Rose Lake in the Sun
People say it's cold in winter and there's nothing to do.
It's been a sunny week for skiing around here.
I visited Rose Lake and enjoyed skiing for about a mile on the wide open swamp dotted with muskrat houses. Some beavers have also moved in along the shores. They're somehow keeping bits of water open to get in and out and fetch more nibblin' wood.
A larger open area near shore (10 x 10 feet, say) has big dogfish rising up and gulping air like whales. Their prehistoric heads rear out of the water and their toothy jaws work as they gulp a breath.
Best of all is a half mile long ridge overlooking the winding Vermillion Creek down about 50 feet below.