The lake has begun to melt. The edges by the spring are fully dissolved. This is where the geese and ducks have spent their winter- the warm spot (it's also sheltered from wind.) Now the whole lake has once again become their playground. If we have a few more days like this it will all be liquid.
My focus on this plein air painting was mark making and how to differ: trees to the wetness of water. Attention to where I wanted an edge was also important. My edges were more about color meeting color instead of line.