Vivid in Black and White

Tahoe is known at the “lake of the sky” because it reflects the vivid, deep blue skies of the Sierras.   On this day, we had some interesting clouds happening.   I think this black and white treatment does the trick in showing just how dramatic this part of the world can be.   Enjoy.

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Cloudy Morning Mountain Drive

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My morning commute is about to change and I was feeling all sentimental this morning.    I love this view.    It is breathtaking every day.  I will miss it.

I will not, however, miss snowy/icy/treacherous road conditions on this winding road.   I will not miss going through $1,000 in tires every year.   I will not miss slow-ass tourists lollygagging on the drive.   And, while I respect a bicyclist’s right to the road, I will not miss trying to avoid running them over while just getting where I am going every day.

Fortunately, my new morning commute (coming to this blog soon) will still include this same mountain from a much lower altitude.

Instagram Goodness

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I recently posted this photo as I had taken it pretty much straight out of camera.   Then, I played with it a little bit in Instagram and shared with it with a few friends.   My Instagram and Facebook accounts have pretty much blown up with comments and likes.   So, I thought I would share it on here as well.    It’s just another one from my daily commute.   I literally just rolled the window down to take this picture.   I didn’t even get out of the car.

This was taken from the Geiger Grade rest stop looking west at Mount Rose above Reno, Nevada.

Winter Weather

I think I love winter weather pictures more than any other season.    Sure, I love a nice, sunny day but there is so much more drama happening with fog, snow, ice crystals and clouds.    Here … see what I mean?

This morning, there was a true ghost fog with all kinds of mystery pockets in the trees.
This morning, there was a true ghost fog with all kinds of mystery pockets in the trees.

 

I know it stinks to be up early but I hate to miss a good sunrise.
I know it stinks to be up early but I hate to miss a good sunrise.

 

There were lots of a little dew drops this morning.   It was 'warmer' today than it has been in a while.
There were lots of a little dew drops this morning. It was ‘warmer’ today than it has been in a while.

 

A little closer on the dew with some magic in the background.
A little closer on the dew with some magic in the background.

 

One more from my commute to work.   I love these mountains.
One more from my commute to work. I love these mountains.