It started with 1 branch. On this branch were 8 of those pink bud-looking-things that were just a couple days older than the rest. Those pink buds turned into brown wads and on 1 single branch those brown wads turned into 8 jungle-green leaves. Days later hundreds of the things would unfurl and the whole tree would be alive with vibrant color. For so long i worried that this tree had died due to its bare branches but it was really just hibernating. Winter was fading and the spanish oak tree was breaking free from its grasp.