Everywhere was green this morning as we walked around the old American Adventure site. The trees are almost all bursting forth with bright, fresh leaves and flower buds. The dominant flower colour seems to be white at the moment, but a couple of trees and shrubs were 'bucking the trend' by valiantly displaying different hues. The first of these is familiar to us all and indeed can usually be found in bloom every day of the year. I speak, of course, of Gorse (Ulex europaeus).