Scenic photos of the week

Mt. Rainier in evening light silhouetted by trees
“Mt. Rainier in Evening Light,” taken from Overlook Point Park in Tumwater, by Simona McEwen, Early Intervention Specialist, McKenny Elementary School

Today we celebrate the beauty of Mt. Rainier in two photos submitted by OSD employees.

OSD employees are encouraged to email the Communications department 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 of 2022.

We are now accepting new photos to begin sharing later this month and continue throughout the 2022-23 school year. We can’t wait to see what our employees have to share this year!

Mt. Rainier taken during the day while flying around the mountain
“Mt. Rainier,” taken while flying around the mountain, by Matthew Murdock, Maintenance Electrician, Support Service Center