I think our liquor cabinet needs pruning.

Sunday Stills: Revenge of the #Fifth and More

I have said this before that when I create Sunday Stills photo challenge themes, they are meant to challenge me, too. This is definitely true today, May 5th, as I use “fifth” as this week’s theme. As you read today’s post, I am finishing my weekend in Lake Tahoe with our Women’s Retreat. Our retreats …

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Colorful Cabin Door

Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

What is a blogger to do when there is no Weekly Photo Challenge scheduled this week? Why, post for Thursday Doors, of course! Back in July (seems so long ago now), we stayed with friends in their cabin near the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It was another endlessly hot weekend in the Sacramento Valley, …

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Aliens leave behind Giant Boulders of Kryptonite

Kryptonite Brought to Planet Earth

Breaking News in South Lake Tahoe, California. This just in: Spaceships descend on Planet Earth's South Lake Tahoe area. A series of Unusual  landing strips mar the existing Lake Tahoe air field. Aliens leave behind what appears to be giant boulders of Kryptonite, casting a frighteningly eerie glow on native pine trees. Throngs of people in nearby …

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Cold December in Lake Tahoe

One Word Photo Challenge: Winter

Although winter seems like a distant season away, Winter is the theme for the One Word Photo Challenge. November is here and brought some rain to Northern California and we can look forward to cooler days and (finally!) cold nights. In this photo taken in South Lake Tahoe in early December 2009 near the Heavenly …

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Turquoise Waters and Sky

Turquoise is the theme for Cee's Fun Foto Challenge. While the photos themselves are full of turquoise and other hues of blue, the fun they exude is in the eye of the beholder. I love how the kites from the nearby kite boarders are juxtaposed over the area where the windsurfers enter the water. Of …

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Circles of Friends

While at our retreat in Lake Tahoe, I captured this photo of the paddle-boat Tahoe Queen on one of its daily tours and I am submitting it for Ed’s Sunday Stills weekly photography feature. Since “circles” is the theme, you will see the circle of the paddle wheel as well as the circular wood structures …

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Windsurf Lesson

Rewards of Waiting, Wind, Wings, and Wicked

Reward The weekly photo challenge for February 27 asks, "What is your reward?" Here are mine.  In Lake Tahoe, after waiting to dock after a two-hour cruise on Emerald Bay, we were greeted by this incredible view. After taking a windsurf lesson with a pro (bottom left, teaching a child), I headed out for some …

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The Clinic Photo Rehab: Winter’s Day

California needs rain...badly! January was recorded as the driest in history--no rain. Many of the ski resorts closed because of the lack of snow. While the rest of US has been hit with snowmeggedon, and even rain in the southwest, Northern California remains dry. Why is this bad? The Sierra Nevadas need a major snow …

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