Signs of Spring

Walking down Champlain Heights Trail there have been many signs of spring.

I am in awe of the bright green of the young vine maple leaves above me. Behind Kinross Creek Co-op, I see the deep pink of the first baldhip rose unfurling its petals. Farther down the trail, adjacent to Matheson Heights Co-op, the tiny pink snowberry buds shyly peek out from new green leaves. Further east, beside Cartier Place, the most prolific indigenous plum, hangs its yellowish-green plums down to me in tantalizing clusters.

Entering into the trails of neighbouring Everet Crowley Park, I find large white blossoms on the thimbleberry. While the salmonberry bushes surprise me with new green berries just beginning to fruit.

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