Today it's a cold windy overcast day. We're spending the day at the cabin on the lake and here are a few things I discovered on my walk around.
As I stepped outside I took a picture of the thermometer. It's cold, but not as cold as it was this morning. Apparently, an inch of snow had blanketed the area early in the morning. Thankfully it had melted by the time we arrived although I could see evidence of it here and there.
Spring comes slowly up North but even slower out at the lake. Here you can see the lupines just pushing through the ground. In the summer purple lupines cover the banks by the cabin. It's stunning.
There is still evidence of fall clinging to some trees. I'm surprised that these leaves are still attached to the branch after all the snow that fell over the winter.
The ice melted off the lake only a couple weeks ago. The water is murky and there aren't many fish around, much to Monkey's dismay.
In the summer you can see little minnows swimming in the shallow water. Monkey can catch them with a little net.
The irises are just poking out of the ground. It'll will be a while still before we see the flowers emerge.
I'm not sure what these are. They remind me of asparagus but I wouldn't eat them.
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