It's almost May and winter still rules the land in Wisconsin. But it does provide some photographic opportunities. The warm (ish) to cold cycle turns melting snow into blocks of ice. Elvis recently obtained a macro lens for the first time in his life and it has proven to be a fun tool. Lots of otherwise mundane objects look interesting when viewed magnified. Here's an elm leaf emerging from a block of ice;
Note the detail in the veins of the leaf.