Scenic photos of the week

Green bee on an orange flower
“Metallic Buzz,” by Rachel McKaughan, Secondary Science Teacher, ORLA. The photo is a green bee (Agapostemon – translates to ‘stamen loving’) taken at Seattle’s Bradner Gardens Park in June 2022.

OSD employees are encouraged to send us a photo of their artwork portraying nature (e.g., landscapes, sunrises or sunsets, an interesting cloud formation, a close-up of a flower) for consideration in this staff blog. Your image can be something you captured on canvas, in a photograph, on a textile, in a pencil, charcoal or pastel drawing, with wire — the possibilities are endless!


  • Nature/scenic images only (no people or pets please).
  • Attach a photo of your original art in jpeg or png format to an email and send to The higher the resolution, the better.
  • Photos must be in-focus and cropped so the art is visible.
  • Include your name, title, work location, and if applicable, where the image was taken (you can name the city, for example, or provide even more specific details (e.g. sunset taken from Long Beach, WA). This information will be included with each image published.

Depending on the number of images submitted, we will print one or more in each issue of the staff blog. Photos submitted during the 2021-22 school year will continue to be published over the summer.

Snail on a post
“Snail on a Post,” by Mai Skillman, Head Custodian, Thurgood Marshall Middle School