While enjoying dinner in Key West, I had a perfect sunset view. I thought the colors were lovely and enjoyed seeing them change by the minute. The palm trees and dock made a perfect contrast, so after watching the nature show for a time, I finally snapped this picture. Rebecca Anderson of Glen Ellyn
The King of Beasts enjoys lying in the sun at Brookfield Zoo in 2009. Ron VorBroker of Palatine
This is a photo of my father-in-law's train layout, viewed as if you were actually in the train. Marc Moxon of Woodstock
A white rose with accent light shining from above. Curt Sriver of Libertyville
The Great-Blue Herons are building their nests at the Rookery and these two seem to be very proud of the job they have done. Bob Williams of Huntley
This was taken in Orlando, Florida last week. Lisa McKenna of Carol Stream
A bead of water hangs suspended from a curved red-tipped dogwood branch one rainy morning. Susie Lee of Wheeling
A male cardinal looks at itself in the rearview mirror of a car in Lakemoor on February 3rd. Viveca Skyles of Lakemoor
Zoe Hickman and Lily Haremski play at a medieval event called Stone Dog on March 23rd at Garfield Park in Chicago. Merilee Biederer of Arlington Heights
This is a barn along Illinois 72 close to Genoa, Illinois. The shot was taken on a beautiful winter day with a gorgeous blue sky. I really like the old barn and the lone tree against the snow covered landscape. Larry Pearlman of Naperville
Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers. These were photographed during a previous spring visit to Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton. Mike Weimer of St. Charles
A group of kids sled down Hart's Hill in Round Lake on February 19th. Marty Krogh of Ingleside
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