After the dormancy of winter, some of the first signs of returning life are provided by the swelling and opening of the buds on trees and bushes. The new leaves and flowers unfurl with all the grace and fluidity of a ballet in slow motion. Like a dancer who leaps into expressive and dynamic movement from a still poise, the re-emergence of leaves is an annual spectacle that is the original rite of spring.
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