Two velvet-antlered mule deer enjoy a twilight snack as the sun sets on Monday evening, June 17, 2019, near Highway 291 in Nine Mile Falls, Wash. Mule deer bucks begin growing their antlers in the spring as warmer temperatures arrive. During this period their antlers are covered in velvet like tissue, similar to skin. In late summer, bucks shed their velvet in preparation for the fall rut.
Inland Northwest Ballet of Spokane students walk hand-in-hand from the staging area in the Ovations Lounge at the Bing Crosby Theater to the backstage area for a practice session, Monday, June 17, 2019. Nearly 300 students are participating in the Magical Music Box performances Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Brian Myers found the biggest umbrella he could find when shopping. He used it Friday morning in the rain while walking home on Skyview Drive with his daughter, Lillian, 3, after the pair dropped off his son at Jefferson Elementary School, April 26, 2019, in Spokane, Wash.
A crew from GuildWorks, a Portland firm which specializes in vinyl rain and sun shades, begins the process of installing the coverings on the “wings” of the butterfly sculpture in Riverfront Park, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The fabric is first attached with temporary plastic ties, then lashed on with rope. When finished, the sculpture, dating back to Expo ’74, will turn with the wind and bounce during gusts.
A resident beaver grooms itself as it takes shelter in a niche in the rocky cliff below the Avista Post Street Substation near Spokane Falls, Friday, April 19, 2019. The falls nearby were running at high volume, creating a thunderous roar.
From story time to bike time, James Halttunen spends the morning with his daughter, Matilda, 2, as they ride around Drumheller Springs Parks after participating in a reading program at the Shadle Library, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Spokane, Wash.
Christopher Helm, journeyman electrician for MerIt Electric, climbs to the second story to work on data lines atop a commercial building on Washington at Third Avenue, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Spokane, Wash.
Michelle Conwell laces up nearly-new roller skates for her daughter, Shariah, 7, as they visited the Numerica Skate Ribbon for the first time, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. The pair planned to spend the first day of spring break enjoying attractions in the park.
Gio, an 11-year-old Italian Greyhound, left, and Ruah, a 13-year-old Whippet, don their spring fashion wear as they pause on a walk with their owner, Gary Gilbert, Thursday, March 28, 2019, on 28th Avenue near Post Street in Spokane, Wash. Gilbert and the dogs were on their way home so he could get another pair of dogs out for a stroll.
The full moon rises over Hauser Lake as it reaches its peak on the same day as the spring equinox, on March 20, 2019. The last time the full Moon and the spring equinox coincided this closely (4 hours apart) was in March 2000, but the last time they occurred on the same date was on March 20, 1981.
With temperatures reaching into the 50 degree range, Sean Chavez, of Medical Lake, Wash., soaps up his 2013 Audi S5 convertible to remove the winter grime, Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Brown Bear Car Wash on W. Sunset Highway.
Snow is still on the roofs and yards, but it does not stop Scott Lorek, 60, and his German Shepherd-heeler mix, Donut, from taking an hour-long run, Friday morning, March 15, 2019, along 17th Avenue, in Spokane,Wash.
Jackie Pederson, 67, and Ed Engel, 75, dressed in their pirate costumes from the Dollar Store for the January Birthday Party event, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the Hillyard Senior Center located in the Northeast Community Center. Six seniors celebrated their birthdays during the pirated-themed party.