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July 22, 2016
While Carol Messner was working in her lakeside garden, she stood up and noticed that the water was reflecting the sky and clouds with amazing clarity. It was the first time she had seen such a display, so she took a photo for a keepsake.  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Reflection on Smith Lake
July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Stephanie Heseltine of Alexandria photographed her daughter midair and mid-spray.  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Summer sprinkler
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Using a camera timer, Logan Koehn made himself the subject of his own photography and captured his silhouette against a dramatic burst of color cast by the setting sun over Lake L’Homme Dieu.  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Sunset over L'Homme Dieu
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2016
This fireworks display during Awake the Lakes gave a sneak preview of what is to come this Monday when Douglas County will be bustling with Fourth of July festivities.  (Photo contributed by Tim Erickson)
Photo of the Week: Fireworks at Awake the Lakes
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
Wendy Silbernick took this photo on the west side of Lake Ida near Christopherson Bay of this wood duck and duo of turtles.  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Wood duck and turtles
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
June 3, 2016
Almost on cue, one of the geese stretched its wings and fluffed its feathers as though posing for the camera.  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Geese
June 3, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
These feathery friends took up residence at Skoglund Slough southwest of Alexandria.  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Pelicans
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
This bald eagle was perched near Lake Geneva in Alexandria.  (Contributed by Clifford Mogard)
Photo of the Week: Eagle
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
This barred owl watched closed as its picture was taken near Alexandria. (Contributed by Mary Floding)
Photo of the Week: Barred Owl
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
This little albino squirrel visits Lois Wood’s bird feeder every day at her home near Lake Lakota  (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Albino squirrel
April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
April 15, 2016
As Logan Koehn strolled along the bike trail near Lake Geneva on March 15, he captured this symmetric scene of a gray sky and pavement bookended by bare trees and piles of wet leaves. (Contributed)
Photo of the Week: Bike trail
April 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 11, 2016
(Photo contributed by Heather Swanson)
Photo of the Week: February camping
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
March 4, 2016
Workers at Andes Tower Hills Ski and Snowboard Area near Alexandria set up their snow guns on Feb. 29 to build up the snow base again. Andes Tower Hills has an 18” to 50” snow base on all of the downhill runs and plans on being open through the end of March. (Contributed photo)
Photo of the Week: Making snow
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
(Photo contributed by Dale Lundblad)
Photo of the Week: Red fox
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
This picture of a pair of bald eagles is contributed by Kevin Rankl.
Photo of the Week: Pair of eagles
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am