In the spring, summer and fall many trees can be easily identified by their leaves and fruit, but in winter when the leaves of deciduous trees fall to the ground the challenge is greater. The simple children's picture book Winter Trees describes how to identify several common trees in winter by their shape and bark.
After reading the book, we took a second look at several trees we were familiar with.
Finally, a line was drawn across the page to represent the ground and the backgrounds were painted with watercolor paints.
Silver Lime Tree Silhouette (daughter age 12)
Oak Tree Silhouette (by mom)
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