Old Ice and New Growth - Nature is Confused
D092-2014 Is it spring yet, or still winter? The answer is 'Yes' to both questions.
It's typical for warm days, when plants put forth new growth, to alternate with cold days, even snowy days, in spring. But I've never seen such a heavy ice build up on local lakes that even when a few warm days arrive the lakes are essentially still covered in ice. Thus this odd scene of willows brightening up with their characteristic spring yellow bark color while the lake they grow beside is still deep in winter.
The road through the woods at Hidden Lake Gardens has finally been plowed, but deep snow still lies just off the paving, and in scattered sheltered places in the woods.
Hidden Lake at Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
April 2, 2014
(Title: Old Ice and New Growth - Nature is Confused)