It’s almost surprising how fast plants are producing new growth. This morning when I walked to work, it looked like the buds on the raspberry canes were just barely swelling open and by this afternoon there was an additional centimeter or so. The salmonberry blossoms are starting to open amongst the growing leaves when it was only a day or two ago that there was just a hint of leaves pushing out of the buds. The deerheart are showing up as many spikes that consist of rolled up leaves which will soon unfurl to cover the forest floor in green. Along the beach this evening there seemed to be far more seaweed then the last time I was there.