Here we are, between blossoming and leafing. As I wait for the leaves to appear on the trees all around me, my attention is drawn to the jade plant on my balcony. Its leaves are brightening, and the new growth is bright yellow, with red tips.

I think of butterfly wings opening. . .

or a fresh young face, cheerful and innocent  –  open to life and the new season.

Anything simple always interests me—David Hockney