Not v. happy with the over all result, struggled with my materials a bit (Derwent soft drawing pencils on matte grey recycled paper - whished I'd had some pastels to give it more oomph) but I enjoyed being out there doing it all the same. I tried to draw as much as I could see of the brances first and then clothe it with the leaves and flowers. For such a beautiful tree it's pretty dull as a picture - I'm going to have to do more tree and branch studies in the future.
Just created the following blog a few days ago http://www.drawingsbyjamesmoore.blogspot.com
look forward to seeing other people's 'extra curricular' work too : )