Some say the buds grow to leaves in just a few days. My guess is the speed is directly influenced by the amount of rain!
This year I decided to document the timing with dates and pictures to prove it. May 2021 has had so little rain, but even with just a little water, we still see the larger foliage appear in two weeks!
On May 6, 2021 I took pictures of the buds, and two weeks later, May 20, 2021 I took pictures of the full grown leaves!
Stopping to snap pictures while driving the pastoral countryside on my way to Alaska Backcountry Cottages is a treat!
It will be fun for me to write a yearly post about the greening of the valley at Alaska Backcountry Cottages.com.