Sketching in my neighborhood

I’m trying to find time to draw and the quickest thing is to find areas close to home that interest me.  I did the first drawing using graphite and the second with fine point marker.  This tree which might be a cedar? is very delicate.  I remember when the neighbors planted this tree.  I’ve always admired the windows on this painted white ranch and it makes a nice contrast next to the tree.  The other tree is a spreading elm that took two pages just to get enough of the curve to satisfy me.