April showers, May flowers, the saying goes. We expect vibrant colours from Spring. Warmer weather transforms the landscape rapidly. From cold and lifeless, the surroundings become a vibrant display of revival. All this cannot happen without a violent and rain soaked change in the weather. But even in this chaos of an early Spring storm the first signs of the oncoming season are here. Fresh green shoots break through the debris of recently departed frost, a clear signal the new colourful season is upon us.