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As the snow melts   Leave a comment

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By Tim Hauserman

While it has been taking it’s sweet time, the snow of this mega winter is finally beginning to disappear. Underneath those copious quantities of snow many of us are rediscovering our early winter oopsies: The stuff we should perhaps have brought inside before the Snowmegeddon arrived. Take a walk around any neighborhood and you are bound to see lots of interesting things finally seeing the sunshine.

Cars that folks apparently didn’t need this winter are now emerging from the snow, and some of those cars are topped by camper shells. Unfortunately some of those camper shells look like a giant squashed beer can.

There are kayaks, and boat trailers, and lots and lots of tree limbs and in some cases, tree trunks, making an appearance. In my case I found a huge cedar limb on my garage roof, and was recently reacquainted with a row of Wal Mart $2 solar pathway lights. They were under ten feet of snow for three months and they can still put out light. Not bad for two bucks.

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I also recently discovered my bear proof garbage container. About two months ago the county snowblower doused it with about five feet of frozen cement chunks, after which I threw up the white flag of surrender until spring. When the container did finally come out of hibernation, even though it was full of garbage from months ago, it didn’t smell as bad as I thought. Being packed in ice does keep things fresh.

If you haven’t been to your Sierra home in a few months…you might want to come on up and take a look. Hopefully what you left there is in good shape, and you don’t have any new additions to the outdoor decor like a fallen tree. There are also likely to be some newly created water channels from all the early winter rain we received.

Speaking of water channels, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the roaring Truckee River. Most of the dam gates in Tahoe City are open, as the watermaster is trying to keep Lake Tahoe from reaching it’s legal maximum of 6229 feet which is only about one foot away…and there is still a lot of snow in them there hills.

THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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Local Road Trip! – The Tahoe/Truckee Cure for Rampant Cases of Spring Fever   Leave a comment

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High Hand Nursery – Loomis

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By Michelle Portesi

Around November, we all start praying for snow. Not only does so much of our local economy depend on it, but most of us will say we look forward to the changing of seasons. We like skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing. We like winter. We do. But if we’re perfectly honest, we have to admit it. Sometimes in the Tahoe/Truckee basin, winter just lasts waaaaaaaay too long!

By March, the cold, snow, rain and sunless days start getting on my nerves. Hard. Seed catalogs are arriving in the mail, and I wistfully begin thinking about warm sunny days, hiking and working in the garden.  Only to look out at this…
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There’s still 10′ of snow. OY!

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Yes, my raised garden bed is under there somewhere. The weight of this winter’s heavy snow has probably shattered it into splinter sized pieces. Even if it survives, I’m not going to be seeing it anytime soon. My summer wardrobe still languishes in the back of the closet, as I once again pull on snow boots, bulky sweaters, coats, hats and mittens.

At which point, I have to cop to what a few months ago seemed utterly blasphemous. I’M SICK OF SNOW!!!  I’M SICK OF WINTER!!! SICK, SICK, SICK OF IT, I TELL YOU!!!  It becomes painfully clear that I’m in serious need of getting the heck out of Dodge and heading for warmer climes, even if it is only for a day or two.

So imagine my delight when a friend introduced me to High Hand Nursery, a venue that satisfies spring cravings on so many levels. Warmth and sun, leisurely outdoor lunches, feeding my gardening fetish (even though I can’t do anything about it for several more months) and walking the grounds surrounded by fecund greenery and riotous floral blooms. It’s just what the doctor ordered for a bad case of spring fever.

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Outdoor High Hand Pizza Bar – with real brick oven fired pizza!

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Lunch at High Hand Cafe and Conservatory

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Located in Loomis, High Hand Nursery is a reasonable drive straight down I-80. It has a take-away Cafe and outdoor wood fired pizza bar, but most come to enjoy the fantastic meals served in the conservatory overlooking the rest of the gardens and nursery. (Make reservations in advance. This place is busy!)  After lunch, there are a few retail shops in addition to the nursery you can explore. Or stroll around the grounds, getting ideas for landscaping after Tahoe/Truckee’s eventual spring thaw, or envy the prolific and exotic blooms of plants that sadly, won’t winter over in our area. When it comes to spring fever…one can always dream.

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High Hand Nursery

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High Hand Nursery is located at:

3750 Taylor Road, Loomis CA 95650

(916) 652-2065 ext 1

Nursery Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 9am-4pm

 

Cafe (916) 652-2064 – ext 2

Tues-Fri 11am-3pm
Sat-Sun 9am-3pm

For more information on the Nursery and Cafe, including upcoming events, visit their website at: www.highhandnursery.com

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High Hand Koi Pond

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

Truckee’s Possible West River Re – Development.   Leave a comment

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Alternative 2 proposal for re – development of the West River Street property

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By Michelle Portesi

As most everyone knows, the Town of Truckee during recent years has been working diligently to upgrade infrastructure and develop public use projects. We’ve written here quite a bit about these projects, including:

The Mini Mouse Hole on Highway 89 (mostly completed) yourfriendinhighplaces.net/2016/09/15/truckees-mini-mousehole/

The Legacy Trail – yourfriendinhighplaces.net/2014/09/25/legacy-trail-connects-downtown-truckee-and-glenshire/

And Brickelltown’s Makeover – yourfriendinhighplaces.net/2016/07/08/truckees-brickelltown-is-getting-a-makeover/

Last summer, a lot was accomplished in Brickelltown, with additional parking spaces, road improvements,  walkways and gathering spots added. Now The Town of Truckee is revisiting a re-development project on West River Street that had been put on the back burner when the economy hit the skids several years ago.

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Artist rendering of alternative 1 for West River Street

 

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The area in question is a vacant lot along the Truckee River. Present proposals include a public plaza with river access and possible restaurant building. This would certainly be a much desired addition to Downtown Truckee, creating a much more centralized gathering place for the community adjacent to retail and dining. You can read more about the proposals in the Sierra Sun.

To participate or just stay informed, you can also keep up on any scheduled community workshops on this project on this Town of Truckee’s page and any progress on the project on this page. www.townoftruckee.com/government/town-manager/economic-development/west-river-site-project

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL STATE NEEDS!

 

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Lynn Richardson . Coldwell Banker Real Estate . Lake Tahoe & Truckee

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