On May 17,my friend and co-worker,Gwen and I decided to check out a part of our province about an hour or more away from us. We left right after breakfast and headed to Portage La Prairie and then on to the lake area,stopping first at Delta and then at St. Ambroise.
This area has in the past had beaches and campgrounds,but due to recent flooding that has all but ended.The birds don't seem to mind and that gave me many great opportunities for pictures.
Here I caught a Canada Goose just touching down.In the background you can see some of the many Western Grebes that were there.
What we were not expecting was the ice not that far from the shore.Yes,folks that is ice pushed up on the water.Lake Manitoba is a fairly large inland lake,so it takes longer for the ice to melt.
At St. Ambroise we not only had ice on the water,but they actually made a cut through the snow bank so people could get to the shore of the lake.
There was not much activity at the lake and that came as no surprise.The picnic table looked somewhat deserted.
Despite the fact that there was still ice and even snow,I found beauty.The blue of the sky brightened an otherwise dull image.
In the nearby trees we could hear birds singing,it wasn't cold,even though it looks cold.
We had a great time.Yes,we had to have our food in the vehicle but it still tasted good.
We have been anxiously waiting for spring,but of one thing we can be sure. It will come,God says so in His Word.
As long as the earth endures,seedtime and harvest,cold and heat,summer and winter,day and night will never cease.