Tree behind our place

Last year I noticed a little tree behind our apartment building. It’s a fairly small, almost scrawny thing, but I liked how it was sort of growing around a rock. What also surprised me was how quickly it went from being all branches to having lots of little buds, to being in full bloom. The look of the tree really changed drastically. Over the course of the summer, I wished I had taken pictures of the different stages (by the time I realized this, it seemed a little late to start). I thought at the time that if we were still living in this apartment the next year, I should try to take photos of it. So here’s the first one…

My plan is to take one photo of it a month, starting roughly in April and going through the summer (if that’s possible for me this year!). Since today ended up being a warm and sunny day in Ottawa, I thought I should take the picture now. Other trees nearby are just starting to bud, and I didn’t want to miss the all-branch stage.

I also took a photo of this chalk drawing a few steps away. It looks like something I would draw if I were to doodle on the sidewalk.