I had no idea Tahoe Quarterly was even considering this shot for the cover until I got the email telling me they'd picked it. I took this photo last summer when the lupine bloom near the Upper Truckee River was exploding. You could see the purple from way out in the lake. I spent an evening just wandering through the flowers, snapping pictures with different lenses and settings. I got a few really great ones, but this was one of the standouts for sure. Thank you Tahoe Quarterly!!