Only In Tahoe!

November 6th, 2009
Trees on the upper Flume Trail

Trees on the upper Flume Trail

Exercise on Birdie Way

Exercise on Birdie Way

My Favorite Tree

My Favorite Tree

Tahoe is a place of quickly changing and highly variable weather.  It can snow in the middle of summer, it can rain in the middle of winter.  We have more sun than is probably decent, with accompanying indecently blue skies.  Sometimes it just takes your breath away to look up into the deep, deep blue.  It is a very happy place.  But a changeable place.

Fall is a great time of year around here.  The nights are cold, but the days are plenty warm to play.  you might still need a sweater, and you won’t be going in the water, but still, it is generally very pleasant to be outdoors.  We’ve had 3 snows already this year, so maybe it will be an early winter.  It is common, though, to have the occasional snow between September and December, when winter really sets in.

Yesterday, Kim and I walked the nature loop up in the meadows, which many of you are familiar with.  Everything is shades of gold, from the grass to the trees.  There is plenty of water in the streams and marshy areas, so all is lush and beautiful. 

As we walked around the upper end of the loop, we startled a herd of deer grazing in the meadow.  They took off at a run, crossing the trail directly in front of us.  I wish I had had my camera, so that I could share it with you.

This month is prime bicycling month, too.  Not too hot, not too cold, and breathtaking views.  Today Kim is riding the upper Flume Trail with our son, Cole.  I’ll get a full report later.  Why am I sitting here working?

Now, at the beginning of November, I am sitting in my office looking out the window.  The sky is that lovely, deep blue.  The aspen trees are bright gold, and are shimmering in the breeze.  It looks like a wonderful day.

But wait!  As I am looking out, I see flakes of something in the air.  I can’t believe it.  It’s snowing!  And it’s sunny!  And it’s 30 degrees!  Only in Tahoe!  I’d better put on a pot of coffee for when the boys return.  They’re going to need it!

As they say around here:  “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes.  It will change.”

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