Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, California~

Several years ago, I flew out to visit my husband's Aunt and Uncle for their 50th wedding anniversary.  During that journey, I had the pleasure of staying with Bill's family at Lake Tahoe and fell in love with the place. 
Bill and I journeyed there 5 years ago, and he too, loved this very special place. 
We had planned again this year to visit Bill's Aunt Roz who turns 85 next year, ( he was named after her late husband),and since she lives in Reno, Nevada, we had another chance to visit the shores of this gorgeous place.
Lake Tahoe is one of the deepest lakes in North America and the colour of the water is glorious!

Everyone has one special person in their family, that always turns sour lemons into lemonade and that would have to be for me...Bill's Aunt Roz. 
She and I have always gotten along beautifully and she was supportive of me, when some of the rest of the family, were still deciding...
Yes, it is true;')~

A couple of Steller's Jays were also visitors along the shoreline.
I just think they are grand~

I am linking up with Stewart at:

Wild Bird Wednesday


A little Red-breasted Nuthatch investigated the rocks along the rocky shoreline,

 as were Mr. & Mrs. Brewer's Blackbirds~

A few families and friends had gathered, to enjoy the final days of warm weather. 
It not only gets very cold at Lake Tahoe, they get loads of snow that melts and feeds into the lake every winter~

I must say, I really fooled Bill with this image and got a nice giggle too. 
It was one of those quick glances and I way, and sure was no way a real Bald Eagle, but fake, fake, fake;')~

I took the image of Meaka pup-cub staring at the door, awaiting the return of the master of our little family~


  1. Wonderful shots of lake Tahoe. the birds are great and I love your cute pup Meaka.

  2. It looks like a wonderful trip. There is so much color in all of your photos, especially the blue in the birds.

  3. It is truly gorgeous at Lake Tahoe. When our son still lived in Reno, we drove over and visited. We were able to take a tour through the old "Bonanza" ranch house before it was torn down (or whatever it was they did with it). Your Stellar Jays are beautiful.

  4. Beautiful photos Mary. I love the Stellars Jay photos and have never seen one for real. Beautiful colour just like the blue of Lake Tahoe. I like the shot of the kayaks too. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. Blessings, Pamela

  5. Beautiful lake and scenery, but, I love your dog, give him/her a kiss from me.

  6. the lake views are beautiful. so is that stellar jay! and your sweet pup.

  7. Wow !! I discover the Steller's Jays with your beautiful photos. I never see this bird before because we don't have in eastern North America.

  8. That is a gorgeous lake! I can see why you love it so much! Fantastic landscape. The Stellars Jays are handsome birds! Great blues!

  9. All your photo's are beautiful, I have been to Lake Tahoe many years ago and I remember how beautiful it is. That blue bird is amazing and what a lovely dog.

  10. Oh how I would love to visit Lake Tahoe one day. Bill's Aunt Roz sounds like a lovely woman. It's always wonderful to know that at least one person is "in your corner." ;))

  11. Interesting post. So many details in every photo!
    Well done!

  12. Fantastic shots. Great birds and scenery.

  13. Great photos. Lake Tahoe looks to be a very beautiful place.

  14. The Jays are really great - they have such a splendid blue colour.

    Thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Australia

  15. What a fun trip! LOVE those Jays.... I don't see Jays like those around here.

  16. Ohhhhhh, wow. When I grew up and raised my own family in Colorado Mountains, I would see the stellar jays quite often. Aren't they gorgeous?!!!! Your photos of them are superb. And the eagle flying above the sparkling water....stunning!!!!

    By the way, one of our cats is named Tahoe. Just for the lake of course. It's such a fabulous area of our country.

  17. These are fantastic photos. I have never been to Lake Tahoe but have heard how beautiful it is. Meaka is really cute. I am new to your blog. I saw a comment of yours and saw that you were a Howell. Curiosity drew me here and I am so glad as I have really enjoyed my visit. (My mother was a Howell (from the UK originally).

  18. What a pleasant trip you made!
    Blue jays, how very blue they are. Never seen those.
    Good photos! Greetings Pia

    PS. Did you see the Google translator in my blog this time?

  19. those jay's are GORGEOUS, i have never seen that varity before!!

    in the last week i started getting the "red breasted" nuthatches, they are beautiful and a real standout at the feaders.

    i loved so much about this entry, mostly the love you have for your special aunt and she for you!!

  20. What beautiful photos. The water just looks so refreshing and wonderful! Your pup is a cutie too :)

  21. I enjoyed that visit to Lake Tahoe Mary, especially that shot of the sun reflecting on the lake. Nice try with the Bald Eagle but I just spotted the wire too. the Steller's Jays look fantastic, rather outshining and outblueing a Blue Jay too.

  22. Enjoyed the visit to Lake Tahoe with you. The photos and color are just spectacular (love that last shot of the blue jay). Also enjoyed your Grand Canyon pics, we were there just a year ago!

  23. lots of lovely photographs this post; a nice visit with your special aunt/uncle, wonderful scenery and beautiful birds too. I especially loved the blue bird - I don't think it was a jay ...very striking!

  24. Beautiful views! I love the bird shots - particularly that Stellar Jay. Meaka is adorable.

  25. Mary, it's so fun catching up and seeing your wonderful vacation. Everybody should have an Aunt Roz in their corner, don't you think?

  26. Hi Mary,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Kings Beach to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you!


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