5:47: just back from the creek about an hour ago, where i made 3 new plein air gouaches. it's an exceptional day, with warmer than normal temperatures and spectacular light.
1:44 PM: yesterday i made some additions to tree 1, which is still not resolved. i'm thinking of going out to the creek in about an hour to make a few plein air gouaches; the weather is spectacular, and unusually warm for this date: 56.3, which is about 4 degrees above normal for this date.
BELOW is a comparative view of tree 1 before (left) and after yesterday's intervention: