Travel

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Photographed May 2013

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“It was the end of August, and the skies were cloudless and the weather superb…It seemed to me that nothing could be so fine and so romantic.” – Mark Twain

What is it about water that has such an effect on us? An afternoon of endless gazing we give to a vista of water so vibrantly blue it is as if a child colored it. Deep breaths… the simple joy of clean air fills your lungs and your body feels connected to the earth, this mesmerizing place of peace and tranquility. We walked on pine needles and felt the mist of roaring rapids vapor kisses on our faces and discussed how magnificent Mother Nature truly can be. A few days at Lake Tahoe, a few photographs to remember…

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“…at last the Lake burst upon us — a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft full three thousand feet higher still! It was a vast oval, and one would have to use up eighty or a hundred good miles in traveling around it. As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”

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“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? — it is the same the angels breathe.”

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“As the darkness closed down and the stars came out and spangled the great mirror with jewels, we smoked meditatively in the solemn hush and forgot our troubles and our pains. In due time we spread our blankets in the warm sand between two large boulders and soon fell asleep…nothing could disturb the sleep that fettered us, for it had been fairly earned, and if our consciences had any sins on them they had to adjourn court for that night, any way. The wind rose just as we were losing consciousness, and we were lulled to sleep by the beating of the surf upon the shore.”

Excerpts from Mark Twain’s “Roughing It



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  • candace

    absolutely stunning photographs.
    thank you for sharing jaime and kevin

  • brunetteletters

    I love how you can share all these beautiful photos with us.

    Thank you so much!!! Great inspiration and lovely to see…

    http://brunettelettersblog.blogspot.com

  • So gorgeous. I love that you were able to capture just how crystal clear the air is out there.

  • Louielandscapephoto

    pure awesomeness i keep telling you guys every time i see your California pictures you folks need a west coast studio . take care, _lieumez

  • These are just so beautiful Jamie, as always and you’re right. Looking at beautiful blue, pure water is calming, an escape and always puts a smile on my face. x

  • These were just stunning and tranquil. I would do anything to get away at the moment… take me with you next time! xx

  • Barb

    My favorite place on earth. AHHHH Tahoe

  • Melanie

    Perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  • Beautiful photographs!

    the colour of the water is exquisite, and the intricacy of the wood and rocks you have captured is amazing.

  • I’ve been to Lake Tahoe… but it was when I was 6 months old, haha! I think it’s high time I return…

  • Dee

    Nice pictures!

  • Courtney

    Beautiful pictures! The colors of the water… wow.

  • utterly gorgeous

  • I love that you used Mark Twain excerpts. And of course, beautiful pictures.

    Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  • Melanie

    I’d LOVE to see a ‘day in the life’ post by you and Kevin :)

  • Vika (www.viki-talks.com)

    those pictures rock! I can feel the wind and hear the water…

  • Tracy Gilmore

    Gorgeous photographs – love the movement of the water!

  • saree online

    Amazing photography….love the places…very interesting

  • Anita

    These are exquisite. Breath-taking.

    I can’t imagine what it would be like to actually be present in all that gorgeous natural scenery!

  • Absolutely stunning photos! You really captured the rugged scenery of Lake Tahoe and firmly cemented it as a place that’s now on bucket-list :)

    http://nomadicsamuel.com

  • Peter

    SPECTACULAR!!

  • wow stunning photographs. I was there at Lake Tahoe last year, so it looks very familiar!

    http://laviedetaylor.blogspot.com

  • Sasha Hendrikz

    Absolutely beautiful, thank you for that!

  • UrbanJungleFashion

    gawsh that water is SO clear!

  • ygriega

    lovely place! captured beautifully

  • I love this lake – especially in winter when the sandy, snowy beach meets the turquoise waters. It’s like a dream.

  • Renuka

    Oh my gosh…the water is sooooo blue and stunning!

  • What a nice place! I have a friend who is from the area who I haven’t seen in years. Maybe I need to get over there for a visit!

  • great photos

  • TDM

    I love the photos, so crisp and fresh looking. that’s a place I’d like to throw my hook in the water.