Tahoe Colors and Rocks

May 1, 2010
Tahoe Colors

What a glorious way to start May! On a beautiful sunny day in Tahoe I captured this photo which represents the amazing colors of Tahoe. 

From the clear green water and mostly sandy lake bed, up through the changing shade of lake blues, to the sparkling white snow covered mountains. And finally, the tinted mountain skyline and the blue sky and occasional cloud. 

A pallet of layered colors, what a peaceful and beautiful scene. 

Tahoe Rocks

I thought this was a fun and different photo to capture. Someone had used a selection of rocks to spell out ‘Tahoe Rocks’ on the shallow lake bed near the shore.  

If you scan the photo from the bottom you could almost imagine the lower part being from some Caribbean beach but, as you scan further up and see the snow-covered mountains you realize ……. it must be Tahoe!
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Snowy Tree Line

April 12, 2010
Snowy Tree Line

Snowy Tree Line

Captured this photo just of HW89 on the road to Tahoe City. I like the snow-covered trees and the blocks of snow covering the boulders in the Truckee River. It’s almost mid-April and we are still having snow storms!

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Donner Lake

April 8, 2010

Donner Lake

Donner Lake visible from HW80. This is a very popular view as seen from Donner Pass Road which you can take from the town of Truckee. It twists and turns up and over Donner Summit Bridge to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and eventually back down to HW80. 

This view is taken from the scenic vantage point beside the Donner Summit Bridge. I like the overall framing of the photo as well as the colors and distinct blue lake.  

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March 30, 2010


What a difference a couple of days can make. Last night Tahoe was hit by a snow storm and we all woke this morning to a wintery blizzard scene. Visibility is very poor around the lake and if you do venture out the wind can blow the snow around making it impossible to see anything.

This photo of Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, on the West Shore, gives you an idea of the weather conditions.

The forecast is for heavy snow through tomorrow and continued snow showers through the weekend. It’s not expected to return to sunny climates again until early next week. However, that’s great news for the ski resorts!

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Emerald Bay

March 28, 2010

Emerald Bay Bridge

This bridge supports the traffic on HW89 as it ambles around scenic Emerald Bay.

I like the colors of the stone, the reflection, as well as shadows, laying on top of the calm and cold mountain water and the clear blue skies above. A very tranquil and peaceful photo.

And, the chunk of snow to the left is the only clue that the local ski resorts, such as Homewood Mountain and Alpine Meadows, are still entertaining skiers and snowboarders. Without that snow this photo could have been taken during the summer season.

Emerald Bay Waterfall

In contrast to the tranquil Emerald Bay bridge photo, the view looking in the opposite direction away from the bridge. What was calm mountain water now rushing over the edge of the rocks as it plummets down eventually to the Emerald Bay waters edge and Vikingsholm.

Emerald Bay one of the most famous and recognizable places on Lake Tahoe at any time of the year.

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Pier View

March 21, 2010

Pier View

First day of Spring, March 21st, 2010.

This view is looking to the East where you can still see some snow on the mountains in Nevada. Of course, we have more snow over here on the California side but it is clear that Spring is on its way as the snow is melting.

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Lone Eagle Grille, Incline Village

March 14, 2010


Eagle Grill Pier, Incline Village

Lone Eagle Grille, a well-known and popular place, is an awesome location to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon by the Lake and with views like this you can see why.  

I like how the clouds seem to be congregating above the mountains, circling the lake itself.  

Eagle Grill, Incline Village

And for those who might feel the cold, the warm pit-fires allow you to step outside from the bar area, with drink in hand of course.  

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