posted: 4/13/2018 1:00 AM
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I have noticed lately some of the horses boarded near me are laying down some of the time. I caught this one laying down today on this cold April day. When we get an occasional warm day this spring the horses are running around. I can sympathize. When is Spring going to come?
Mary Lou Roder of Elgin
This picture of a lizard was taken in Arches National Park in 2013. You don't have to go looking for these little six inch long reptiles. They are all over the place. I've seen them on rocks, logs, trees, and bridge railings. They like being in the sun, so they are out to warm up and be seen.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
During an April, 2015 trip to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, I photographed these colorful Magnolia Tree blossoms emerging along the Joy Path on the west side of the park.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
This is a picture of a beautiful flower in my front yard. The bright colors pop and remind me of summer and warm weather.
Julianna Bartilotta of Carol Stream
Beautiful blue heron preening itself on Hidden Lake in Lisle.It is wonderful to see the herons after a long winter.
Todd A. Sherlock of Downers Grove
Air show, a mile away from Luke AFB, in Arizona.
Randy Link of Winfield
A beautiful pastel sunrise stretches across the prairie at Fort Sheridan in late fall of 2014.
Kristina A. Govorovska of Lake Zurich
A great blue heron takes flight at the Lake Pine Reservoir in Apex, N.C. on March 31.
Marty Krogh of Ingleside
A couple wade upstream in the Rio Grand at Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas as it passes through the Santa Elena Canyon last month. Mexico is on the left and the United States is on the right hand side.
Tony Filippo of Libertyville
A girl texts as she walks her dog along the beach during a spectacular golden sunset in Pismo Beach, California last March.
James Fleming of Palatine
A boat is highlighted on the ocean as the sun breaks through the clouds off Cabrillo Point new San Diego during late afternoon November 14, 2014.
Paul Dix of Arlington Heights
A Canada goose is hidden among some cattails in the pond at Black Bear Park in Hoffman Estates on March 28.
Bruce Braker of Hoffman Estates
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