Friday, July 29, 2011

Goodbye July....

072911: Well, July just zipped by like no body's business.  Snuck in and out like a stealth burglar.  *Blink* *Poof*....gone.  Looking forward to August already....

The lake level remains ridiculously high.  To the rock wall high.  No beach kind of high.  Yeah, lots of water.....  will somebody tell those farmers in Smith Valley to start watering already?  The lake level is so high that we find it hard to believe that in 7 weeks or so we will be pulling one of our docks out of the water.  Which means that there has to be beach to do that!  We always think about it every year when the water is this high, but Mother Nature's heat usually takes care of us and the lake level drops. 

Keep an eye on the LakeCam to watch the lake level drop.  (Don't fail us now, Mother Nature!)

This morning's sunrise....

Friday, July 1, 2011

Holy Moly, It's July Already!

 070111:  Okay, who took the first half of 2011 and what did you do with it??  I want it back! 

The format to blog posts have been changed by blogspot so now I can choose larger sizes of photos than before.  So, I have and will continue to feature a favorite photo of mine in each post. 
This photo was taken just after Memorial Weekend.  Besides the obvious beauty (well, I think so) of the blue sunrise, look how far the water is down compared to the next photo.

Really the only way you can tell the difference in the water level is by looking at the hills in the background.  In this photo they are smaller because I didn't zoom in with the camera as much as the last photo.  The photo was taken on June 27th.  Oh, and you will you look at that water!  Glass!

The Topaz Polar Swim at dusk.  I really didn't think that many would participate, but I was surprised again.  The campers were very cautious and there were four different lifeguards standing by on seadoos, etc., to help anyone if necessary.

James, finished the race in style.  One of the many winners!

This is not a pretty photo, but I've been getting many questions about "how high is the lake?"  So I purposely took a photo to include the shoreline in relation to the rock wall (high water mark) to the deck off the back of our home.  I think this photo answers that question!  The photo was taken on June 27th and the water is even higher now.