THE LEAFING OF SPRING.
That string of four words defines May in Minnesota. In the past several weeks, I’ve watched buds form on trees, then unfurl into a canopy of mostly green. But also other hues.
Until you’ve lived through a cold and snowy winter like we did, I doubt you can fully appreciate the magnificence of this season, of viewing these days like a child at play.
The green of spring appears brilliant. Intense. An incomparable green that locks my eyes onto a lush landscape.
I almost can’t stop looking, taking it all in. This spring. This denotes the season of hope and new life, of following roads that lead to the promise of better days ahead.
TELL ME: What in nature signals spring for you?
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