Greetings from Hungry Jack Lake

January 2, 2018

Tanner Lake reflection

Greetings from Hungry Jack Lake!

Winter Solstice 2017


Tanner Lake in early October looking smooth as glass, mirroring bright sunshine, forested shores and azure blue sky.

A few days ago we were able to skate across Bearskin Lake, gliding along the shore, avoiding areas which looked too thin.  To skate on a smooth lake is sublime.  Add to this the flash and sparkle of broken ice which had partially thawed and refrozen smooth again.  Facets in the ice reflected the beautiful late season sunlight as we moved over the surface.  Since that day it has been blowing and snowing so there will be no more skating on that scale.

This is a time to reflect on the year past and look forward to what the new year will bring.  Like the reflections on a lake and the shore, the views are often similar.  Though inevitably winds of change disturb the symmetry.

Our family is well.  Nancy and Dave continue to “live the dream” on Hungry Jack Lake: summers helping guests explore canoe country and winters pursuing art in glass and guitars.  Ben graduated from St. Olaf and is working on the next chapter life has to offer.  Will is in his sophomore year at St. Olaf and the two of them spent the month of August travelling in Europe.   From where we sit today the view is pretty good.  Sometimes ripples cross life’s surface yet the reflection is more beautiful for the waves.

We hope you have time to enjoy some reflections this season and your future has images which are clear, bright and beautiful.

The Seatons – Dave, Nancy Ben and Will

"Thanks folks, had the perfect weekend trip I was hoping for."