Having nothing to do with the actual "Spark" assignment itself, here's my sketch:
|"Within Reach" - graphite and pastel|
What appeals to me about the original photo is the unabashed effort I am taking to stretch out to touch the leaf. I like that aspect of young children... and dogs. Undaunted, they go for it completely :-)
O, wonderful news, I spotted Bud the squirrel four days ago. He was larking about in a nearby tree. If you missed it, here's the link to my post about Bud.