I went with a new group of sketching buddies yesterday to a park in our town and did this sketch of a silver maple (Acer saccharinum). I love its rough, pealing bark. I used an indigo Albrecht Durer watercolor pencil (that's the one you like so much, isn't it Kate?) to do this quick sketch across the gutter of my Moleskine sketch book. I wanted to save room to write on both sides of it.