By C. F. Lawrenson
The Water in winter can look like dark ink at times. This was one of those transition periods at the end of winter when the ice was receding and these dark, inky abstract shapes of water were contrasting against the snow. Within a couple of days of seeing this, mergansers and Canada geese arrived to use the open water. In this painting another early arrival, a kingfisher, is also watching the grand opening with keen interest.