At Yellowstone's Lewis Lake,
it may be June,
but it's far from warm.
Near the bank there was an early promise of spring:
a branch of pussy willow.
I liked the contrast of the early budding willow
with the ice still in the lake,
but I needed to get close to the willows to get this photo.
So I rolled up my trousers,
and waded out into the lake,
about knee deep.
And very invigorating!
After I got back in the car and my feet warmed up again,
they felt terrific.
I think I see why people in northern countries
do the steam room/ cold pool plunge thing.