Yesterday I posted a photo here of ice on the lake where I live. Today, 99 percent of the ice has melted, with only a little bit lingering on a couple of shoreline spots.
So, today I launched my canoe, and paddled for almost two hours. In the process, I came across the two loons who will be co-habiting the lake with us this summer. I don’t know if it is the same loon couple that was here last year. But it is traditional for a loon couple to make themselves at home on this lake as soon as the ice has melted, and to rear a young ‘un. I thought I heard them last night, but they have been loudly announcing their return today.
I snapped photos of them and shot a video while I was paddling about. I’ll add the link to this blog’s video page later (I added a winter video today).
So, it is safe to say: Spring has returned to the north country — finally!
P.S. Click on the photos to see their full size.
P.P.S. Tomorrow, nude sunbathing!