Today’s photographs were taken at 11am of the tree outside my back gate. I was trying to get the drips on the black branches (second from bottom photograph), but it just wouldn’t work. However I could see similar images of the branches etched against the thick wet white sky, that I found in my 42 year old art school sketchbook. So I took about 20 and chose these three. It was chilly with a fine rain, winter has come quickly, the bottom photograph was taken just a month ago, the tree is now bare. I worked on the photographs a little bit, I had shot them square, but increased the contrast, blacks and whites in Lightroom. The white plastic tube is part of an almost permanent nest in the tree.