I was walking back home from a local school this afternoon after a tough afternoon's teaching.
Progress along the road was slow; I was weighed down by paperwork, work books, teaching files, ukulele, and all the clutter and impedimenta that a teacher lugs around. samba whistle, three identity badges, diary, phone, notebook, water bottle, pens, blu-tac, memory stick, head phones. The only bit of weight saved was my mp3 player - where did I leave that, I wonder?
Anyway, this slow progress was why I noticed the beech hedge beside part of the footway;
this picture is a bit fuzzy, but among the golden brown autumnal leaves were all these tiny pale green new, spring leaves. I've never seen that before.