Last Tuesday it was cold and overcast, a gray day requiring a hat and mitts for the girls. We packed a snack, lunch as Newfoundlanders call it and headed out to the park with the girls for the first time this year. Any time we provide day care for the girls and weather permits, we like to take them to the park to have some exercise.
The park has been cleaned up since my last visit earlier this spring. Our city does a great job maintaining the parks but there still weren't any leaves on the trees.
It was past the middle of May and not a leaf was in sight, not even the hint of green. Leaves were but a promise.
This is not a black and white photo.
Last year, they appeared during the first week of June. Such may be the case again this year. The only colour on this day came from the slide equipment and the girls, their coats and enthusiasm. We had a great visit.
Update: a week later and the leaves have started to appear, a few days early this year.
The green of new growth makes this one of my favourite times of year.
The promise, long awaited, is fulfilled.