The Purple Smoke Trees are leafing out.
If you haven't seen these before- the are really unique, at least to me. The leaves are purple and they and then when they bloom, it looks like little puffs of smoke.
I have been waiting for these to start leafing and almost like all of the sudden, I walked by yesterday and there they were! Purple leaves all over the place!
The Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks are starting to bud up as well. Another one I have been patiently waiting to open up, though this one is neat even with no leaves. Talk about character!!! Look at those branches- all twisted and contorted. Love it!
Everything is coming to life. Spring is such an exciting time. If it isn't here, it is pretty close. Course with our Texas weather, you just don't know. Today is to be 75 and tomorrow high of 84. This is to be followed of course with Tuesday with a high back down to 68.