I haven't forgotten my nature studies from the summer. And I haven't forgotten my plans for a nature book of the sketches and photos. I just got temporarily side-tracked. (And if you know me at all, you know my middle name is Side-Tracked... and thankfully a lot of you also have that middle name and totally relate!)
I have tried over the past couple of months to get pictures of the persimmon tree in its various stages. Unfortunately, there was a lot of rain during the time it had green leaves and green fruit, so I didn't get pictures of that stage. I have some new pictures of the branches, plus used some older pictures from a couple of years ago for my sketchbook.
I used two sizes of punchinella for the page backgrounds.