The "tree of life"* has shown the beginning of new life. I have never seen the cones before because the hedges use to be well cut. But not this time, because of the hedge trimmer's little sloppiness, I get to see cones.
*Thuja occidentalis or northern white-cedar or eastern arborvitae, I do not know which name is used in English, in Sweden we just say thuja. The tree of life is an old name from 16th century.