I took a photo of this tree one year and used it on my Christmas card. Don't you love how it stretches so far out over the water and causes such an artistic reflection?
The photo below is the dock jutting out into water of Lake Nebagamon (Wisconsin). You can see from the tree color - really, lack of color - across the lake that Spring is slow in coming. But we had excellent warm weather for the day-and-a-half we were there.
A tiny plant making its way up through the leafy ground cover.