Our property is has fairly dense areas of conifers. Several specimen trees are spotted through the yard, and the entire West side of the homestead is a wooded border of pine. One of the sure signs of new life are all of the neon green tips that pop out from the ends of the branches. As they open, they are so delicate and very soft, almost like a paint brush. Seeing this light show of green is a sure sign of the growing season and a homestead gratitude.
** I took this photo a couple of weeks ago and am doing a bit of grateful catch up :)