It is raining incredibly hard and has been for almost 24 hours.

This might really spell the end to the Fall color riding. *sigh*

Fall at Lake Tahoe this year has been dismal, to say the least.

We got a very early 4″ snow fall on October 4 that seemed to “pause” the autumn colors from even really starting up.

Our yard Aspen are still fully green, although our Maples are bright red.

However, with this rain from an old Japan typhoon, our fall colors may simply turn brown and fall off.

I think this is the first year that I have not gone up to Spooner and Marlette Lakes for the glorious blast of gold in North Canyon!

Bandit in Fall Colors

Bandit in Fall Colors

This picture is from last October. We have yet to find this kind of glorious color in 2009.

(Isn’t he just the cutest?)

Becky & Sierra near Marlette Lake

Becky & Sierra near Marlette Lake

This picture is of my friend, Becky on her paint mare, Sierra and was taken in 2007 near Marlette Lake, Spooner Summit, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

The colors were blindingly gorgeous!!!