I love these tender yet bright colors of new foliage. It’s spring here by so many counts, and not just the flowers. The air seems lighter, the sun brighter, the afternoons warmer, and then there are these sweet-tipped branches, showing off their more intense colors than those of the parent leaves. And there have to be at least ten shades of green here, from chartreuse through the middling grassy-greens to a deep, dusty green-black. The orange peeking through sets them all off nicely, wouldn’t you say?