Welcome to the weekend view.
This week is all about snowy travel, grand dogs and spring sunshine.
Spring showers bring May flowers, right?
This year, it definitely feels like spring is a bit behind over here.
Our camellia has just barely started to bud enough to think about blooming- usually, we are fully bloomed and dropped petals by mid February and wrapped up by March 1st.
So it wasn’t too surprising when we make the trek up into the mountains to see my daughter- that we were driving in 4 wheel drive on freshly fallen snow.
Snowy Lake Tahoe
It had been raining and that rain moved on up and turned into snow in Lake Tahoe.
We still have 2 rooms full of my daughters things to move up to her new home- and so, we waited until the road restrictions were removed and loaded the car to the hilt and drove up into the mountains.
We bumped into a lot of snow before Truckee- but look how beautiful the Truckee river looked with fresh snow on it? These were just iphone snaps while my husband was driving.
As pretty as the snow can be to snap photos of- I am not a huge fan of cold, snow, etc.
Sunshine and summer girl over here for sure. But I did enjoy the drive and the beauty – and I always love Tahoe. If you have never been- it is such an incredible spot. We used to come up every summer for vacation on the lake and skiing in the winter. Though truth be told- I am not a ski loving girl- and skiing doesn’t love me either. I feel like I can feel old injuries- like twisted knees and ankles and snow rash on my face from falling and landing in the snow even now. Not my thing for sure.
My favorite part of the lake for views, hiking and photos is closed during the winter- and I would definitely recommend waiting until summer to visit unless you love piles and piles of snow.
A friend who has a cabin there has gotten over 14′ this winter- taller than the eaves of her roof.
CRAZY to me.
We brought lunch to the big kids and then played with the grand dogs. Little Cleo is such a treasure- always so sweet and loves to jump up and sit with you.
And my daughters boyfriend has a bulldog who thinks he is a wee dog but is
built strong like a bull dozer.
He actually can scratch his head on your leg and bruise it-
he is a strong and incredibly sweet boy.
After spending the day in the snow – the sunshine came out this weekend
and I could not have been happier about it. I literally stood outside and just soaked it up.
After going out for a bit of exercise, I opened the doors and windows to let the fresh air in and then poured myself a cup of tea sat in the sunshine for a bit before getting started on a big project.
This snap is an outtake from my book but that sunshine pouring in felt much like the warmth in this photo.
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Another edition of 5 minute decorating
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Have a great Sunday everyone