April 3, 2019
The willow trees have a slight green halo that is only really evident when I look very carefully. I can see other fringes of green on a few shrubs. I can see reddish leaflets beginning to unfurl on some trees; are they maples? There is not as of yet any real color from the forsythia, it as though they are in stasis. Daffodils are blooming and blooming and there is the upward growth of hyacinths in the front garden, and peony shoots are peeking through. Spring is still in transit, it has not yet actually arrived at the Crimson Palace.