This is a small lake that sits off of the Rubicon Trail west of Lake Tahoe. I love all the small alpine lakes that are throughout the Sierra. It is nice that there is always enough of them so you can find some piece and quite by one.
This photograph was taken in the early morning before the sunrise. The cool morning colors and the striking color of the fall aspen trees make a great contrast. This was taken right off of Mt. Rose Highway at the road for the Mt. Rose Slide Side ski area. There is a huge grove of aspen along the highway in this area and most years it is a fantastic show for autumn.
Three hundred years ago some unknown person planted two rows of oak trees leading away from the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Later someone else came along and built the plantation house. Now Oak Alley Plantation is one of the most picturesque plantation along the Mississippi.