|4/16/21 Maple Leaf neighborhood
Knowing that by afternoon our upstairs deck would be too
warm, I went out in the morning. Trees across the street shimmered with backlighting.
Some trees have foliage in April that’s more yellow-orange than green and look
oddly like fall. But the sky, the slant of the shadows, the color of the light –
they all shouted spring.
That dark reddish blur on the left, by the way, is one of the ornamental plums I sketched a few weeks ago. They were fun to sketch that day, but usually they just block my view. I let the texture of the Stonehenge cold-press paper do the work of conveying their annoying presence.