Today I found a picture of a maple blossoms on Elenacaravela's Blog. I wrote her that maples in The Netherlands are in the same stage!! I was, however, wrong. Due to unusual high temperature in the last few days the leaves rapidly unfurled, you can almost see it how it grows !!! So , Elena, I do apologize : our maples are miles ahead of yours :)
So, I will post the picture of the tree nearby where Louise (our sheep) lives, taken just a few minutes ago.