Local photographer Kenny Bates sent in some photos along with this note about where he took them:
"Has anyone ever told you to take a hike, in a nice way of course! Well on Monday, April the 13th, that's what I did.
The early spring weather was pleasant and the sky was clear and blue so I decided to take a hike to a local pond. I spotted some ducks, geese, hawks, deer, frogs and a host of song birds and a couple of people fishing.
I think I came back from my hike a better person then when I left. These are some of my photos I took that day."