I did this quick ink and watercolour sketch of some pine trees in my garden after reading a chapter of The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck. He was writing that the only way to get the hang of drawing anything is close and prolonged observation to the extent where you almost become the object you're drawing.
It's a lovely book and tells me I have a long way to go. But I've started on the journey which is good. And I'm enjoying the way closely observing things slows my thought processes down and leads me nearer to experiencing 'now'.