Indian plum, each new bud like a burst of green flame.
Yellow-green, or chartreuse, is
the most visible color to the human eye because it sits directly in the middle of the frequencies of visible light. (Wikipedia)I didn't know that. I did know that a ray of spring sunlight, angling down between the heavy evergreen branches overhead, and shining through a spray of fresh-sprouted salmonberry leaves, catches my breath away.
The newest baby horsetails.
Willow over the slough.
Willow catkins, close up.
Elderberry; coarser, tougher, fast-growing. In a couple of weeks, the flowers will be in full bloom.
The holly and the ivy. Dark evergreens, but now even they are fringed with golden light.