Once upon a time, the Great Plains were under a shallow ocean. As the waters receded over time, they left mineral deposits in their wake. In the plains of Kansas is a series of formations known as Monument Rocks.
Tucked away on the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe is a beautiful spot named Emerald Bay. One cold winter morning I wrapped myself in all the winter clothes I had brought with me, to wait for sunrise in this picturesque location. With temperatures hovering around zero I paced back and forth waiting for the sun to rise over the lake. As the skies started to lighten Lake Tahoe and the bay in front of me began to come alive.
It may have been a cold morning, but having this view all to myself was a great way to spend a morning.
There is a beautiful part of South Lake Tahoe named Emerald Bay. In the middle of the bay is Fannette Island. Once upon a time, a wealthy family built a home on the shore in the bay and a tea house atop the island. Can you find the tea house in this photo of Fannette Island?