I just completed the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance run 55k, yesterday and it was brutal, but also beautiful. Here are a couple of my favorite scenes, cropped and filtered.
I also had a chance to have a nice talk with a local watercolorist at a small art show. His landscapes are beautiful, and he talked at length about what he considered his best work, his process and thought. He gave what he felt his most importance advice: "brown happens."