Happy Holidays!

23 Dec
Blue Lake in December

Blue Lake in December

Happy Holidays, Blue Lakers!  According to on-the-scene sources, here’s what’s been going down this month on the lake:  Blue Lake is now well-frozen, back in business for the ice-fishermen who have their ice shacks comfortably situated around the lake.  A walk around Blue Lake island revealed about ten homes merry-making in the snowy wonderland.  Yup, there’s been plenty of snow.  A nicely-sized snow storm beautified the BLMA in the middle of the month.  The winter solstice passed earlier this week, delivering the shortest day of the year without a hitch.  And while the sun will still be rising later for another week or so, it will be also setting later… so sleep in and rest up for all the late-night holiday parties!  Still planning the holiday menu?  How about a wild turkey?  A rafter of about 12 huge birds have been trotting around Blue Lake Road and Agawak Road.

Turkey and Reindeer Country

Turkey and Reindeer Country

Reports have also come in that Kris Kringle may have visited Blue Lake early this year.  The evidence?  Boot prints captured in the snow, circling the chimney of a Blue Lake resident’s chimney.  However, cloven hoof prints did not accompany the boot marks so keep your eyes out for wayward reindeer.  Pay special attention to the deer congress on Blue Lake Road, west of Blue Lake Island Road.  Blitzen may be trying to blend in, captivated by the loveliness of Blue Lake in the winter, and trying to sneak in an extended stay.

Tracking Reindeer

Tracking Reindeer

Have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Freshly Plowed

Freshly Plowed for Holiday Visitors

Photos by JCM and VBM JR.

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One Response to “Happy Holidays!”

  1. Sylvia January 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Thanks for the photos! They let me visit from 2500 miles away and without getting my winter boots on (I have to confess, a pair of which I don’t even have!).

    Stay warm! I imagine long cozy evenings in front of the fireplace.

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