New growth makes me so happy, at tops & ends like frosting on a cake, highlighting vein & needle patterns, symbolizing resurrection, hope, newness.
These photos are from southern Australia & New Zealand in January (their summer, but new growth).

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Pine pop-ups:
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‘Weeping willows’ in ‘roaring 40’s’ (south latitudes) winds:
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