Look Out Any Window

posted by Sharon October 13, 2013 21 Comments
Lake Tahoe

Look out any window
Look out any open door,
Look out any window
See what’s going on in the air around you.
— Bruce Hornsby

This week’s song for Song-ography is “Look Out Any Window.” It’s about saving nature from industry, pollution, destruction.

Look out, look out for the big boys
telling you everything they’re gonna do.
Look out, look out for the fat cat builder man
turning this into a wasteland.
Look out, look out for the back room boys
that say the smoke is gonna blow away.
Look out, look out for the men who say it’s okay,
sitting in a building far away.

This made me think of Lake Tahoe, one of the most breathtaking sights I’ve ever seen.

What’s amazing to think about is that in the late 1800s, this area did not have a single tree. Imagine, NO trees. This was a prime logging site. An elaborate rail cart system lugged huge chopped tree trunks up a great hill. Then, the logs floated down a flume into the cities of Nevada. The profit was so lucrative that by the late 1800s, the hills stood bare.

Give it a hundred-plus years of some protection (Keep Tahoe Blue — thank you!) and today the trees stand tall and grow right up to the water’s edge.

The trees spread up the mountain now, even over the rocky parts, covering everything with green beauty.

I’m thankful that the slashing of the forests was temporary. I hope the trees are back to stay.

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Look Out Every Window” by Bruce Hornsby.

 

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21 Comments

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Bee Jackson October 13, 2013 at 4:02 am

Lovely shots – the colours are fab!

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Brandi October 13, 2013 at 4:07 am

What gorgeous shots!

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Adrienne October 13, 2013 at 4:11 am

Such a beautiful sight!! Reminds me of places I’ve seen in Oregon – and long to be in the great out doors!

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Curt Odegaard October 13, 2013 at 4:19 am

I love the trees around Lake Tahoe, Hiking there is so much fun.

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Kathy October 13, 2013 at 4:36 am

I have never been to Lake Tahoe, but after seeing your beautiful photos I’m going to have to put it on my “must see” list. Thanks for joining in on Song-ography this week

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Ida P. Krause October 13, 2013 at 5:16 am

What great beauty you’ve captured here of the shots from Lake Tahoe. I’ve never been (hubby has) but I’d like to someday as it looks so gorgeous there. Loving the shot of the tall trees near the end of your post.

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Molly October 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

What a great idea for this prompt and what a truly beautiful part of the world. May we never forget the important of preserving our natural beauty.

Mollyxxx

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Stephanie October 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

What stunning views – a truly beautiful part of the country

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nicki October 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

Seriously gorgeous location. Glad they retreated from stripping the land and let it come back to its natural beauty.

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Jackie October 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Fantastic shots!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin October 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Oh, Sharon, so gorgeous! I would love to look out at that view!!

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Susan October 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I loved seeing this post. For some reason I don’t understand, Lake Tahoe has been a place I would like to see (this is my mini tour). Living on the east coast-I haven’t had that urge about Grand Canyon, the Rockies, the Badlands, or Wine country. Don’t know how this thought got in my head. Slipped in I guess.
That tall sculpture is really cool. I am happy to have seen these images, my desire to see this place in person is spot on. I imagine it’s incredible.

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Karen October 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I just want to go there! Amazing pictures.And I am happy that people took initative to plant trees and to protect the area.

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itsallaboutpurple October 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

the great outdoors, no place in the world i would rather be!!

gorgeous images!!

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kim October 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

These images are gorgeous, and I always appreciate the little bits of history you give us in your posts!

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debsaidit October 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

seriously gorgeous photos here !

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Sarah Cass October 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I love the story behind the photos as much as the photos! Thanks for the history lesson and the beautiful photos to accompany it!

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Laurie Kazmierczak October 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Lovely series of shot♫ Wonderful blue hues♥ My Song…http://lauriekazmierczak.com/any-window/

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Mama Zen October 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

Stunning shots!

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Pride in Photos Photography October 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm

It is just as beautiful as I had pictured in my mind all of these years. Thanks for sharing.

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Linda R October 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Lake Tahoe is such a beautiful place. You captured it perfectly..

~Linda

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