Overcast Sunset at Fallen Leaf Lake

Below is a photograph of a sunset that took one evening on Fallen Leaf Lake back in mid-October 2014 and I took it with my Samsung phone that I had at that time. It was looking towards the Northwest corner of the lake.

Enjoy.

Here is sunset taken at Fallen Leaf Lake, CA along route 89. It was a generally overcast day.
Here is sunset taken at Fallen Leaf Lake, CA along route 89. It was a generally overcast day.
This was taken with no snow one evening in October 2014.

A Video on A Windy Lake

This video is now hosted on Vimeo instead of YouTube because I wanted to try Vimeo for sometime. The video below filmed in October 2014 when I was staying near South Lake Tahoe last year. I might move all of my videos to Vimeo but I’m sure I will yet.

Enjoy and leave a like or a comment below. Peter.

A windy day on a Lake from Peter Smith on Vimeo.

Train Trip Through California

Here are some photographs that I took with my iPad on my way up to Oregon from Arizona. I managed a way to get to school and since I didn’t have my Canon Camera with me to take photographs the “next” best thing to do – is to take a couple of photographs with my iPad.

Granted these aren’t of the best quality of photographs which is kind of expected with a 1 and 1/2 old iPad.

These were between Paso Robles, CA and Salinas, CA except for the body of water in the gallery. Think I took the photograph in Oregon but not sure.

The Amtrak line that took these photos were on the Coast Starlight.

Enjoy – like or leave a comment below the gallery.

An old Fire Pit that is no longer being used that is made out of stone..

An Old Fire Pit

Here is some photographs of an old fire pit at my families place at South Lake Tahoe. Used to use this fire pit up to the mid 1980’s.

I swept away the top layer of pine needles to expose the old fire pit so I could take a photo of it from different angles. The fire pit hasn’t been used in over 30 years. As far as I know there’s no plans to use it ever again – giving the fire danger of the region.

Though, what I would like to do with it is to “dress it up” with benches and a table in the middle that would re-purpose the spot to eat outdoors.

There are a lot of things that I want to do with the place that I stayed at last year and it come’s down to money and time (another post for another time).

A pair of ducks that swimming along in front of a beach that I'm on.

More Duck Videos

Here is a pair of videos that I’ve made while I was at Fallen Leaf Lake, CA. It’s of one Duck that came onto the beach that I was at and next to one of the docks at the property that I was staying at last fall.

These videos were taken at the beginning of September 2014.


Here is a second part video that I took of a duck:


This is part of Fallen Leaf Lake from a lookout above it.

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.

This is a panoramic of trees and a trails near Fallen Leaf Lake and South Lake Tahoe, CA.

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.

If you like to see please like or leave a comment below.