Sandra Miller of Temple recently took this photo of a hummingbird approaching a feeder in her backyard.

Scott Lewis of Temple recently captured this butterfly checking out his flowering Pride of Barbados plant.

Carson Kukulski paddles his little brother Braxton recently around Paradise Cove on Lake Belton.

Willie and Sharon Stermer of Temple spotted these Jackrabbits recently enjoying the shade at Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Temple.

J.C. Alston of Troy recently was presented a framed collage of pictures taken during his 97th birthday parade. Alston is a survivor of Pearl Harbor. The presentation was made by Richard Hester of American Legion Post No. 133 in Temple.

Kaden Faglie, son of Ashley and Dusty Faglie of Salado and grandson of Jude and Cindy Arisco of Temple, found a horned lizard recently near Ballinger. The horned lizard is popularly called a “horned toad” or “horned frog,” but it is neither a toad nor a frog. Despite being the state reptile …

Danny Taylor of Temple shared this photograph of the beautiful natural colors he sees every morning when he goes for a walk.

Elayda Houchen enjoys a popsicle on another hot Texas afternoon on the patio at her grandparents’ house, Richard and Janet Bush of Temple.

Reflecting our community, some of the stuffed animals at Donald Whatley’s house wear masks as protection against the coronavirus, and some don’t.

Many beautiful butterflies and moths such as this one have visited Sharon Rostovich’s garden this summer.

Alaina Stephens, 8, recently celebrated the Fourth of July by participating in the drive-by parade in Temple’s Historic District.

Bob Byroad of Belton recently took this picture of a U.S. flag partially silhouetted against the sun setting over Lake Belton.

Sarah Houchen recently took this picture of her daughter, Mahalia, sitting in a field of sunflowers in Hillsboro that seems to go on forever. Mahalia is the granddaughter of Richard and Janet Bush of Temple.

Rex Driessen, son of Tiffany Davenport-Driessen and Marc Driessen of Amsterdam and grandson of Martha Davenport of Temple, tours recently through the Amsterdam canals with his parents on the first day of summer vacation in The Netherlands.

Temple KJT (Catholic Union of Texas) Society No. 114 and Knights of Columbus Council No. 3444 recently presented a check for $650 to St. Mary’s Catholic School in Temple. Pictured are, from left: Kylie Chenault, KJT member; Edwin Vasicek, KJT vice president; Eugene Pavlat, KJT president; Jam…

Temple KJT (Catholic Union of Texas) Society No. 114 recently held a flag raising ceremony at St. Mary Catholic Church in celebrate Flag Day. Participants, from left, were James Hosch, KJT secretary; Edwin Vasicek, KJT vice president; the Rev. Kurtis Wiedenfeld, pastor at St. Mary Catholic C…