Lime time

The last two weeks of April and often the first week of May are what I call ‘lime time’. That brief period in the year when new foliage and growth bursts forth and the green that emerges is an intense, energized shade of lime. Its tenure is brief. All too quickly this colour of spirited youth matures into a calmer more sedate shade of green as spring marches resolutely towards summer. Celebrate it while it lasts!