The Tuesday tree: skin deep
This sycamore has some of the most beautiful bark I’ve seen. Not the satiny beauty of a cherry, but full of texture and pattern. I always admire it as I walk past, and mean to sit and draw it one day. Funny how flaky, wrinkled old skin is so aesthetically appealing in a tree, but is not considered so in humans, isn’t it? Those of us not in the beauty industry, however, would probably agree that character can be beautiful, in a human face just as in a tree trunk.