Here are a few more photos from our Christmas getaway.
Open water on Christmas day. Westhawk Lake is a meteor lake, which means it's very deep. We've been to this location a number of times during the winter over the years and have never ever seen open water. Usually there's a snowmobile trail (or several trails) crisscrossing the lake. Not this year. With the unseasonably warm weather we've had, the lake was mostly open water.
I'm actually surprised that we didn't see at least one boat on the lake. It would have been suicidal to do so, but I was sure that some yahoo would loved to be able to say "I went boating on Christmas day".
Closed trail sign.
If you can see the open water behind the sign, it's obvious the trail is closed, but I guess you can't be too careful when the conditions are so unusual.
Pine Grosbeak - Male. There were lots of females around, but I didn't get a good shot. I love seeing these guys when we are here. We occasionally have grosbeaks in our area, but not this type. These guys prefer coniferous trees; we mostly have deciduous ones.
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