Despite the attention on spring, on St. Patrick’s, on longer days and brilliant sunshine, with the end of spring break I am inclined to regard the world in various shades of blue.
From a drive to Governor Nelson State Park, just north of Madison:
two minutes outside Madison, total quiet
from the north, looking toward the Capitol, the lake is ice-free
...though evidence of winter is there, along the shore
blue shadows on slushy trails