Clouds and Fallen Leaf Lake

Here are some photographs that I took while I was staying at Fallen Leaf Lake last fall. I took these photos with my phone and between August and early November 2014.

If you like to see more photographs please visit my gallery page.

If you like to see more photographs please visit my gallery page.

A Narrative Story

For some time I’ve been having – what could be or is a narrative type story going through my mind recently. It’s a type a of story that doesn’t have a person to person interaction.

This is the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake at twilight.

This is the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake at twilight.

It is a story that takes place in point of time in about 50 to 60 years from now and it would be one of those events that would or could change the course of history – in the case future history of the planet. It would happen to take place when the planet is visibly dying and there isn’t much time left to have generational ships leave the planet to seed other habitual planets in nearby systems.

What has been circulation around my mind is a broad event where there are at least 4 to 6 older space fairing species that would visit the planet to look for someone who’s from a much older time but not old enough to be considered a part of the “first ones” – a term coined in Babylon 5.

There would also be some elements from other TV shows that have been off the air for some time. When I think of setting for this one event I imagine elements from various shows that had been on the air in the last 15 years.

The part of the problem is that I’m having trouble flushing out the details of this story that I have – I see the big overall picture – it’s just the interaction between people and the sequence of events that lead up to this point and the sequence after this one point.

If and when I would sit down to write something about this narrative that I have been thinking about – I probably would get a draft of all the little details and filled into the story.

I’m not in a conducive environment to write a good thought out story of this nature.

The comments should be open for those who want to know more….

Later, Peter

Tree’s and Saplings

Here are some photo’s of trees and sapling, along with sunlight coming through some trees.

Panoramic Photographs at Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe, CA

Here is a few panoramic photographs that I took at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe and the north end of Lake Tahoe, CA near and above Incline Village, NV – along the Mt Rose Highway.

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NASA Scientist Says Epic Drought Leaving California With Only 1 Year Of Water Left

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

(CBS SF) – A NASA scientist is saying California only has about one year of water left in its reservoirs, after years of record drought.

In an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech senior water scientist Jay Famiglietti cited data from NASA satellites, which show water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014.

“We’re not just up a creek without a paddle in California, we’re losing the creek too,” the scientist wrote.

California May Impose $500 Fines For Watering Plants More Than 2 Days A Week

Famiglietti also said groundwater pumping by the state’s farmers is “excessive and unsustainable.” Farmers are pumping groundwater in response to not receiving water from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for two years running.

Among his recommendations, Famiglietti urged the state to implement mandatory water rationing immediately and…

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Sorting Photographs

Hopefully during the next two weeks I would be sorting and possibly adding some photographs that I’ve taken the last two years on to this blog. I know in the past I would post photos and don’t and I’m planning to now. I doubt that I would be able to upload all the photo’s that I’ve taken over the two years. Granted, I doubt that I would be uploading all the photo’s – fraction of the photos would be uploaded.

There are a number of photo’s that I took with my phone which I’m planning to put up as a few regular posts on this site. I may do a sample gallery then link to the rest of the photos; but, I may not do this – depends on what I upload to the blog.

I’ll be posting something when I’m done sorting and editing the photos.

What I learned about life after photographing people preparing to die

Originally posted on Quartz:

Two years ago, Andrew George set out to prove there can be beauty—power, even—when we accept our own transience, our own mortality.

Long drawn to what he calls the “accidental collaborations of mundane things,” the Los Angeles-based photographer started looking for a hospice where he might be able to learn from and photograph people in palliative care. Finally, Dr. Marwa Kilani at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles agreed to give him access.

“Defying convention and the option of being a victim, the men and women in this project chose to turn around their lives in ways they had to figure out on their own, often without the help of anyone,” he told Quartz. “I admire the fortitude in that. They all, in varying degrees, have faced issues we all do or, eventually, will. However, they won’t be mentioned in history books for having done anything remarkable. Yet, the courage and grace to…

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Santa Fe Railroad’s La Grande Station

Originally posted on Framework:

The Moorish-style La Grande Station opened July 29, 1893, at 2nd Street and Santa Fe Avenue. In addition to the exotic architecture, La Grande Station featured lush gardens and later, a Harvey House restaurant.

In the 1920s, summer discount tickets by all railroads brought a major influx of tourists to Los Angeles. During the 1924 influx, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Le Grande station was featured in a May 19, 1924, Los Angeles Times story:

Wide-eyed and wondering, the vanguard of the great army of summer tourists that will make their way across the plains of the Middle West and over the Rockies for the next few months, arrived in Los Angeles yesterday.

Beginning at 7:30 o’clock yesterday morning the three great trans-continental railroads into Los Angeles began pouring tourists into the city by the trainload. The climax to the day’s influx came early in the afternoon when the…

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Would like to make an App

One thing that I want to do is to develop an iPhone App, the only thing is that I don’t what kind of App that I want to develop. Though, I could make an app for the sake of making one.

This is one of those times where I want to do something, so I can learn how to do something, but at the sometime I don’t have enough reason to start something – yet.

If I do develop an App I may post something, but doing something like this in not a priority at this time.

A Field of Sage

Here is some photo’s of a Sage field that is located on Fallen Leaf Road that is outside of South Lake Tahoe, CA., off of Route 89. This sage field is result of an controlled fire that happened about 6 to 8 years ago (not sure exactly when that controlled fire happened).

These photo’s were taken with my iPhone 5c on 13 November 2014. There might be a few that are blurry photos when I took them in the last 30 to 45 minutes of daylight of stated date.

Hope all of you would enjoy some photo’s until I get some more up on this site.

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Ducks on Fallen Leaf Lake

Here is a wide-angle shot of two ducks that I saw swimming towards the north end of Fallen Leaf Lake one evening. These two photos I took with an iPhone 5s.

This was taken one evening at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA..

This was taken one evening at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Here is a close up of the same pair of Ducks as above on Fallen Leaf Lake.

This was taken one evening at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA..

This was taken one evening at Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, CA..

‘Bay Lights’ Organization Needs To Raise $4M To Keep Art Project Illuminated Over San Francisco Bay

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The organization that created a nightly light show illuminating the Bay Bridge said Thursday it needs to raise $4 million by the end of the year to make the public art project permanent.

The lights are scheduled to be removed from the bridge in March 2015 so that Caltrans can perform maintenance on the cables, said Ben Davis, founder, president and CEO of Illuminate the Arts (ITA), a non-profit organization that formed with the sole purpose of creating the Bay Bridge light display.

After two years of fighting regulators uncertain of how to issue permits for a public art project of that magnitude and overcoming technical planning challenges, the lights flickered to life on March 5, 2013.

The public reaction was overwhelming, Davis said, and the constantly changing light display has since become known as “one of the leading public arts project in the world.”

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