The Guardian – Ink/Inktense Pencils with some Watercolour on a Watercolour Moleskine
I’ve given this massive Beech Tree this name because it sits, like some sort of sentry, at the edge of the village, marking the boundary between our houses and countryside. It’s a really impressive specimen – I wish I could do it some justice. It must have been planted in the late 1800s. I fear, however, that it doesn’t like me as I once decided to photograph it, from the same spot, every Saturday for one calendar year, starting at the beginning of January. I had reached March, and was just approaching it, when a large, lower branch fell off. I think the tree was trying to tell me something. Perhaps I should give it a wide berth in the future.