SLOWLY, the leaves are unfolding, but this is the latest spring I can remember. It's as if spring has been on hold for 3 weeks, and now it's finally arriving.
We have a favourite road we drive down on our way to places further south; it goes through the woods for almost the entire concession. These first three photos were taken May 2nd, when the leaves were still just yellow-green opening buds.
There was a bit of green showing, but certainly no leaves in the canopy.
These next five photos were taken yesterday. It's a LOT greener, and the Sugar Maple canopy is filling in fast.
There are no homes along this concession, so it's not plowed in the winter, and the trees are not cut back to make room for snow banks. So we drive right through the woods at the edge of the road.
The canopy certainly isn't out entirely yet, but there's definitely a lot of green now.