The Carson Valley in Western Nevada offers great contrasts--flat ranchland that backs up to the steep eastern escarpment of the Carson Range--a stub of the Sierra Nevada. As winter transitions to spring, the ranchland turns green and lush, with spotty patches of wildflowers; meanwhile, the peaks lose the majority of their snow to melting. Occasionally, though, a late-season snowstorm will whiten the peaks. That is what happened in this photo. An April storm left the peaks of the Carson Range dusted in snow--but the lush valley received rain, filling sloughs with water. In this particular photo, there was the perfect combination of snowy Job's peak reflected in a freshly filled slough rimmed by wildflowers.