Seasonal greetings from Osprey Lake

The holiday season was a busy one here at Osprey Lake.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Another year has come and gone.

2013 will be an eventful year for the Tellier & Creegan families as we will be hosting our Big 0’s and 5’s Party on Labour Day Weekend.  This event happens every five years, but will be our third within the past 10 years.  Special days and events will be celebrated this year and we hope that our paths might cross this year.

The holiday season was a busy one here at Osprey Lake as the local volunteers organized the annual Christmas Santa Sled and Santa and the Elves visited a number of households with young children. Then there was the annual hay ride that seemed to excite the community. Many enjoyed this event held over four days.  A record crowd showed for the Snow Wheelers Annual Snowmobile Poker Run. It had 112 participants. Terry and I helped by making sure everyone got across the highways safely.  Our New Years party was attended by 38 friends and the Bud Shed was rocking with a nice campfire on the outside and great food and music on the inside.  We also enjoyed a number of days of good snowshoeing and were treated to the sight of some rabbits resting in comfortable surroundings. The animal tracks were numerous, most days with us seeing moose, deer, coyote, lynx, and cougar tracks.  Our friend a couple of doors from us has installed a infrared camera on his property and upon his return this week the camera revealed a Cougar walking past their cabin in November. Our most recent track siting had a cougar or more than one crossing our property on December 28.

Lots of snow has fallen this week with about 12 inches in two days and another big drop to come in the next couple of days.  Oh, how I miss the warmth of the southern Arizona sun but we really do enjoy our moments here at Osprey Lake in the winter.

Most of us usually try to stay away from making New Years Resolutions as we tend to forget them right after the fire works and the popping of the corks from the bubbly This year I made a resolution to go to CHURCH yes Terry and I. Well, it has been along time since we went to church except it seems over the last couple of years we were there for saying our good-byes to very good friends.

So, this year we are going attend an Eric Church concert on Friday February 1 and join a sold out crowd in Penticton. Eric Church is a relatively new Country Artist and this past year his album “Chief” won the Country Music Academy award for best Album for 2012 and at the American Country Awards won the Best Song Award for “Springsteen.”

Stay in good health and enjoy the season.

Cheers, Greg & Terry Tellier