posted: 3/30/2012 1:03 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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With all the warm weather we've been having, the neighborhood kids got their slip and slide out. They all have such fun on March 18, 20012 in Cary in their bathing suits! Who would of thought!
Cindy Smith of Cary
Photo was taken from the Willis Tower on Thursday AM. It shows the sun rising over Lake Michigan.
Constance Fesmire Vann of Wheaton
This squirrel was enjoying the daffodil glade at the Morton Arboretum.
Alice Ballent of Naperville
I took this photo on winter trip into Chicago with the family. This was near Northerly Island. I had never been to beach in winter and I was amazed by the beauty of it.
Stacey Wilke of Naperville
I took this photo last summer in my back yard. This caterpillar was enjoying helping itself to my basil plant. Reminds me a little of Alice in Wonderland.
Tracy Jayko of Algonquin
After driving straight through from the Fox Valley to Vero Beach, Florida, my wife and I arrived at South Beach at about 6 a.m. The sun had just come up and it was gorgeous. My wife made it to the water's edge first totally immersed in the moment and I took the picture.
Bob Watson of Geneva
A bee lands on a flower last summer in a garden in Inverness.
Bob Miller of Inverness
A baby turtle sits on the backside of a flip-flop in Bangs Lake in Wauconda last October.
Karen McGuinn of Wauconda
A great blue heron in a perfect pose by the water in a wildlife refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida last October.
Linda Sarmento of Wildwood
A water lily emerges out of the water last year at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.
Deb Marak of Arlington Heights
Stevenson High School right fielder making a diving catch of a fly ball between the center fielder and second baseman last week at Loyola Academy in Glenview.
Rick Rubenstein of Long Grove
Flowers bloom in the summer of 2011 in Köping, Sweden at the summer house of Hans and Ann-Christine Lindstrom.
Albert Diaz of Bartlett
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