Hot Shots

Tyke, an English bulldog, doesn't look especially happy, but Eric Holt says he really enjoyed playing in the mud on a recent warm day.

Myrta Litman of Canton Township said Callie the cat makes the pig barn, and pens, her home.

Lisa Lane of Canonsburg took this photo of a "sun dog," a halo that occurs when light interacts with ice crystals in the atmosphere.

Mark and Sandra Welsh of Claysville sent us this photo of their goldendoodle, Skip, who they said is tired of indoor games and is awaiting the arrival of warmer weather.

Caught in the act. Allan Jack found this raccoon just "hanging out" on his porch post.

Tammy Perkins spotted these ducks coming in for a landing and an early spring dip.

Randy Vankirk captured this snowy scene on a road near Amity. We hope we won't see anything like this again until very late this year.

Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill took this photo of an ice jam that washed up onto the boat ramp at Ten Mile Creek County Park in Fredericktown.

Allan Jack took this photo of the "worm moon" on a very cold and frosty morning.

Braden Lewis took this photo of a plucky robin in a tree during a recent snow. Braden hopes this means spring is near. Fingers crossed.

Tina Lasko took this photo of her boyfriend, Adam, who was enjoying a cup of coffee and a beautiful sky at Tina's home in Marianna.

Diana Morris was driving around Claysville when she spotted this ringneck pheasant walking in the brush alongside the road.

Suzanne Pierson took this photo of sunlight streaming through the clouds from her front porch in Prosperity.

David Brendel finally found out what was eating the seed that birds tossed out of his feeder. David spotted this guy cleaning up after the birds at his home on Scott Run in Center Township. He said not a bird came near until the possum was finished eating.

Jacquelyn Marisa of Waynesburg took this photo of the Japanese bridge in Claude Monet's garden in Giverny, France. The bridge was a frequent inspiration for Monet's work.

Erica Jestat-Garrison took this photo in Washington on the day of the first "real snow" of the season.

Dave Tauch took this photo of a coyote crossing a lake in Mt. Pleasant Township.

Erica Jestat-Garrison took this photo of an abandoned home in Washington.

Allan Jack took this photo of a variety of birds eating under a canopy of ice.

Gary Yarbrough took this photo of his wife, Colleen, snowshoeing in the Laurel Highlands through what they call the "Enchanted Forest."

Beth Signorini spotted this nesting pair of great horned owls near Bridgeville.

Bill Tarr took this photo recently inside the National Tunnel on Montour Trail in Cecil Township.

Brook Ward took this photo at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Gary Yarbrough was on a kayak trip down the Loxahatchee River in Florida and was surprised to go around a bend and come "face to face" with this fellow.

Diane Giuffrida took this photo of a frozen waterfall in Somerset County.

Beth Signorini took this photo of Millers Run Creek in Cecil on a recent snowy day.

Tammy Perkins took this photo of the snow pile at the end of her driveway. It's been that kind of winter.

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And you could win a $25 gift card! Here's how it works: Submit a photo (original work only, please), and we will publish it in our online Hot Shot gallery. The very best will earn the daily Hot Shot spot on the Quick Read page in the print edition. Then, every month, the editorial staff will vote for the best Hot Shot, and the winner will receive a gift card. Click to submit your photo Or, if you prefer, mail them to: Hot Shot Photos Observer-Reporter 122 S. Main St., Washington, PA, 15301. Please include your name, phone number and some information about your picture. Start snapping!

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