In the last few days, the ice has completely melted from Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles, both 2 minutes out my apartment building's back door. This means that Spring is finally here. But of course, Minnesota winter always promises a late relapse, happening as late as June some years. So we Minnesotans enjoy what Spring we can, especially after such a dreadful Winter.
Here is my little bit of Spring in a bottle, refracting sunlight through my flask of maple syrup (yes, that is what it is!) against the backdrop of the newly melted Lake of the Isles.