Took a walk around to see the early spring growth, pull a few weeds, make plans in my head. There's a lot more plants coming up than I expected. My forsythia is still just showing yellow on the edges of buds, although others in the area have bloomed. Lilac, which always looks so sickly at the end of summer, has new flush of green leaves. Hydrangea has fat new buds, summersweet doesn't but I tested under the bark with a fingernail scraping and it's green, alive.