Sunday, October 18, 2009

FALL WEEKEND



This weekend our family did the annual trek to Apple Hill. So did a gazillion other people. After trying to look at and taste the samples of many different varieties of yummy apples and fighting the crowds to see the pumpkins we decided to have our picnic lunch and go a different direction.



We continued up the mountains to Lake Tahoe and went to Taylor Creek. There was just about an hour left of sunlight and we enjoyed a wonderful walk in the forest. The trees are just beginning to turn color and the air smelled so fresh and clean.



This is the start of the Kokone Salmon spawn. The salmon turn bright red as they make their way back up the Creek to lay their eggs at their birth spot. It is so fascinating watching them as they make their way against the current.
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17 comments:

Beverly said...

I love your photos of fall here. I would have found a different place too...not fond of crowds.

Amy said...

We just got back from a Fall walk - you captured the color magnificently as usual!

We're off to the desert for a week and a half so hoping to have some ok photos when I return. The Mojave National Preserve, Death Valley and the Valley of Fire are on the top of our list. Fun!

Hilary said...

Such an incredible instinct, isn't it? I love the pumpkin perspective in that first shot. Always something wonderful to see here. :)

jel said...

very very Cool!!!!!

:)

Shammickite said...

Love your photos of the pumpkins.
My little grandson Callum loves pumpkins too, but every time he sees one he points and says "banana"!

Olivier said...

belle promenade automnale avec toi, bientôt Halloween, j'ai de la chance, je serais à NYC

Pequete said...

I love your pictures, they are a true portrait of fall.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Thats the fruit I mean , you use that for Haloween right? I do not even know the taste, but some people make soup from "Pompoen"and you? Nice pictures Phowa..

Greetings JoAnn Holland

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

The pumpkin one makes me smile and the 2nd one is oh so lovely!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I feel so sorry for the fishes as they have a hard time now with the coral being poisoned. The birds are in the same boat. It is a strange world we live in and beauty is becoming scarce but you found some and shared it with us and I am grateful for that.

Merisi said...

I try to imagine what acrobatics you had to perform to get the perspective of the first picture! *smile*

Love all the pictures and the salmon swimming upriver is fascinating.

MedaM said...

What a beautiful fall you have there! There has been bad weather over here for more then two weeks now so that two weekends in raw I haven’t gone for a walk anywhere. Your photos make my green days. I love that orange color of pumpkins on the first photo and its perspective from which I can see a piece of lovely blue sky. It is also beautiful the second photo with those colorful trees and a part of wooden fence. And the third photo is also wonderful. It is for sure fascinating watching salmons in that crystal clear water. Thanks for this beautiful walk.

CG said...

Wonderful - so evocative!

Laurie said...

We went to the orchards this past weekend. It is such a wonderful fall thing to do.

Great collection of fall photos.

Nukke said...

Only yellow pumpkins crow here in Finland :(

John Roberts said...

I can just imagine you on the ground getting this pumpkin shot! What dedication!

Moi said...

that pumpkin shot is so cool!!!!
and I loved knowing about Kokone Salmon.......thank you!