Spring does seem to be late this year, although that maybe due to a much earlier Spring the last 2 years. No matter when Spring is officially designated as arriving, I have decided to spend most of April documenting Spring's progress. Today's photo is of the flower buds on my neighbor's Bradford Pear. Each flower bud is less than an 1/8 inch in diameter. I decided to focus only on the tip of one flower bud as a metaphor for early Spring stirrings. The image was then processed with a texture to give a painterly feeling. Nikkor 85mm macro, f 4.8, 1/80, ISO 200.