Birches – Ink

An attempt to show the different rates our trees loose their leaves. The birches – the focal point of this sketch, have lost their leaves. These trees are always among the first to come into leaf in springtime and, are the first to loose their leaves at the back end of the year. The elms and beeches, in the distance have, by comparison, retained most of their foliage – but not for long as winter is now nigh.