So I'm happy to keep tracking that progress!
Another example, from a gorgeous midweek late afternoon walk:
It also seemed like candles popped out this week - a little later in the season than when I first noticed them a few years back, but marvelous just the same. (Candles are the little bright green extensions when pine trees grow each year - so named because they really look like candles.)
The dandelions are also in full force:
With lots of sunshine this week, I liked peeking up at the new leaves.
And of course, a return trip later in the week to the lilac tunnel, now in nearly full bloom: