Scenic photos of the week; endless summer!

Image of swirled clouds with trees and hillside in the foreground showing the Upper Peninsula Michigan in summer 2022
Upper Peninsula Michigan Summer 2022, by Marti Buck, Speech and Language Pathologist, Jefferson Middle School

With all of the nice weather we have been having, employees have continued to share their favorite summer snapshots! We have two more featured this week, and still more waiting in the queue.

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!

Please remember, you can be a novice or a professional. You can submit photos taken with your phone or a fancy camera. The goal is for as many employees as possible to participate!


  • 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.

Keep those images coming!

Mt St. Helens in the background with trees and hills in the foreground.
Mt. St. Helens, Last Trip of Summer 2022, by Cara Barkis, Paraeducator, Capital High School