April marked the halfway point of my year-long lake project. What a fun, exciting experience this has become. I’m not certain what I expected when I first began, but I had no idea that my own appreciation and gratitude for the lake, its inhabitants and surroundings would grow exponentially. I didn’t have a clue about how much I had yet to learn about the lake. In retrospect, I hadn’t even scratched the surface of this incredible resource. My intention had been to celebrate the lake by sharing it with others (each of you, and I thank you for coming along with me on this journey), but instead the lake has shared itself with all of us. And I am certain there is much more to come. I’m looking forward to the next six months, and to the surprises that await us. Let’s kick back and enjoy the ride!