Nikki Tabaka of Brainerd recently took this photo of the sun rising over Lum Park at Rice Lake in northeast Brainerd. She said she has "seen some beautiful mornings (and) this one, particularly, was one that was worth leaving my path for a moment to snap a picture..."

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.