The Caleb and Linda Pirtle Blue Ribbon for Favorite Escapes Goes to Shannon Pierce.
October 22, 2012
She never has to go far.
Escape is as close as a lake, just down the road, about eleven miles for Lake Tahoe.
Its fields and woodlands blanketed with snow.
A place of peace.
The perfect portrait of winter.
An escape to a White Christmas.
Shannon points out: “Sometimes you need to escape – get away from the routine of day-to-day. No matter how much you may enjoy your daily life, escaping is often a guilty pleasure. The planning of the escape can take weeks. Or minutes.
This photo was taken on an escape virtually right in our own backyard – at Donner Lake about an hour from home. It was the busy-ness of the holiday season when we woke up and said “let’s put off today what we can do tomorrow and go snowshoeing.”
It was a beautiful day in the snow, nobody around except us (my husband and two teenage sons). It was a reminder that it’s not only perfectly acceptable to escape but highly encouraged!”