Monday, 18 May 2009

My World Tuesday - Virginia Lake, Reno, NV



One of my favourite places to go in Reno, other than the Truckee River, is Virginia Lake.

I'm very lucky in that it is only about 10 minute walk from my house.... so I spend a lot of time there :-)

These were all from a walk I took around it, last Saturday morning...

(Click on any photo to enlarge)

This man found a peaceful spot to practice is guitar playing. I stopped and listened to him for a minute or so ...


Looking across the lake to the Grand Sierra Resort. The sky is a deep blue and cloudless, which heralded a very hot day. I think it ended up in the mid 90's, which is hot for Spring.


There is a small, affordable housing development, that borders one side of the lake. The houses are quite nice, resembling the row houses, that can be seen in parts of San Francisco, etc.

There are black spots all over the sky in this photo. They're not spots on my lens, but little black, flying insects. I was standing in a cloud of them as I took the photo ! :-)

Now, go to MY WORLD TUESDAY where people from all over our globe , show off their little corner of the world !

35 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a totally wonderful place to be!

Erin said...

what a lovely lake...and those houses look interesting though the bugs might be a problem during part of the year. i haven't been to reno since i got married...lol.
actually, i got married in tahoe and went to reno too.

have a lovely week.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place to walk and your photos are beautiful! I have been there, but it was a long time ago. Thanks so much for sharing your walk! Have a great week!

ewok1993 said...

In all the years I have been driving to Reno, I haven't seen anything past the casinos. I was just telling my husband that there should/must be more to Reno than the casinos that would interest us.

Thanks for this post.

MargieAnne said...

Now I really want to visit Reno but no time this trip. Just whets my appetite for more of USA.

Blessings

ROSIDAH said...

Very lucky indeed! I would love to live near a beautiful area like this. Have a great day, Karen :)

Indrani said...

Such a beautiful and lovely place! I virtually soaked in the beauty of the reflected sky. :)

Guy D said...

You are lucky to have that so close to your house, excellent pics.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ebie said...

I can find peace and solace in your neighborhood. Lucky to live just close to nature's beauty.

Sally in WA said...

Nice looking neighborhood. Sure is fun to have a lake close by.

Lee Spangler said...

Karen: I like the reflection of the trees in the water on the last picture. Is there any desert at all like this in New Zealand? I imagine you are used to green meadows, forests and sheep!

Tigerlily of Borneo said...

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting my blog :-) My World Tuesday is a great theme, and its nice to see photos of places I might not have a chance to see! Film photography is classic - I love the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson :-)

Have a good day!
Esther

Baruch said...

Beautiful & peaceful. Great to be living so close by. And btw, you spotted the snapper correctly. When next we buy I'll have one on you ;)

Arija said...

A beautiful place at your disposal. Great for protracted quiet walks.

Wolynski said...

Beautiful lake. Is this the film camera? I was a photographer for 20 years - spent half my life in the darkroom. Now I've discovered digital photography and I think it's superior... and cheaper. I wouldn't futz with film, but get a digital camera with a good lens - it's sooo much fun.

fishing guy said...

Karen: Water, sweet water, it is wonderful to share the beauty of your Reno area through these photo.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a pretty lake. Lakes are always so relaxing. It must be something about the water.

Carver said...

Looks like a wonderful place for a walk. So beautiful.

tapirgal said...

I'm more familiar with other parts of Nevada, and have never (!!!) been to Reno. That's an oversight, I'm sure! So it's fun to see your pix and learn about it. Thansk for visiting my jellyfish. The letters on the bottom say its a "hula hoop" jellyfish, but I can't find a real one online, so who knows? I took the photo and then realized it looked like it was loitering. Too fun.

DhoyM said...

That is a wonderful place to relax and do your walking.

Gaelyn said...

How nice to have the lake so close by.

CRY said...

i Love the fun houses by the water
what a fun place to live i bet

Barb said...

Hi Karen,
Is this the lake right along I 80? We passed by Reno 2X in the last 2 weeks on our way to CA. It was beautiful weather in your part of the world. I was surprised at how little snow remains in the Sierras.

Janie said...

I hope those insects weren't the biting kind. Beautiful spot and great photos.

lisaschaos said...

Very pretty! I wouldn't mind staying there for a while. :)

Glennis said...

A beautiful place, your lucky to have it all so close to home. I like the houses on the lake shore, they will have a lovely view so I am surprised they are affordable housing, maybe all those wee insects put people off buying there.

alicesg said...

Lovely place from where you are in your part of the world. The lake looked so peaceful, calm and beautiful. Love to just relax and destress there. :)

Marites said...

must be nice to have a house near the lake, it looks so peaceful. The surrounding's color is vibrant.

Gattina said...

What a lovely place ! I have been a little everywhere in the States, NY, Frisco, Boston, LA, Chicago, Las Vegas etc. but never in Reno !

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful your World.
You and your School are welcome here.
Luiz Ramos
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vamsee said...

What a nice lake. It is great that you live only 10 minutes away.

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