Sunday, July 5, 2020

Here's to the trees

The tree story
iPad sketch
 8x10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

Here's a sketch from our front porch.  The tree story is that someone
called the city to say that part of our front yard tree had to come
down.  So one day the more than a year ago the city came along 
and lopped off half of the tree.  It was shedding sap.  Squirrels live
 in it.  And maybe racoons. So it was not safe.

Today I drew our tree and the neighbourhood.  The bad squirrel
was sitting happily on the lopped off side eating nuts.  Too bad
for city people who don't realize we need trees.  And they don't
realize trees are part of the answer to saving us from climate change.
And yes!  Squirrels, birds and racoons hang out in trees.  They
are supposed to!

I had fun drawing this sketch, and there is still enough of a tree on
our front yard that we can sit on the porch and have some privacy.
And that's a good thing.


Candy said...

Nice sketch, Barbara. I agree about trees.


Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Candy. It could do with some work. Yes. Most people understand, but
some don't. Love your work.


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