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Saturday, September 26, 2009

This past week was the Autumnal Equinox, so according to the calendar, it is Fall. And Fall is when Lake Tahoe is at its clearest. I am not exactly sure why this is, but my best guess is that all the run off from last year's snowfall has, by now, dribbled down to nothing. Therefore not much in the way of sediment gets into the lake this time of year to cloud the lake's crystal clear water. Don't misunderstand, the lake is always very very clean, pristine, and clear, but it is just a bit more this time of year. This is also a very peaceful time of year on the lake as not many people are out on the lake. It is a perfect time to photograph, sketch and paint from my kayak. Today I deliver two paintings to Spirit Gallery, in Truckee, CA that were painted with inspiration from these magnificent days on the lake: Split Above & Below and Caught Again.

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