This is from one of my sketch books. Sometime recently the old hemlock in front of this church was cut down. Hemlocks have been dying all over the East, due to an Asian insect, and this tree may have been another victim. I'm glad I drew the church before the tree was gone, so my memories are stronger. Every time I walk past this church I think of the tree.
It was fun to sit in my crazy two legged backpack chair (an Alite Monarch - mine's purple, a color they don't seem to make anymore) in the middle of a sidewalk to draw this. People's reactions vary widely. Some stop and talk. Some offer encouragement or praise. Some pretend I'm not there. Kids are the most fun.