Spring growth is accelerating. This is the melia tree coming into leaf, so delicately. 
Two weeks ago it was showing little leaf buds only.
And the flame tree makes me smile, in the way it is putting out just one little leaf cluster – you can see it to the right of the flowers. It looked like this two weeks ago.
And today, here is the leaf cluster, a little more spread out, and a brighter green. It’s on the eastern side, where the tree catches the morning sun. Maybe that’s why this twig has a head start.
On my balcony, this succulent has shot up a stem with buds on it. I’m watching to see what will unfold.
Spring is such a joyful season, full of surprises, and so very alive.
The mere sense of living is joy enough—Emily Dickinson