Originally from here.
Yesterday I saw the first bee and the first butterfly of the new year. I think it's safe to say now that Spring really is on the way. I went out for an afternoon walk with my dogs, which I find is always very grounding. Now, I'm anticipating the new leaves to unfurl on the trees - they're prettiest in their first week, when they're still a bright, almost neon or lime green. Especially after it rains - then the bark of the tree gets so dark, the new leaves look like they're glowing.