Last beach visit to Tahoe this year….

2014FallSand Habor Banner 1000wI wish we could have more beach time at Lake Tahoe.  I really love it there.  There is something truly magical about that place.  I always feel better after being there.  So I am sharing our last beach photos for this year.

The water is still low, and we really need a good wet Winter this year to help recover from this drought.  One interesting thing about a drought is that it allows one to see further into the Lake’s depths.  Lake Tahoe has experienced droughts in the past and it will experience them again in the future.  This is just part of the cycle of nature.  It’s when the cycle does not return back to the moisture laden years that it becomes a concern.  Let’s hope this Winter will prove to be refreshing for the Lake as well as the whole surrounding area.

We spent the September day at Sand Harbor, which is my favorite beach area up there.  The giant granite boulders are really sticking out, but the seagulls don’t seem to mind or the young children that had plenty of shallow water to frolic in.  The divers didn’t seem to mind the shallow water either.  They returned back to the icy depths below several times during the day.

So I took lots of pictures to remember the day and to make sure that I had good ones to share since I have an average everyday camera that works pretty good.   I am not a professional photographer, but I do appreciate a well composed image, and I assume my audience also appreciates good photos as well.  😉   I hope you will enjoy the last day at the beach.

Gretchen Winkler (c) 2014

This seagull enjoyed trolling the beach for any goodies that the humans may share with him.

This seagull enjoyed trolling the beach for any goodies that the humans may share with him.

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Divers heading out to the deep water.

There were lots of small children there having a good time with their parents.

There were lots of small children there having a good time with their parents.

These rocks looked like giant feet sticking up out of the water.  It was fun to imagine what the rest of the giant granite being would look like.

These rocks looked like giant feet sticking up out of the water. It was fun to imagine what the rest of the giant granite being would look like.

Small fish swimming around the rocks.

Small fish swimming around the rocks.

Side view of the odd rocks that everyone wanted to have pictures of.

Side view of the odd rocks that everyone wanted to have pictures of.

The water was so lovely and clear.  Notices how the sunlight seems to ripple through the water.

The water was so lovely and clear. Notices how the sunlight seems to ripple through the water.

Boulder seems out of place - notice the water line at the bottom of it.

Boulder seems out of place – notice the water line at the bottom of it.

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Popular bunch of rocks for sun bathers to climb and jump off of.

Water so clear and calm at the time when the waves come in about mid to late afternoon.

Water so clear and calm until the time when the waves come in about mid to late afternoon.

I had a good time watching large schools of fish swimming through the shallow water.

I had a good time watching large schools of fish swimming through the shallow water.

Seagull enjoying the later afternoon sun.  Until next year....

Seagull enjoying the later afternoon sun. Until next year….

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Gretchen Winkler is a Writer, Artist, Radio Show Co-Host, Costume Designer, and ordered Knight. For the past 20 years she has authored several informational websites, started several technical companies, and has been an avid student of art, literature, history, technology.

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