The first few years after we moved to our current home, I used to watch the lake behind our house freeze over each winter, and think, "Something's missing from that view, but I can't put my finger on it." And then, in the 3rd year we lived here, I finally figured it out: A frozen lake view, while truly beautiful, is missing...THE REFLECTION ON THE WATER! So in a sense, a winter lake-scape only shows 1/2 the picture...an emptier, more plain picture. That's what I love about the warmer months. A reflection on the water adds SO much fullness to what you're seeing. It's like viewing TWO skies, and TWO tree lines, and I just love it. The photo on the right is a great example of this, although I'm not the one who took it (darn it). Our lakes are still frozen here, but I know that soon, the ice will melt, and once again, we'll get to enjoy those beautiful, multi-dimensional views!