Tony Wenzel of Randall wrote: "Here is a Scarlet Tanager and is one beautiful bird. I was able to capture this shot when he was in the pines."

Do you have a recent scenic picture that shows the beauty of the lakes area? Send it to for possible publication in the Brainerd Dispatch. Be sure to include your name, where you are from, a brief description of the photo and when and where it was taken.