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Dreamreflectionz by Lee Jorgensen

Passionate about people, travels, wine, critters, nature and all the other magic moments of life!

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A Hommage to Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe is Americas’s second deepest lake and my safe haven for the past 28 years. I have loved Tragic Season (Fall before Winter arrives and Spring before the summer season hits), full-blown winters, 4th of July on the Lake and every moment in between. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada on the California side, Squaw Valley and Tahoe City became my homes away from home and nothing felt more familiar or safe to me for all those years. As I find myself on the other side of the globe in these early spring days, I feel the pull of the mountains and my lake. I truly hope I will see it again and/or discover my new Tahoe which I believe will be Höga Kusten. Until then, here are a few pictures from the past ten years in Tahoe:

For those of you who are not familiar with the various projects around this Lake, there are currently plans to build a gigantic hotel in Homewood on the West Shore which would make the 5 mile drive to Tahoe City 2 hours during 4th of July weekend, as well as a gigantic outdoor waterslide in Squaw Valley. As far as I am concerned, this would be a disaster for residents, tourists, critters and nature and I can only repeat over and over “KEEP TAHOE TRUE”!

Winter Wonderland Again!

I have seen snow in Squaw Valley before, but never for a full week when even getting to the nearest restaurant was a struggle!  It has been snowing ever since and there will be lots of spring skiing this year!  My safe haven since 1993!

Winter Wonderland!

Squaw Valley is my safe haven where I have been staying for 26 years and never get tired of it!  Whereas summer is gorgeous in the Sierras, seeing the majestic mountains all draped in white adds extra magic!

Oooops!

Sometimes, technical mistakes can produce rather amusing results!

This photo was taken on a cold winter day and I had put my neutral density filter between my teeth while I changed my lens.  It was getting dark, so it completely escaped me that the filter was now all fogged up!

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I am not sure what happened with this one – probably a very dirty lens!

 

Fall is Here!

Fall used to make me sad.  Being Scandinavian, I could not bear to lose the sunshine and the long days.  Now that I have lived in California for almost 20 years where the weather seems to get warmer every year, I treasure the cooler temperatures and the many photo ops!

I went to my beloved Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago where the colors where just beginning to turn.  How can these warm colors not put a smile on your face!?

The Water is coming back to Lake Tahoe

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The California drought has not been kind to our lakes and rivers, but there is hope!  These two photos were taken about a year apart in the same spot.

 

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