Rain plus a few warm nights causes the natural world to come alive. The lake surface develops a layer of bugs and tree debris from the night before. Strawberries bloom roadside. And otter kits leave the safety of an old beaver lodge to scour the weeds near shore for minnows and small fish.
The old dock shows signs of winter weather. Trees along the lake leaf out in no great hurry. Acorns missed by the animals spring forth as new life emerges SLOWLY along this small Wisconsin lake.