It's always a bit of a challenge to get a sketch done here as the landscape garden is not over-endowed with seats - which is very odd as people are always giving seats to other gardens!
However we did manage to nab the seat to the left of the Cascade Bridge from where I did this sketch. I had planned to do more but it was one of those damp days where it's best to keep moving before I seize up!
|Silver Birch, Witch Hazel, Acer Palmatum, Fir - at Sheffield Park 25 October 2012|
pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in small Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I forget which type of Acer it was - but it's one of those deep plummy purple red ones and in all probility it's an Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' (Purple Japanese Maple).
One thing I do know - it's incredibly difficult to reproduce the colours seen on the trees in coloured pencils!
We also spotted what was left of the second largest tree in the garden - the Giant Redwood (Sequoia) which exploded after a lightning strike in January. If you've ever wondered what the inside of a redwood looks like - see below!
|After the lightning strike - Giant Redwood at Sheffield Park|
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