|3/30/21 Bryant neighborhood|
Studying them so closely then helped me get better acquainted with their branching structure as well as their foliage. Now the same plums (also called thundercloud plums) are bursting with pink blossoms that might be mistaken for cherry (which are usually a paler pink), but I can tell them apart because of the way their branches grow.
I spotted this one in the Bryant neighborhood. Although I was nervous that the ArtGraf water-soluble carbon pencil would be too dark and heavy as a shading color for delicate pink, I used it sparingly, and I like the result.