…and overcast skys. The backyard looks colder than it is and you can tell it’s an early Easter this year. However the sun does not shine, the leaflettes in the underbrush are sprouting and you can see them clearly now. Much more than the pawkish green haze which they have been for the past week, these are robust chartreuse leaves which are unrolling and claiming their place in the universe, whether we consider them weeds or mere scrub. The leafing scrub bushes are the backdrop to daffodils on our back hill which have bloomed every spring since the time we bought this house. Someone planted their bulbs in an S shape and they get the Northern sun, so they are late to bloom and make a perfectly timed crescendo to the First Movement Of The Coming Of Spring.

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