Photo: April 20, 2013
What a difference 100 km (about 60 miles) and some moderate mountains makes! It is like going back in season. We went to the Laurentians for a couple of days - to Trout Lake near Ste-Agathe. Spring is taking a tentative hold, but the ice is not ready to leave the lake. On the south-facing side of the lake, much of the snow has melted, but the other side still has plenty of snow.
A hardy heron hunts hopefully at the edge of the lake, the only spot that is free of ice. I don't know how those skinny legs can abide the frigid water.