This beauty popped out just a couple of days ago, the first of many to come.
Yellow is the first color of spring, with forsythia and wildflowers.
Next comes green, first so pale as to almost be yellow, but deepening by the day.
Eventually, the pastels give way to the vivid colors of summer, starting with the corn poppies.
Whole fields of them, just like in Monet’s painting. It won’t be long. The first poppy has arrived.