What just happened? There was a distant muffled boom in the ice on the lake as it was restlessly shoved around on the surface….a slow rolling back of the blanket of snow in the bush and a crackle and hiss of the leaves as they broke their damp bonds with the earth in the warming breeze. Suddenly there are small white and yellow fowers staring up at me and the sun is dazzling on the lake…IT’S SPRING! And just as I was lulled through the slow awakening of the forest, April has shot past and it is May! Soon the highways will be clogged with cottagers all in the same rush and anticipation as a new season at the lake gets underway.