Early winter at Lake Tahoe. The nights are all but the days still warm, you can feel winter but it hasn’t yet hit. Then suddenly one morning you wake up and the whole world in blanketed white. Happily, often followed by a crisp cool sunny blue day. The beaches that not too long ago regularly held sunbathers, are now covered in soft white snow. Similarly, in late March, when you know the weather should be warming, it can strike back and send you day after day of wet heavy snow and grey skies. The roads wet with slush. And all you can wait for, then, is for the sun to return and melt it all away.
Looking through a Lake Tahoe sculpture, filled with information and snow, to the lake itself.
Condos and a pine tree on the beach at Kings Beach blend in with fresh snow and stand out against the bright blue sky; Summer deck chairs left on the beach at Kings Beach get buried by the first snowfalls of the winter.
A little creek that winds itself across the beach to the lake at Kings Beach, covered in fresh snow.
It takes a very cold day to turn the edges of Lake Tahoe to ice, footprints in the snow trace the lake edge.
A thin tree, bare of leaves, on the snow covered winter beach beside the pier at Kings Beach; A car waits in the snow outside the Kings Beach Peluso’s Pizza to go window.
A coffee cup and local newspaper sit on a table, late afternoon, in the snowy Kings Beach supermarket car park.
Footprints in the snow down the steps leading to the beach as fresh snow piles up at Tahoe Vista.
A thin blanket of fresh snow covers the small town of Kings Beach, tall trees and small buildings; First snow of the season covers everything by the lake, including this pier at Tahoe Vista, with it’s foot worn path through the snow.
A delicate tree, bare branches covered in snow, overlooking the pier at Kings Beach.
A house on the beach by the lake at Tahoe Vista, on a sunny day in the snow; Light snow makes a unique marking on the trees at Kings Beach, with this green weatherboard house in the woods.
The textured trunk of trees in the park at the edge of the lake at Kings Beach.
A house in the snow with it’s street number nailed to the trunk of a pine tree on the main street of Kings Beach; A little white shingle house in the snowy woods at Tahoe Vista.
Light snow covers the forest at Tahoe Vista.
The back porch and snow shovel covered in a light dusting of snow.
Snow covers even the tiny branches and delicate pine needles of the tree; The sun peeps through a cluster of snow covered trees, a beautiful blue sky behind.
The first light snow fall of the winter cover the rocks on the beach at Kings Beach, but their shape is still visible.
To see more photos of Lake Tahoe go to Lake Tahoe CA: spring & autumn.