Haltingly temperatures have improved. The rain has stopped long enough for me to draw for several days. I have joined the Amsterdam Botanical Gardens. This is the trunk of the Turner's Oak there. A hybrid of the Holm Oak and the English Oak, the original grown in the Essex nursery of a Mr Turner in 1783. This one is of a later date but equally fascinating. I am quietly obsessed by the convoluted form and I draw it regularly.