It was a little too cold to sit outside and draw, so I did this iPad sketch out a window in my mother's old house. It is the same every visit, has been the same every visit back for 26 years now, staring out the windows of the one-story house at a back yard overrun with northern jungle and overgrown vegetation. In the fall there is some color as you can see. There is a small patch of green grass in front where there was an attempt at landscaping. The brown area is not water but an ecology known as "forest floor," now covered with fall leaves. The spindly structure in the center is a birdhouse, installed in the late 1960s. One of its sides has fallen off so birds can't nest there, it's not protected enough. There are some vague plans to renovate this backyard or at least clear up some of the underbrush, but winter is just around the corner so it won't happen any time soon.
iPad app "Art Studio," October 23, 2014.