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Just before the winter solstice, I was exploring along the western edge of South Lake Tahoe. In 2007 the Angora Ridge Fire destroyed 254 homes and burned 3100 acres. Today there are still reminders of the fire but in the devastation there is regrowth and beauty in the surrounding area. I found some cool icicles forming off burnt fallen logs along Angora Creek. A bit later down the road, Sawmill Pond was frozen with a close up shot revealing tiny air pockets trapped in the ice.

Frozen Shoreline

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037Here’s the frozen shoreline of Caples Lake. I liked the interesting shapes of ice that formed. I’m not sure if there’s a boulder under one of the round ones or if somehow the currents created the ice disks in the water.

This is my 800th post! Wow and it’s the close of 2014! I’d like to wish you Happy New Year and may the new year bring you joy and happiness. 2015 brings some new travel adventures so I will be posting once a week instead of daily.

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Kats

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040Ice forming on Caples Lake

Natural Blue Tones

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001Caples Lake after the recent snow storm, the natural blue tones are highlighted in the sky, water, snow and ice forming.

Freezing

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_MG_6359On the drive home from Tahoe, I stopped at Caples Lake. The lake is starting to freeze over but there is enough water to create reflections on the surface.

Branchy Icicle

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untitled-160It had snowed the night before. Afternoons in the area reached the mid 50s and the snow & ice were melting fast. I walked past this tree and it was shedding its icicles in the afternoon sun.

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