Rosemary Pavlovsky took this photo in her front yard on a wintry night in Hickory.
Ann Newman of Waynesburg took this photo of a tree full of cardinals on a recent morning when the snow was steady and the birds were cold and hungry.
Bryan Cale of Washington took this photo of black-bellied whistling ducks while on a trip to central Florida. Bryan said the ducks don't quack, but instead have a whistling call, hence their name.
There's a story behind the close-up photo of this red-bellied woodpecker sent to us by Jeanie Jarvis of East Finley Township. Jeanie says the woodpecker was enjoying suet at an outdoor feeder when something scared him and he flew into a window at Jeanie's home. The bird was knocked senseless, but after examining him for injuries and finding none, Jeanie's husband placed the bird on the windowsill. The woodpecker gradually opened his eyes and, after about 10 minutes, flew away.
Ann Newman took this photo of two deer in the fading winter light at her home in Waynesburg.
Lunch is easier to get some days than others. Jenifer Johnson took this photo of a squirrel who didn't let a little snow keep him from digging for nuts at her feeder.
Estelle Joseph took this photo of the afternoon sun shining on an icy field at a farm in Independence Township.
Jaclyn Housel and her family took great care in crafting this Pittsburgh Steelers snowman at their home in Marianna.
Ann Newman took this photo of a deer trying to nudge a feral cat out of the way in order to access the backyard feeding station at Ann's Waynesburg home. The cat was not impressed.
Tommy Martin and his father, Jim of Mt. Lebanon, purchase Royal Peanut
Butter Bon Bons at the Daughters of the King table during the 20th annual
Sweet Sunday event at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. Sweet Sunday is
a major fundraiser for the City Mission and attracted a large crowd despite
the wintry elements. Among the prominent features was an array of desserts
prepared by local businesses, youth groups and service organizations, with
winners chosen by five judges. There was music and other activities.
Maybe this is how they do it in Rhodesia. Kim Thompson says her family rescued TC, a 6-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback, when she was a puppy. This photo was taken at the family camp. Kim's husband, Mike, told TC to sit down, and the dog chose a chair.
Some people, and cats, really have the life. Ann Newman took this photo of her husband clearing the pavement for the third time on a recent snowy day while the family cat, Luke, watched from the warmth and comfort of a cozy window seat.
Brook Ward shot this photo of Times Square during the Super Bowl celebration in New York City.
Sean Langbell took this photo in the Greer tunnel along the Montour Trail in Cecil. The walls are frozen, and water leaking from the tunnel roof has formed large icicles and ice mounds. Sean says the recent icy weather has created some phenomenal formations to walk over, with extreme caution.
Katie Krocsko took this photo of an albino deer that has been a regular visitor to her farm and her neighbor's farm in Amwell Township since the deer's birth last spring. Katie says they affectionately call the deer "Snow White," because she is usually in the company of seven other deer.
These cardinals make lovely decorations in a tree at the Carmichaels home of Mark Batis. Mark say the birds were waiting for him to fill the feeder.
Susan Jennings of Washington took this photo while on an early morning walk with her dogs on the snow-covered trails at Washington Park.
In "better times," Kym Lambert would be slipping off the end of this slide and into her swimming pool. But recently, snow was the only thing taking a dip. (Photo by Allan Jack)
How cold has it been around these parts lately? Even the snowmen at Peter Griffith's house in Monongahela were huddled around a fire.
How sweet it is! After weeks of frigid temperatures, a sun-warmed car roof seemed to feel pretty good to Tommy, a cat belonging to Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill.
Ann Newman of Waynesburg gets all sorts of visitors at her outdoor feeders. On this day, a deer and turkey arrived for a snack at the same time.
Who was pilfering seed from the feeder? Ann Newman of Waynesburg said the seeds on this deer's nose were a dead giveaway.
Ann Newman of Waynesburg wondered why there were no birds at her feeder one recent morning. Then she spotted this big hawk in a nearby tree. She said he stayed in that position for more than a half-hour.
The snowdrifts looked like mountains when Diana Morris snapped this photo at sunset along a ridge near Claysville.
Edward Yonosik got this close-up of a cardinal that was waiting its turn at the feeder at Edward's house near Marianna.
Bob Betarie took this photo during his very interesting walk to work in a dam at a hydro-electric power station in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Kathi Greyhosky got this photo of a Pandora Sphinx moth (Eumorpha pandorus) in her garage in Bentleyville one evening, then never saw it again.
Nikki Williams captured this photo of a big buck leaping over a snowbank outside her home in South Strabane Township.