In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo released by NASA, active regions on the sun combine to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face. The image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
Roman Bertholic, 6, right, offers a fallen leaf to his sister Giana, 10, and brother, Ryder, 3, during a visit to the John A. Finch Arboretum, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Spokane. The arboretum will host the Fall Leaf Festival, Saturday. Oct. 26, from 11am to 2pm and will feature live music, food truck, and activities.
In this Feb 23, 1945 photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. The Marine Corps has corrected the identify of another of the men who were photographed raising the American flag at Iwo Jima during World War II. The Marines said Thursday that after questions were raised by private historians who studied photos and films, it determined that Cpl. Harold P. Keller was among the six men who raised the flag. The Marines say Pfc. Rene Gagnon had helped in the effort but for decades was mistakenly identified by the Marines as one of the flag-raisers.
A dazed and confused deer has been trapped in a clothing store in the fashionable mountain resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, on the Italian Dolomites, before been saved and freed. Local authorities said the deer, a four-five years-old big specimen, entered the shop, specialized in tirolese outfits, by mistake as the assistant was away.
This Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 photo from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a mountain lion that got caught wandering into a house in Sonora in Northern California’s Gold Country when a family opened their front door to let cool air in. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s office said when the family and the mountain lion spotted each other Sunday evening, both ran. The big cat made a dash to the bathroom and stayed there until deputies and wildlife officers coaxed it to jump out of the bathroom window.
Tom Lloyd, 15, of Spokane, hits a shot from the 13th fairway at Downriver Golf Course under the watchful eyes of a moose and her calf, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019., in Spokane, Wash. Another calf was also resting some 20 yards away as golfers made their way around the course.
Lorna Barrowman paints a scene from Coeur d’Alene’s City Park beach, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Barrowman is part the Coeur d’Alene Art Association’s Plein Air group, whose 60 or so members paint outside instead of a studio.
Samantha Richardson, 5, on far left, her sister, Bridgette, 8, center, and neighbor friend Gretchen Heinen, 9, enjoy some summer fun on a slackline in the Richardson’s front yard at 29th Avenue and Manito Boulevard, Friday, July 5, 2019.
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.