Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring at 6500


I think spring has arrived here at 6,500 feet. It may not be lush yet, but there are certainly signs. I always love to visit blogs that show me pictures of what it is like where they live at different times of the year. So I thought you might like to see what early spring looks like at Lake Tahoe.

We took a walk that winds us around the golf course and homes that are only used for a certain part of the year. Where I live, only 30% of the people live here year-round. I guess they don't like to shovel snow. Anyway, it's quiet right now, but soon it will be bustling with tourists and the people who are only here for parts of the year.



Lucy was having a ball running on the golf course. But she will only be able to do that for a few more walks. We could already see someone preparing the course for the summer, and she is not welcome when the little golf carts start winding their way around. As you can see she is running at full tilt. We keep a close eye on her because if she hits us running like that there is no doubt you are either going down or breaking something. We don't call her Hulk Lucy for nothing. One time I was talking with a plumber in my kitchen in Minnesota, I was on one side of a high counter and he on the other. That house was large with a big open floor plan. Lucy went into "crazy lab mode" which is running as fast as she could around and around the room. She was able to get some speed up when she hit me right behind the knees. One minute I was talking to the plumber and the next I was looking up, red faced, as he peered over the counter to see if I was okay! 

You can see that the snow is fighting to keep hold on the green grass that has been buried, just waiting to take it's turn. I love the shadows on the snow and grass from the tree branches not yet in bloom.

I'm trying to visit everyone's blog that left messages. Thanks so much for your visits to mine. Have a great day!

46 comments:

Deboshree said...

haha..!! What a girl..!I can only imagine the scene and I burst out laughing thinking of it.
I visited your blog today and I must say, you have found a regular follower in me^_^
It's nice to read the thoughts of someone who realises the beauty of the little things in life.

Deboshree said...

WOW...I saw the pictures just now.They're beautiful.I wish I could be there.Sadly,where I live nothing so beautiful shall ever cross my eyes.

Debralee said...

I live in Grass Valley....we are blossoming all over now. Of course, the winter snow ruined some of my plants this year...but all is looking good! I love it up there!!!

Breeze said...

I live in Canada and contrary to popular belief we don't have snow in April usually...this year...it started two days ago and we have another day of it tomorrow..then it shall all melt away quickly. I hear it's good for the farmer's fields so that's good!

Three days ago I was looking at the daffodils popping up all over, today they are snow covered...sigh

Breeze

Crystal Jigsaw said...

There are so many time zones in our world; I find it fascinating to see spring (along with all the other seasons) look differently in different parts of our ever changing planet. Gorgeous photos.

CJ xx

Cher said...

You have a great blog--I much admire it; and, like Deboshree, will be a regular follower! Great writing, simple organization. I aspire to this! Happy Spring.

blogboggist said...

hi i'm on the other side of the planet in india. saw your blog and found it to be interesting. you seem very deep rooted and calm. hope to know more through your blogs. my name's avi by the way.

California Girl said...

Hi! Looks better than here!

Reya Mellicker said...

What beautiful pics! Makes me homesick, even though I moved away from Tahoe in 1983.

I remember vividly the tourist season(s) both summer and winter. They used to refer to spring and fall as "shoulder" seasons when I lived there.

Happy spring!

Cindy said...

I came across your blog via Blogs of Note. Thank you for sharing your insight and wisdom. I noticed you read Eckhart Tolle. I am reading the New Earth and LOVE it! I truly believe that happiness is in the present moment.

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I would love to hear your thoughts.

CrazyCris said...

I know what it's like to live in a "seasonal" location. And I actually miss it! The part of Alicante I live in is to the north, at the limits of the city, and is 100% beach area (parts rocky, other part long sandy beach). Up until 10 years ago this whole area was ~90% second homes. People coming for Easter, the summer and many weekends between Easter and Halloween (many of the people with 2nd homes here have their 1st one just 1/2h away, downtown. It's an Alicante tradition). We used to go for a drive along the beach in the evening and not see a single light in the buildings. We the increase in tourism and the construction boom, well this is just a regular city neighbourhood now, with more schools, lots more traffic and lots more noise. Still calmer in winter than summer (can take the dog to the beach in winter, but not in summer), but I miss the "old" days.

I've been meaning to take pictures of Alicante Spring for a while too! If I don't hurry up though it will be over! Spring and Fall are barely noticeable stops between winter and summer here...

lolit said...

we don't ahve spring here,this is a tropical country but i can not help to still adore the beauty of the spring, i hope someday i can also experience that.see the beauty of it.thanks for sharing this one to us.

Earth Friendly said...

Love your pics. I live at 6500 also and we are not quite as green as you but working on it. Daffodils are gorgeous here.

true said...

i like the dog

linda said...

your dog story is hysterical!! labs can be out of their minds sometimes which is why I don't have one ;) ... that and you can't have any flowers because they dig them up!!! or will at least try to dig them up!

tahoe is so lovely and I bet the sky is as blue as blue can be .... how lucky to live in such a gorgeous place!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

What beautiful photos....I love Lake Tahoe. I'm reading a non-fiction book right now about the 1982(?) avalanche that happened at Alpine Meadows. Avalanche notwithstanding, I do miss skiing at Tahoe every year!

Sandi said...

The pictures are real nice to see,since I have never been to Lake Tahoe. And Lucy seems to be running the show.

林蘇 said...

Place you went is beautiful. I live in country never have snow so it is great to know season change through your blog.

Sae Han Park said...

California is awesome! now i am reading the book which is "the California gold rush and the coming of the civil war" for my history class. Then I found Lake Tahoe is near to Sacramento where I went to last winter. thanks. you inspired me to keep reading this book. :)

Nlaxie said...

I love how you find simple things and subjects and turn it into a beautiful essay. When I first visited your blog, I read "Small World," and now I'm hooked! Keep on writing!

Jill of All Trades said...

Very pretty pic's. Love the puppy too. We have a granddog who looks a lot like your little one.

jae! said...

I love the warmer weather! :D It's really nice and sunny in LA for the last few days and all the flowers are starting to bloom again. Anyway, I love reading your post and found a lot of inspiration :) Thanks!

Cheers,
J.

P.S If you ever want to visit mine, its jjae.blogspot.com :)

Expat From Hell said...

From a former Angeleno who used to drool over those who got to live in Tahoe. Alas, I am in Kansas now...keep up the good blogs and GREAT photos!

Lori ann said...

Hi Love, Oh thank you for the photos! It's great to see more of your neighborhood. Is there a trail that goes all the way around the lake? I think I remember a trail race, maybe an adventure race that is in Tahoe. I LOVE LUcY! and I really like your sidebar♥
love, lori

Natalie said...

Wonderful view alright! Thank you for sharing your beautiful neck of the woods.xx♥

MoxieDog said...

Wow, Tahoe looks absolutely gorgeous! I've yet to go there. Your dog is beautiful, by the way.

susan said...

I grew up by a lake in southern Ontario where the resident situation was similar. Summers were fun but I always preferred it when the part timers and picnickers were gone. There was a private golf course a couple of fields away with apple trees in between.. a favorite spot to walk or just sit and daydream. I didn't call it meditation then :-)

Neno Sang said...

i love your blog.amazing how we can bring so much to life with just words.

Deboshree said...

hey..thanks for stopping by at my blog and your words of encouragement mean a lot..thanks a bundle^_^

地球咖啡烘培美食 said...

The place is very beautiful~!

Joanne said...

Beautiful mountain views in your first photo, so peaceful. Hopefully the green grass will win out over the snow soon for you!

Freetojoinsurveys said...

very nice blog , dog is cute..
!!!!!
congrates for blog of notes...

Pyzahn said...

I agree. I enjoy seeing the seasons in different parts of the world. Was happily surprised to see fall arriving in New Zealand the other day.

If you get a minute to visit me, scroll down a few posts and you will see a picture of spring time in the flatlands. Well, that was before Mother Nature brought us two more snow falls.

It certainly looks lovely in Lake Tahoe.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's good to see green.
And what a happy-looking dog.

Chris said...

I recently joined the Blogspot community and came across your blog today via Blog of Note. Very nice and uplifting writing. Much better than mine anyway! Lol, anyway, consider me a follower and I look forward to more writings. Great pics also!!

carrielynn said...

Those pictures are beautiful.
You have a really nice blog.

Mere de Onze said...

What beautiful scenery and a beautiful dog you have! You must have so much fun with her. We have two cats and as much as I love them, they are not much for playing outside, they're the more curl up on your lap type of personalities.

surekha tangri said...

loved ur blog,the photographs that you have put are eally wonderful and ur dog os really enjoying the weather

Candy said...

I have a black lab that loves the golf course too. It is awesome to see them so happy, especially when they get to the holes that have ponds. The golfers might hate the ponds but at least some find them as the best part on the golf course.(our dogs) :)

CAN YOU BE OVER 50, SINGLE AND HAPPY? said...

I live in Michigan and I'm new to blogging,just started and have no idea what I'm doing. I stumbled onto your blog and have found it to be so exciting and interesting. There was no way I could read all the comments tonight. I don't know how to "follow your blog". Please let me know. I love all of your pix's. I'm still in the early stages of learning this whole "blogging" thing.

A Modern Mom said...

What kind of dog is Lucy? She looks exactly like my Princess, who is a Black lab mix.

This is my first time on your blog but it won't be my last. Great content!

Lovejames said...

What a beautiful place you live in! i'm currently living in Cambridge, England and it is FLAT. Mind you, if you will move to East Anglia and the Fen Country, what can you expect!
i was born in hills and i gravitate to them usually; this was an econimic and social move.
i too came looking here from Blogs of Note, you must have had thousands of hits since then! It must be slightly overwhelming? You do have a nice blog though :D
i must visit mine more often...

p.s. the James of 'Lovejames' is James Marsters; i'm a HUGE fan

shadeyblog said...

mmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Marie said...

Lucy is enjoying life running freely...nice dog.

Lilly said...

Very nice and funny... i've done the practice b/4 reading this... not too much on the "what w/they say"

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