious about what it looked like today, so I walked up the street a few blocks. Although it’s starting to turn, it has a lot less yellow today (at left) than it did in 2015 (and it seems to have grown a bit more shaggy, too). Last year I didn’t sketch it until the first of October, when it was almost entirely yellow.
I enjoy sketching the same trees every fall to track their changes and how they differ from year to year. I had been thinking the trees were starting to turn a bit early this year, but they are obviously later than in 2015.