Last week I walked around Lily Lake again. The seasonal changes are happening at warp speed now. The incremental changes noticed during Winter walks are eclipsed by gargantuan changes within a week's span. Last week's humid temperatures created junglelike growth. The path is narrowing with abundant foliage! The pinxter blooms have fallen away, the bullfrogs' sound is deafening (except when you pass by their particular spot), reeds are greening and growing out of last year's dried fronds and lily pads choke the lake's surface, dotted with occasional blooms, any one of which looks like a beautiful Japanese flower painting. Dragonflies flit along the path, chipmunks chur and dash about, and new ducklings are guided to safe havens by protective mother ducks.