Quote of the Week, Perhaps a Bit Longer

"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates


An Afternoon at Washoe Lake

Washoe Lake-and if you look closely there are two big helicopters flying overhead
We started the day very slowly on Saturday.  It was a nice relaxing start to the weekend.  Dan made us some bacon and eggs, tea and coffee.  We wanted to get out and explore, but we wanted an adventure that Dusty could join us on--meaning nothing too long or too rough.  We decided Washoe Lake, would be a good option as we could hike around, but also hang out by the lake if dusty was tired or we just wanted to sit and read or take pictures.

Washoe Lake is south of Reno, north of Carson City.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but it was brisk.  Brisker than it had been in Reno lately.  I was unprepared for how cold it was.  Luckily, Dan had an extra jacket in the car and I was smart enough to at least bring gloves and a hat--thank goodness.  My fingers turned to ice every time I took my gloves off to take i-phone photos-silly touch screens, I can't wait till they figure that one out.

The last couple of winters have been pretty bad, not a lot of precipitation and our area needs as much as it can get.  I must say though, that I am happy to see there is still water in Washoe.  When I was a kid Washoe dried up quite often, it's been several years since it has and hopefully it will be a long time before it does again.  We got some more precip yesterday and hopefully there is more to come, keep keeping your fingers crossed!

Dusty enjoying the lake
My sweet family
Light on Washoe Lake
Dan and Coco Enjoying the Lake


Erin said...

looks beautiful there! and that's my favorite combination - bright, sunny skies and crisp, cold air. enjoy it for me :)

Daniel Montero said...

What an awesome fun day! :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful family! Love, Mom