In the middle of our frozen lake, there is an optimist waiting.
Conventional wisdom would lead me to believe that this silly goose will freeze to death on that spot, waiting for something that will never happen.
That conclusion would be incorrect, because soon he is not alone.
One becomes a pair.
Soon there is a gaggle, the Canada geese are returning to GriggsDakota.
There must be enough melting each day for them to get a drink of water. They don't mind resting on the ice.
Other birds are arriving at our feeder each day now, as well.
So we will borrow optimism from our returning feathered residents and believe that Spring is here as the calendar claims.
The weather is wintery in GriggsDakota.