Orloff Sims took this photo of an old grist mill while visiting Babcock State Park near Beckley, W.Va.
Margie Constantine took this photo of Hell's Canyon from the top of Hell's Canyon Dam in Idaho.
It's a tough time of year for delicate flowers. Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill took this photo of her tulips after a recent overnight frost.
Mollie Smith of Canonsburg took this photo of 8-month-old Benjamin Smith and 3-year-old Maggie checking out some of those May flower-inducing April showers.
Brenda Conti took this photo of the first thunderstorm of the spring from the front porch of her West Middletown home.
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A 1931 Roadster with a rumble seat was among 17 vehicles driven Saturday by members of the Northern Panhandle (W.Va.) Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America to Canonsburg to visit local funeral supervisor David Sollon, who owns 8 Hudsons, including the 1946 truck parked outside his garage on College Street.
Brook Ward took this photo inside the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas.
Jared Kofsky took this photo of the snowy state Capitol grounds in Harrisburg. We hope this scene isn't repeated for quite a few months.
Marlene McClure of Washington sent us this photo of a recent nocturnal visitor to her home. Marlene says that one night when she walked outside, she spotted this raccoon curled up, sound asleep, around the inside tray of a bird feeder hanging from a maple tree. She used an umbrella to bang on the feeder and wake him up, but he showed no interest in leaving. She eventually decided that he couldn't eat ALL of the seed, so she left him alone.
A happy Mothers Day to all of you moms. Becky Spence took this photo of a mother deer with her two little ones in North Franklin Township.
Susan Jennings took this black-and-white photo, which gives downtown Pittsburgh an old-school feel, from the Monongahela Incline.
Edward Roth took this photo of his first morel mushroom of the spring. It popped up among irises outside his house near Waynesburg.
Craig Stephan created this artistic shot of Las Vegas Boulevard at sunset.
Tommy, a cat owned by Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill, found out that taking the puffy top off a dandelion can be a messy proposition.
Angelo Brunetti got this photo of a coyote with a trail camera at his house across from Peters Township High School on East McMurray Road. Angelo thinks his neighbors would be surprised to know there are coyotes that close to Donaldsons Crossroads.
Carly Johns took this photo of baby birds born a week earlier in a nest outside the dining room window of her home in Peters Township.
Mike Lukan took this photo just outside Bavington one cold night the first week of April.
Adam Garrettson took this photo of an abandoned hay rake near Waynesburg.
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The Moonshine Brothers band plays at Scenery Hill as a part of National Pike Festival. Scenery Hill has been a part of the festival for as long as it has been around.
While Aaron and Heidi Humphrey were preparing for a move from North Carolina to Claysville, 6-month-old Leanna Mae decided she'd prepare herself for the trip. Don't worry, the Humphreys took the youngster out of the box before hitting the road.
Estelle Woodburn of Independence Township took this close-up of the inside of one of her tulips.
Andrea Nave took this photo of two finches perched on the bird feeder at her home in McMurray.
Brook Ward took this photo of the interior of an abandoned school gym in East Liberty.
Big cat, big yawn. Lucy DeFrank took this photo on a recent visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Pat McCune took this photo of a sparrow's nest in an old horse halter.
Brook Ward took this photo of a gleaming George Washington atop Washington County Courthouse.
Allan Jack took this photo of a triple-decker polyporus craterellus that was growing on a tree along Vista Valley Road in South Franklin Township.
Jeff Filby took this photo of a blooming cactus in Chloride, Ariz.
Jolene Ulrich took this photo of a butterfly getting a snack on the Garrettson farm near Waynesburg.