A great blue heron catches a fish in Cannon Hill pond on Spokane’s South Hill,Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020. The bird has become a frequent visitor to the pond recently and is favorite subject of local photographers and spectators.
An osprey approaches a juvenile in a nest above Hauser Lake, Idaho on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Young osprey make their first migration alone, instinctively knowing where to go without following their parents.
Despite hikers on the Centennial Trail , swimmers cooling off in the Spokane River and other distractions, a great blue heron stands virtually motionless in the shallows of the south bank of the river east of the Division Street Bridge, intent on snatching up a fish to eat under the overhanging trees, Friday, July 31, 2020.
Holly Mullen, left, and Carol Whitcomb take a lunch break from painting the colorful scenes in the Ferris Perennial Garden at Manito Park, Friday afternoon, July 24, 2020, in Spokane. They met at the park to celebrate Whitcomb’s recent 70th birthday.
Laura Wiens and her granddaughter Emma Wiens, 10, put their brushes to canvas as they paint an idillic scene in the Manito Park’s perennial garden on Wed., June 3, 2020. Laura, who lives in Crescent City, California, is visiting family in Spokane. She bought a painting easel for Emma and is helping her learn the fine art of oil painting.
Four-year-old Whitman Pyle waves at pedestrians while he follows his dad, Whitworth University grounds manager Brandon Pyle, right, back to the Grounds department office on a mostly deserted college campus, Friday, May 15, 2020. Brandon Pyle sometimes lets Whitman, and his electric truck, come to work with him.
The transportation department of East Valley School District arranged 22 buses to spell out the year as a way to honor this year’s graduating seniors. A small sign reads “Congratulations/#Quarantined” The buses were arranged on the field of the former Mountain View Middle School, which is now a training facility for the Spokane Sheriff’s Department.
On Track Academy is honoring its 260-plus graduating seniors with a display of their photos on the fence at the school. The photos will stay up for a few weeks until the senior class has a drive-through viewing, then the signs will be given to each graduate. The school offers alternatives to mainstream high schools with programs that are customized to each student.
Front to back, Maddy Green, Megan VanStone, her daughter Grace,7, do an online exercise class as VanStone baby Georgia, 7 months, on left, and son Jack, 4, enjoy Monday’s warm weather in VanStone’s front yard on West 20th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill.
A deer, which appears to be a female mule deer with porcupine quills lodged in her nose, peers down from a mossy rock along Cliff Drive on April 14, 2020. The deer was accompanied by another female, and they appeared to be mule deer based on tail markings and coat pattern.
Bella Schneider, left, celebrates her 17th birthday by gathering and tossing treats to friends in the Chase Middle School parking lot, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Spokane. Her birthday was on Sunday, but found time to social distance and receive a piñata as a gift on Monday afternoon.
Jeanie Cook places a sign next to Moran United Methodist’s Easter cross on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Moran United Methodist Church in Spokane, Wash. Due to Covid-19 the church put their Easter cross in the yard in front of the church rather than inside. The church has an Easter morning tradition where the the cross is filled with daffodils by members of the church.
With he Spring sun shinning, Ann Prideaux takes her and her daughters dogs for a walk along Howard Street at 28th Avenue, Friday, April 10, 2020. The dogs, left to right, Lilly, Shine, Red and Blessing all are all rescued shelter dogs.
Adams Elementary School third-grade teacher Lisel Corneil, left, and fifth-grade teacher Allie Campbell, right, were among a dozens educators who constructed from plastic drinking cups a “We Miss You All-Stars” message to their students in the fence, Friday, April 10, 2020 on the corner of 37th Avenue and Regal Street in Spokane, Wash.
Connie Osier gets a little supervisory help from her cat, Sassy, as she paints and chalks her sidewalk with a pond scene and Koi fish, Friday, April 10, 2020, on the 400 block of W. 28th Avenue in Spokane. Osier says that the surface of a sidewalk as a distinctive texture.