The petals on the crab apple tree in the back yard of our Shawnee home create a soft pink glow outside our kitchen door.
Kevin Anderson, Shawnee
Baby squirrels peeking out from their knot hole nest in Loose Park.
John E. Miller, Kansas City
Baltimore Oriole enjoying a treat.
Wendy Carlton, Lee’s Summit
Hard rain did not dislodge the blossoms of a star magnolia that had begun to bloom in Brookside.
TAMMY LJUNGBLADThe Kansas City Star
If Mother Nature will play along, spring may be near. A young bloom appeared at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden at 4800 Rockhill Road.
FRED BLOCHERThe Kansas City Star
One of my favorite flowers, a gerbera daisy.
Teresa Nolan, Kansas City
The first crocus heralds spring in our yard.
Patrick di Natale, Lenexa
The pasture burning ritual in the Flint Hills takes place each spring. After a sunset shoot, we spotted a large red glow. As we neared Chase State Fishing Lake, the fire appeared to be quite near. The fire looked like it was going to crest the hill, if we just waited long enough. We did and it did. Serendipity was with us, because the moon started peaking over the horizon shortly before 11:00 p.m.
Bruce L. Hogle, Overland Park
I love irises and had a bunch of new varieties last year. This one had beautiful light hitting its throat and I captured it on film.
LaDonna Lonberger Sanders, Kansas City
Part of the beauty of spring is the liveliness of the bees and butterflies that travel from flower to flowers. Their brilliant body colors add to the color scheme magic that represents spring time.
Jeffery R. Young, Kansas City
Flowers from the yard.
Chrisanne Golding, Shawnee
Nothing says Spring has arrived like a thunderstorm with small hail. Yesterday it was raining so hard that I opted to stay inside and capture the storm through our glass doors.
Lou Eisenbrandt, Overland Park
Blue robin eggs in their nest.
Aleksandra Nokes, Gardner