It's the colorful flowers on the other end of the stem that usually get the attention, but I have to say, this part of the plant deserves attention, too.
The part that I most like about this photo is the contrast between the virtually colorless dried mulch and the fresh, bright green of the new plant. That plant had to push its way upward through the hardened soil of winter and the layers of wood chips in order to reach the sun.
And then it just keeps on going, reaching skyward.
You've got to admire that tenacity, don't you think?
Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/125s, f/3.5 at ISO 320 at about 6:00 p.m.