I stood in the lane and grinned last week.
I had spotted my first sycamore leaf of the year. In the hedgerow was a great display of sycamore buds through to opened new leaves and flowers.
Here are some photographs of some of the stages.
Although it was sunny which was encouraging the leaves to open, there was also quite a wild breeze. Sadly this had thrown down some of the new leaves - but it meant there was a little cluster that I could take back to the studio to draw. Here is that drawing.