I know that parts of Canada are still covered in ice and snow but today I'm celebrating the arrival of spring on Haliburton Hill. Here it's sunny and there's even a hint of warmth. I went out into the back yard with the camera (and without a coat!) to record the signs. Beginning of course with the lovely dandelion and following up with other buds and new leaves. A little spring for Easter weekend.
The flowers are pretty but often what catches my eye are the new green leaves pushing their way out of the ground or gently unfurling on the branches.
Above is a shiny new Rhubarb leaf, and here are tiny buds on the Five-leaf Akebia. Below is the new growth on the Ninebark and at the very bottom the leaves that will feed the raspberries.