|9/24/16 colored pencils, ink|
On my way out of the library, I stopped to look at the young cherry tree. This is the tree that replaced a huge, old cherry that had to be removed for some sewer work last year. I’ve been sketching the little tree through the seasons – with tight buds last February and in full blossom a month later. On Saturday afternoon, it was the first time I’d sketched it without braces supporting its spindly trunk. It was good to see it standing confidently on its own.
Still mostly green, its leaves are just beginning to show traces of orange at the edges.