Spring has sprung, as they say. I took a walk around the Ottertail a week or two ago and found the big flowering crab almost fully in bloom.
Just to the right of that tree is a big old hard maple. It has some volunteer apple trees of some sort growing under it, and some of the long top shoots are right up in the maple. The white apple blossoms really stand out in the depths of the maple limbs.
Continuing to the right, the lawn is seriously green and the silver maple is starting to fill out with leaves.
No significance here, just a cool looking sky above the garage.....
Going around farther produces a view of the very green field and woods in the background. Also that blasted wood heap that needs attention..
On the north lawn a nesting robin was hunting worms. I never realized they did this, but as I watched it gathered four worms. It carried the previous ones around with it til it found another, then bunched them together and carried on. Funny thing is, the next day Peggy was standing in the living room looking out the north windows. After a while she said, "I never new robins caught more than one worm at a time! I just watched it find four worms before it flew off...."
Continuing around I noticed how pleasant the lodge looked in the afternoon sun.
And there was this hopeful looking white bloom a few feet away.
The lilacs were just starting to bloom and that cherry tree in the middle was full of white blossoms.
I have started to mow the south lawn on the diagonal, just to relieve the monotony of mowing.
And that brought me back to the flowering crab. It's blossoms look nice against the blue sky.
I went fishing with Ivan yesterday. We went to the Willow Flowage, kayaked around trying to find some fish to catch. We stopped once back at the landing to have a sandwich. Ivan had brought bread, left over fish and tartar sauce. We made sandwiches and had a beer with lunch. We fished quite a few hours but never got into any good fishing. We caught a few but kept none, but we did get in about six miles of paddling (by estimation using GoogleEarth).
That's it for now