snow day at the beach

January 26, 2011
just another day of snow... at the beach
When I found out that I was coming to Tahoe, it never occurred to me that I would be going to the beach. It especially never occurred to me that if I had gone to the beach, I'd be able to throw snowballs and make snowmen.

After tubing and playing Settlers, the four of us were ready to take naps and "work" on school stuff for the rest of the day. But, in my effort to make Saturday the best day possible, I suggested finding a local beach for us to do "work" at and we found one really close to our cabin in South Lake Tahoe. However, if I had known that there was going to be snow, I would have never changed out of my snow pants and boots.

But! It was such a wonderful afternoon. The sun was so bright and warm when we got there. We spent a good 30 minutes just being in awe of the combination of sand and snow. It was so quiet and peaceful and just as the sun was setting, Michael and Zac showed us their adorable snowman-- affectionately named Wassail. Proud fathers Michael and Zac made him complete with goldfish facial features and Norris' scarf. And he was so popular! Tons of people came up to ask for pictures with him.

After a frenzy of photos with little Wassail, we sat on picnic benches and watched the sun set behind the snow-capped mountains. I loved Saturday.
pebbles and waves
sand and snow
just two boys in a sand/snow box
wassail
tahoe mountains
mittens
cute couple

20 comments:

  1. sand and snow! this makes me sad for some reason :) - yet i smile.

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  2. Only on the west coast! sand and snow..We are lucky aren't we? Love the goldfish on the snowman!.

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  3. That is crazy! I have ALWAYS wondered if it ever snowed at the beach, and if it did, what would it look like? Gorg!

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  4. ahhh these photos are freaking beautiful! wish we had beach here to balance out the snow a bit!

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  5. it's so weird to me to see snow on the beach! but it looks beautiful. I imagine the weather was as awesome as you say too!

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  6. I've never seen such a combination before! How neat. It really is a west coast thing. Y'all have the best of both worlds out there!

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  7. I'm loving your pictures from tahoe! so glad that you got to go! =) Looks like you were on the south shore?

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  8. snow at the beach has always been a dream of my! ever since i saw "eternal sunshine of the spotless mind"... good to know i can find it in california!!!

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  9. Ashley- yes! We were right near Heavenly and then we just found the closest beach area :)

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  10. How pretty! lovely pictures, and i hope you don't think i forgot about the book I'm sending you! I'm in the process of moving and i haven't had time but asap i will send it when there's time :)

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  11. that is so awesome!! i have never been to the beach when it snowed but when i first moved back to sf the beach was COVERED in huge white foam piles...it looked as if it has snowed!

    xo,
    cb

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  12. Thanks for the comment! Just wanted to stop by and say how absolutely gorgeous your blog is! So inspiring, so beautiful! Thanks for giving me something fun to read. :)

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  13. Those photographs are so amazing! I don't think I've ever seen, or even imagined, snow on a beach before!

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  14. I love going to the beach when theres snow :) Lovely post!

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  15. sooo weird to see snow on a beach. for some reason the thought never even crossed my mind. which when you sit and think about is really silly of me to think in the first place. that first picture is beautiful.

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