Taste of Spring in Nova Scotia

One day we get blowing snow and freezing temperatures and then the next day is a thaw. There is water running in the brooks and I hear maple syrup is being boiled in the woods.  Spring colours are beginning to return to the forest and last week the winter ice melted off the lake and left open water for a few days. Over night the lake froze over again and this morning some migrating geese stood on the frozen surface.
 That was funny to see, as they really looked put out by the inconvenience of the stop and start of the weather. Yesterday while skiing in the woods I noticed buds on branches beginning to swell.
I am sure there will be more snow before long but in the mean time contrasting colours of the land are an inspiration as the sun sends more energy our way.