Tahoe Meadows is one of my favorite places in north lake. It offers great views, gentle trails for the kids, (relatively speaking) fewer crowds than what you'll find lakeside, and there's usually even a bit of running water.
I arrived here before sunrise with the intention of making a panorama of the entire meadow. But I just couldn't frame up a compelling composition—the sun wasn't in a good location with respect to the whole scene. Sometimes what you have in mind just won't work out, but that's when the fun starts. Sometimes the Plan B image ends up working out better than the original.
Coming up tomorrow: an evening ritual plays out at fire pits all around lake.