The lilac buds seem to have doubled in size in three days (previous measurement). And they’re getting fuzzy.

Methodological problems, though: I can’t measure the same bud against the same background because, surprise, the twigs are growing, thrusting their way upward, so the relative positions of bud, twig, and blue snow shovel* all change, and I can’t get the same shot twice (paging Heraclitus). I imagine agronomists have keen tools to measure their plants with: Maybe tiny rulers they lay directly on the plants, and then photograph?

NOTE * I’m tempting the Weather Gods, I know, by calling the snow shovel a prop.