Monday, September 24, 2007

FALL IS HERE


After a great time in Las Vegas we decided to visit Lake Tahoe which is only two hours from our home.
Fall is definitely coming to the mountains. I love the sound of the wind blowing through the majestic pine trees and their wonderful pine cones which have fallen to the forest floor. This cone was nearly 12 inches long and had a sweet vanilla fragrance.
Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge and see the detail.
Check out my son -Mr. Mapper's post of a really gorgous double rainbow. You can use my link in the side column.
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18 comments:

JAM said...

I've never been to Lake Tahoe. There's a place in Louisiana that we would often go for a picnic when I was a kid. It's in the area where my parents were born and raised and the huge pines there would produce massive cones like that. Heaven for squirrels.

Ex-Shammickite said...

You've obviously had a great holiday! And what a huge pine cone. I brought some biggies like that home from my last trip to S Carolina.

Steve said...

Nice lighting...I'm so excited for the Fall.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi PW,
This is a great shot too! I treid to make one but it did not came aut so good as yours,

Where's lake Tahoe?

thanks for visiting my blog, youre welcome to come back I love your style of blogging!

:)JoAnn

Kerri said...

Wow! That's a big pine cone. We have lots of pine cones here -- but none that big.

Chad Oneil said...

Sue,
Glad you enjoyed my NOJ series.

I know I've said this before, but I really like your new layout here ;)

Mike said...

I was going to say this thing looks huge!

Chad Oneil said...

Your church sounds like a boomin place for music!

Olivier said...

bienvenu a la plus belle epoque pour les photographes. les couleurs de l'automne sont les plus belles je trouve

welcome at the most beautiful time for the photographers. the colors of the autumn are most beautiful I find

MedaM said...

I love pine trees, pine cones, its beautiful and interesting form and the well known fragrance of pine tree forest. Nice photo!

ruth said...

That area always looks so appealing in movies. I heard there were some bad fires this year. Did you see any damage?

CG said...

I LOVE Lake Tahoe. We saw it in the spring but I'd love to go back in fall and also in winter. It reminded me of Switzerland.

AphotoAday said...

Wow... Yes, I remember those huge pine cones... It's been so long since I've been to the Sierras... Your description of the vanilla-like smell brought back some vivid memories of camping amongst them...

bluemountainmama said...

wow...i didn't know pine cones got that big. amazing! happy fall!

and thanks so much for taking action on Mountaintop Removal... it is MUCH appreciated!

Beverly said...

Wow, that's big. I was watching a TV show the other day about the family with the sextuplets and twins. They took a trip out west with their twins and visited Sequoia (sp?) National Park. They commented on the huge pine cones they saw there.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Saw a whole bunch of those pine cones at Tahoe too ... 30 years ago ... snuck a couple home ... think they got thrown out.

Pequete said...

Wow, it is huge! Fall is arriving here, too. This morning was bright and sunny, but feezing (7ºC!). Fortunately, the day warmed to 22ºC and I could go out with the girls for a walk.

Moi said...

back at home in India , we used to carry them home from mountains to do up our end tables.....