Winterlake Lodge is home to nesting swans and loons

Fiddlehead fern emerging in the springtime

Springtime in Alaska is stunningly beautiful if you look closely past the debris of winter. This week we are cleaning up the yard, preparing the garden for planting, and letting the chickens out in the yard to sun themselves in warm afternoons (the chickens have a nice yard that is protected by an electric wire fence).

The loons that live on our lake have returned. They cry and fuss every time a floatplane lands on the lake and in a few months, they’ll proudly display their new baby.