We took a walk yesterday (5 miles) around Mill Creek Park and Lake by our campsite in Salem Oregon. There were lots of Canadian Geese in the lake, mostly laying on the grass, sleeping. I was able to get real close and they didn't move much. Tried to capture them with drawing and color. I found the feathers very hard to draw effectively - so much white stripes in them, I couldn't get it - but have a memory of the walk in my sketch. Also, lots of flowers everywhere here in Oregon, I picked some California (in Oregon) Poppies to bring home and draw. Keep trying, keep practicing.