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A person descends the spiral staircase wrapping around the cascading tiers of the massive chandelier at the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C. on April 19.
Ken Simpson of Arlington Heights
A magnolia blossom with one tiny blooming flower on a tree full of blossoms is a sign of the beauty of spring.
Jim Huskey of Libertyville
A turtle dove sits on an icy branch waiting for spring in a Libertyville backyard last month.
Kristin Kohl of Libertyville
A male oriole sits by a hummingbird feeder at a Lake Zurich home on May 1. The silly bird didn't eat the fresh oranges and grape jelly that orioles typically love.
Cindy Spudich of Lake Zurich
Wolves goalie Max Lagace makes a glove save as Ice Hogs forward Lance Bouma hopes for a rebound at the Wolves vs. Ice Hogs playoff game at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on April 26.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
These road signs were seen on April 20 along Route 14 outside Madrid, New Mexico. It is interesting that not only do the signs indicates who had taken the cattle but the direction they are heading.
William A. Rosewell of Palatine
This was the top piece of a five foot high ceramic, fired glazed, sculpture. A real "work of art" by a Sun City West, AZ. Clay Club member. I took a low angle shot to "catch" the UFO in the clouds. I then used photo editing software cloning tool, to brush in clouds below the subject. This created the airborne effect
Randy Link of Winfield
My first Blue Heron of the Spring. They are such beautiful birds. This was taken by the Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook.
Todd A. Sherlock of Downers Grove
On safari in Botswana we would stop at sunset to have some refreshments before we headed back to camp. I took this picture during one of these stops.
Paul Didzerekis of Wheaton
I took this photo just after sunset in North Redington Beach, Florida last month. I like the way the warm colors reflect on the beach in contract to the blue of the waves.
Robert M. Sharp of Gilberts
Recent stormy weather brought visual drama as well as much needed rain. We saw this East from our Pingree Grove backyard.
Arlene Victoria Eckert of Pingree Grove
This picture was taken beneath our tree on the side of the house. These are seven baby bunnies born sometime in April.
Lisa Nyberg of Huntley
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