Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's June but it's not summer yet....

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.

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