Every once in a while, it’s nice to get out of the office.
Today was one of those days.
I was sent up to Lake Tahoe again to take some equipment to our Field Office. Actually, not to our Field Office, but into the field :)
I met one of my colleagues somewhere on the way to Tahoe, where he was scanning a meadow.
I hiked some of the gear up there with him (sounds more strenuous than it actually was ;)) and then we were standing in this beautiful mountain meadow opening.
I am glad I didn’t come a couple of hours earlier, because my colleague had spotted a bear in the morning. He was wandering through those trees only a few tenth of meters away and up into the woods.
As cool as that may sound, I am kind of glad I didn’t get to see him. Animals in the wild make me somewhat uncomfortable, even though they’re probably more afraid of us humans than we’re of them.
There were beautiful wild flowers everywhere, and my colleague showed me some wild onions… who would have thought?! :) They actually tasted pretty good!
Unfortunately, it was a little cloudy, so excuse the suboptimal lighting in these pictures. I couldn’t wait around for the sun to come out.
Yeah, so overall, I had a pretty good day… not sitting in front of the computer, but driving up into the Sierra (and back) for about 5 hours (and listening to music) and wandering around on a meadow for about an hour taking pictures :) Nice deal, don’t you think? :)
P.S. Whenever I drive up into the Sierra, I get this nostalgic feeling, because it reminds me of all the times when we went on our family skiing trips and when we were driving up into the Alps. I guess, it the same kind of thing – after all, I drove up to an elevation of about 7300 ft (2225m) today (and it rained up there, too!).