Something natural, lighter and strangely hopeful.
Yes i'm growing horse chestnuts, but out of 12 planted only seven have poked heads above soil.
The first pic was taken on the 2nd of April, and the 2nd take a few moments before posting. At this rate, barring a very bad frost, in a months time the horse chestnut seedlings will have to be given new homes.
Pic 1 2nd April 2009
Pic 2: 12th April 2009
And although the angle of capture's slightly different, in the 1st picture you can just see the second shoot popping up out of the soil on the right hand side, which in the second picture is the one just about to open its leaves, in the lower right hand side.
Ah yes before I forget and get totally carried away, here's the lovely spring climbing rose and yellow something which escapes me.