What's not to love about a day like today?

Docks are in, on a very calm lake. 

Water level is up. 

The loons are out, busy fishing.  Thanks to the calm lake, I could even see their black and white bodies skimming along just below the surface of the water.  Awesome!

Season-opening preparations continue.  Sunshine and rain have encouraged the leaves to start budding, and the grass is growing fast enough that it is time to pull out the weed whacker and lawn mower.  I was afraid that spring wouldn't wait for me while I was gone to Alaska.  I'm happy to report that I didn't miss it.  It's all starting to happen, right before my eyes.  I love this time of the year.