South Lake Tahoe

October 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

We're spending a week near Lake Tahoe using a time share exchange.  Our friends Carol and Chris are with us, and so far we're having just as much fun laughing and hanging out as we usually do.

We arrived late yesterday, and today was our first day to explore, so we headed to South Lake Tahoe to look for fall color in the aspens, and to check out the spawning salmon in Taylor Creek.  It turns out that it's lots of fun to see the hundreds of colorful salmon in the very shallow water, but it's not so easy to photograph them.  So...although I managed to take a few sort-of- sharp pictures of these guys, I'm a really more drawn to the purposely blurry abstract shots like the one above.  No matter what, the whole thing was a very cool experience!

 

In addition to the colorful salmon, there were lots of ducks in the water...their mission in life apparently was to stir up the water to find and eat the eggs the salmon had laid.  According to the info signs, each salmon lays between 400-1200 eggs, and 3 out of every thousand actually survive!!!

 

This one duck had obviously eaten his fill, and had found himself a very cushy spot to watch all the goings-on. 

 

As you can see by the lack of photos, we weren't so successful with colorful aspens...but there's always tomorrow to see what we can find.


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