First there were the mallards, a dozen or so, courting one female! What a joy to see these fellows prancing in the water, bobbing heads, swimming to and fro to attract the attention of one sweet female..
And then there was the spring storm - six inches of snow and winds buffeting the trees at 50 mph (80 kph) ripping limbs from the trunks of otherwise almost spring blossomed glory.
And today, there is glorious, amazing, sunshine and 60 degrees of warmth. Time to paint.
The sunset picture above is the end of a day with no electricity, phones, or internet - a promise of a fine day to follow.