Early May is a magical time of year. In the garden, and in the countryside everything is full of promise and the youthful foliage that’s just emerging has a wonderful freshness about it. It’s all too brief of course – time and chlorophyll wait for no man, but perhaps a few photographs will help capture this spring time moment, however imperfectly. I took these snaps earlier today, in the glorious sunshine (no hail for us this week!), while out walking the dog. These leaves are just bursting with energy!