A Fortnight Ago
I described how the water in the lake appeared to be clearing, although you really had to stare hard at the picture before you noticed the slightly greener patches where you could just make out the "cabbage leaves" just below the surface. Now the first flat leaves have appeared on the surface.
I took the picture mainly to attempt to create a record against which to judge things in future years. Looking at the image of a fortnight ago almost more interesting than the water surface, and the few lily leaves now to be seen, are the reflections of the trees surrounding the lake. In part it is the better sun that brings out the green of the leaves, but more significant is how it shows the growth in density of the leaves on the trees.
It looks like yet another thing I'll have to keep an eye on.