Okay, so this photo doesn't show what I'm trying to get across, but there is a hint of green in the hills around here. One of the nicest signs of spring is the subtle hint of green in the woods. It's a young green, a just barely green, a new-born sort of green, a difficult to describe kind of green. In short, the leaves are slowly bursting from their buds and unfolding into their final summer shape and size. Soon the raw browns will be hidden and we'll be paddling in a green coloured wonderland. Green is a better paddling colour than brown, unless the browns are glorious soaring rocky cliffs!