Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Glorious Colors of Tahoe

On the eve of the first day of fall, I am finally getting around to writing this post about the glorious colors of Tahoe we experienced on our annual visit in August.  Before we get too deep into the warm, rich hues of fall I wanted to share these images with you.

In a word: Tahoe is blue. From transparent light blue and turquoise water to bright sky blue. There is something about blue that is so calming and tranquil, almost heavenly. There is a reason Tahoe has a ski resort called Heavenly and the Lake is known as the “jewel of the Sierras.”

There is also an abundance of green (trees), brown (earth) and gray (rocks) in Tahoe in the summer. (In the winter and spring the predominant color is white, but that is for another post when we go spring skiing!)

The sky and the lake are the bluest of blues - bright and sparkling and pure. The greens are deep and serene. Brown is grounding. The large gray granite rocks along the water's edge evoke strength and sturdiness . . . this glorious place will be around for a long time.
And since summer came late this year, we enjoyed accents of yellow, purple, red and orange wildflowers. What a treat!

This is one of our favorite spots to anchor the boat at D.A. Bliss state park.
We simply refer to it as “Bliss” for obvious reasons!

The water literally sparkles when Geoff glides across it on skis.

On top of the world!
The view from one of our favorite perches atop Eagle Rock on Tahoe’s west shore.

We even enjoyed a beautiful performance by the Tahoe Youth Ballet set amongst the huge sugar pine trees and the Lake as the backdrop. Simply beautiful.

How about this sunset? Have you ever seen something so gorgeous?

In addition to the natural colors in Tahoe, deep brown mahogany “woodies” abound on the Lake. 

Our favorites are the Italian Revas.

We were married on the shores of Lake Tahoe 14 years ago. For our anniversary, Geoff gave me this hand-made Tahoe bluebird necklace from Bluebird Designs.  I saw bluebirds every day in Tahoe – they bring me peace and strength.

And I just had to throw in a picture of Sofia in pink with the backdrop of glorious Tahoe blue!


There is a huge effort among locals and regular visitors to “Keep Tahoe Blue.”  I hope you will agree it’s a worthy endeavor.

Ok, now I “think” I’m ready for some cozy fall days. How about you?

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