As though since yesterday

It seems as though the bare tree just beyond my office window has begun to bud even since yesterday.  What were smooth, new twig termini now show swellings on their tips: tomorrow’s leaves?  Well, next week’s perhaps.

It’s mighty windy today and, again from the window, I can see leggy shrubs shaking in the breeze, their suppleness giving spring to their movement.

On the ferry ride home, the grey waves blew in crests.  There was a touch of fog on the water but even it didn’t stand still, but swirled slowly in the light.

The backyards still appear to be mostly dirt patches but by the neighbours’ gate I can see a carpet of green, bright from this distance.

The forecast for the weekend is almost warm, but this evening is definitely spring.

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