This is probably one of my favorite things to see in spring. New leaves that have just unfurled from their buds, with a bright green color that just screams, "We're new! Look at us! We're so glad to be here!"
We were told on Saturday when we went for a walk to steer clear of the diag (the main part of U-M's campus). But after a visit with Anne and Matt and the kids, we took it as a challenge. We wanted to see what all the hullabaloo was about.
You see, it was graduation weekend last weekend. But because the stadium is currently under construction, graduation was not held there. It was big news when it was decided. Students complained. It was on the front page of the paper. How did the university respond? They threw 1.8 million toward the effort to have it on the diag (normally it costs about 400,000 at the stadium). Here's how it looked (these were taken after the graduation took place):
In this last picture you can see the plastic tiles that they put down over the grassy parts and near the trees. I guess this made it easier to walk with heels on, or easier to get solid footing. I'm glad they had good weather, because otherwise it would've been a muddy mess!