After the snow – hail
After the hail – rain
This evening – sunshine, and the garden unfurling before my eyes.
The young leaves of the dark prunus (possibly prunus cerasifera Nigra) glint red when back lit by the sun at this time of year.
The hosta (Plantain Lily) standing to attention – at this point untroubled by the slugs that will no doubt devour them before the summer is out.
The buds of the cherry and the ornamental crab apple, swelling after an afternoon of sunshine.
The shrubby honeysuckle’s delicate flowers hiding amidst the green leaves.
(I am not 100% sure this is a shrubby honeysuckle – but I cannot think what else it could be. Do you have any ideas?)