What a gorgeous December day along the Upper Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe. The willows shone with bright color. The aspen glowed white. The river trickled through patches of ice. Lots to see, the hardest part was creating larger shapes out of all the tangled patterns. I'll use this study and the photos to work on a studio piece, but this small tribute to a snowless winter at Lake Tahoe will always remind me of that glorious day!