Once the ice is out the lake begins to spring. Loons return from their ocean adventure. Ducks stop briefly en route to more northerly nesting sites. Fish wallow in warming shallows. And we humans slowly move back toward open water, paddle at the ready, anticipating a warm summer to come.
When the temps break 70 the masses come out of hibernation to enjoy the great outdoors. Lake Superior is a favorite subject for photographers with endless horizons and colorful lighthouses.
The lake tells the story half ice covered half open water. Similar to our spring sunny one day snowy the next. Years like these send us right from winter into summer. We can hope can’t we?
Yes spring in like a lion with a winter storm warning set for today. Payback for a mild winter perhaps? At least the sun is shining we tell ourselves as we grasp for the silver lining!