Lake Tahoe – 1

Mark Twain said, “If you want to obtain the air that the angels breath, go to Tahoe.” And he was right.

Lake Tahoe is a magical place: beautiful, enchanting, a solace to the soul. And at twenty-two miles long, sixteen miles wide and over 1,600 ft deep, it is also big. So big, in fact that you can see, if you are high enough, the Coriolis effect (swirling caused by the earth’s rotation) of the wind on the lake surface.

Sure, it is somewhat touristy…a lot of tourists go there and need to be accommodated. But the scenic beauty (not to mention the awesome skiing) is amazing.

This is the first of a number of pages of pictures I took at Lake Tahoe, starting with a number from Spooner Lake, a small lake just off of route 50, the highway that takes you over the pass from Carson City, NV into the Lake Tahoe region. It is the nexus for a number of hiking trails that crisscross the region. There are also several miscellaneous shots from around Lake Tahoe itself.

I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

Launched - Spooner Lake, NV

Launched – Spooner Lake, NV

Enter the dragon? - Spooner Lake, NV

Enter the dragon? – Spooner Lake, NV

Green on green - Spooner Lake, NV

Green on green – Spooner Lake, NV

No rolling stones here - Spooner Lake, NV

No rolling stones here – Spooner Lake, NV

Best buds - Spooner Lake, NV

Best buds – Spooner Lake, NV

Needles - Spooner Lake, NV

Needles – Spooner Lake, NV

Fire - Spooner Lake, NV

Fire – Spooner Lake, NV

Burnt - Lake Tahoe, NV

Burnt – Lake Tahoe, NV

Knot big - Lake Tahoe, NV

Knot big – Lake Tahoe, NV

Sun dancing - South Lake Tahoe, NV

Sun dancing – South Lake Tahoe, NV

Sun dancing closer - South Lake Tahoe, NV

Sun dancing closer – South Lake Tahoe, NV

Tired - Lake Tahoe, NV

Tired – Lake Tahoe, NV

All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.

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