After seemingly endless days of blue, sunny skies and seasonably warm
temperatures, snow lovers (like me), snowboarders, and skiers, can finally rejoice! At
last, winter has arrived in Lake Tahoe, and dumped sixteen inches of fresh powdery
snow. The snow is not only powder, making for beautiful skiing and snowboarding
conditions, it is wet, creating a solid base for more to come.
It’s the “more to come” phrase which really excites me! There’s nothing quite
like Lake Tahoe, with its serene beauty, year round. But when winter graces this area,
making our little world white, and adding a diamond sparkle, it is simply breathtaking!
Diamonds? Sure! Diamonds, and emeralds and rubies, and sapphire, and—well, snow
always has a majestic sparkle, which looks like real jewels are on the surface of it. But
at Lake Tahoe, it’s easy to imagine that the snow is reflecting the magnificent colors of
the area itself. The trees, the lake, and let’s not forget about Emerald Bay! What a clear
picture of Heaven on earth….
Peace and quiet….Lake Tahoe has a quiet, peaceful atmosphere year round, all by
itself. Add snow to it, and you can hear a pin drop! The jewels in the snow? Why, they
are even more prominent at night. The sky is dark, and the moon shines down on the
lake; the snow illumines the night even when the moon isn’t out, and the “jewels” seem
to sparkle more than ever. It is simply breath taking! But, the best thing about Lake
Tahoe is that although it is a quiet, peaceful getaway, and even better place to live, it is
both peaceful and fun!
Whether I am rushing down the slopes, or walking down the streets and taking in
the pine scent as I go in and out of the shops of our rustic villages, I am simply in awe. I
don’t even have to leave home to be in awe, either! If I sit in front of the fireplace with
a steaming cup of hot tea, gazing out the large window in my living room, and view the
sparkling tree tops surrounding the always angelic Lake Tahoe, I am simply overcome by
my surroundings. Oh, how blessed we are in the wintertime at Lake Tahoe!