Welcome to one more installment in my series of photos from my recent holiday to Lake Tahoe. In this post I'm going to show you some of the local flora and fauna. It's at times like this that I really would have benefitted from a beefy macro lens. There are things that I just couldn't capture on my iPhone that I would have loved to have shared with you. Don't worry, I've still got loads to show you...
I'm not sure I would ever be enticed to buy one of these, but check out the strange array of wildlife that was on sale in a couple of shops in Virginia City. The sign says "Critters in Lucite". I take it that lucite is some form of acrylic, but I'm not 100% sure. I can maybe understand the insects, but I can't imagine anyone in their right mind wanting a plastic block containing a mummified bat!
Look at the size of that bloody spider!
Regular readers of this blog will be well aware of my quest for the Golden Scarab. Look what I found below. They're like bloody buses... you don't see any and then two of them turn up!
Isn't this picture brilliant! I could live here! This is a shot of someone's garden near to where we were staying. I don't know what you call these flowers, but you see them all over the place. To my eyes they look like over-sized daisies and come in all sorts of colours. I can't tell you what the colours are, but that's another story entirely.
While I'm on flowers, I'll share a snap of some tiny flowers peeping through the pine needles. It's not a perfectly framed picture by any stretch, but I love that the petals are a similar shape to the pine needles. Harmony in nature! How cool is that!
Here's a reminder of how hot it gets in Lake Tahoe in the summer. This is a lizard resting on a rock. I have no idea what these guys do in the winter. Anyone know?
"Protect your den from nosy bears with our system"
You get bears around Lake Tahoe. There are signs on certain roads warning you about them, but unfortunately the warnings were as close as I got to seeing one.
I bet you're sat there thinking "he can't have any more bloody pictures... When are the ukulele posts going restart?" Well actually, I have got more pictures to share. You're just going to have to wait a while before I return to ukulele. Do you want some scenic shots of Lake Tahoe?