Looking at the image a few days later, I thought there was another way to work this image and make more of it. A little voice kept saying to go monochromatic. Off I went into editing wonderland. At some point, however, I longed to recover the lake house and it's simple red, and I did.
I welcome your reactions to the two renderings of the scene.
The eighteen day forecast for the region says below average cold and average precipitation, so I guess this image will be timely for a while.