We have some great shots of the outdoors, with fantastic sceneries taking the main stage this week.
Maria Jhing Hays took a wonderful photo showing the first day of autumn near Grey Goose Road. Her picture slightly silhouettes the foreground but leaves enough definition to see the street make its way straight into the burning horizon.
Leah Lappe sent several photos from around Oahe Dam and Farm Island this week.
At Oahe, Lappe found a group of turkeys having a night out on the town. She said she was in awe seeing the birds making their way around, finding 30-40 of them in the area. Lappe also took a flower's close-up photo at the Butterfly garden. Unfortunately, she found no butterflies and fewer flowers as the season begins the march into fall. And at Farm Island, Lappe found the cattails popping.
During a veterans retreat at Lake Andes, South Dakota, Bob Kruger shared a photo of a low-hanging sun casting its oranges into his lens.
Phil Baker caught a nice angle on Wednesday's rainbow. From Baker's perspective at T.F. Riggs High School, the rainbow looks like it's shining right into the Capitol building's dome.
And Roger Edwards shared some fun fuzzy buddy photos from Monroe Street in Pierre.
He found a lazy bunny having a relaxing stretch in the shade with cool grass lining its sleeping spot. And Edwards found a couple of squirrels — one having a snack from its perched place in a tree and the other rushing off to live its little squirrel life.
If you have photos to share with the community, send them to Editor Jorge Encinas at email@example.com. Include the who, what, where and when with the pictures and the Capital Journal will publish them in Saturday's Dakota Life and online at capjournal.com.
The Capital Journal also selects one photo to feature in the weekly South Dakota Outdoors newsletter, published every Tuesday. You can sign up to receive the newsletter at capjournal.com under the "Outdoors" tab and see which photo we pick.