The Westerville American Legion Honor Guard fires a salute during ceremonies at Northlawn Cemetery, one of three cemeteries the veteran group visited on Memorial Day despite not being issued a permit by the city for its annual march and observances. My Final Photo for May 31, 2021.
Cloudy skies, brisk winds, and low temperatures greeted parishioners for early Sunday Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 30, 2021.
MAD Scientist’s Mark Dilley, left, helps a young explorer discover the amphibian and fishes of the Highland Wetlands during the annual Wetland Workshop Saturday morning. My Final Photo for May 29, 2021.
Members of the Westerville American Legion post set out flags for veterans at Otterbein Cemetery, one of two local cemeteries they care for on Memorial Day weekend. My Final Photo for May 28, 2021.
One of the large collection of blooming lilypads sits along the eastern shoreline of the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Center. My Final Photo for May 26, 2021.
The main slide at Highlands Aquatic Center gets polished and a fresh coat of wax as the city parks department prepares to open the pool Saturday after missing last year due to the pandemic. My Final Photo for May 27, 2021.
Duane Yarnell bales hay along the edge of the hill at the rear of his farm on Africa Road. My Final Photo for May 25, 2021.
Four painted turtles sun themselves on denuded trees cleared of bark from the rough waters at the Alum Creek Dam in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 24, 2021.
Duane Yarnell mows hay behind his barns and just above the large field recently planted with soybeans. My Final Photo for May 23, 3021.
The first Saturday Farmers Market opened behind city hall to warm temperatures, a large number of vendors, and a crowd eager to see the market begin another year of summer treats. My Final Photo for May 22, 2021.
A city electric worker helps remove the broken impeller pump that provides water flow in The River at Highlands Pool when its bearings failed during testing for the pool's opening next weekend. My Final Photo for May 21, 2021.
Viburnum blossoms grace the edge of the path leading to the wetlands at Boyer Nature Preserve in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 20, 2021.
The new extension of Lyra Drive from Gemini Place to East Powell Road is nearing completion creating a connector to Powell Road from Polaris mall. My Final Photo for May 19, 2021.
A city parks worker stands on the concrete barrier as he irrigates hanging baskets on the Main Street Bridge. My Final Photo for May 18, 2021.
The first true leaves of a soybean plant begin to spread open on the Braun Farm more than two weeks after planting. My Final Photo for May 17, 2021.
A parishioner bows as he enters St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for early Sunday Mass. My Final Photo for May 16, 2021.
Sorters remove lithium batteries from a bin holding a portion of the batteries left for recycling during the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal drive-thru Saturday. My Final Photo for May 15, 2021.
A back-hoe operator fills one of the test trenches dug into an undeveloped section of Westar at the corner of Cleveland and Polaris where developers are exploring new business construction. My Final Photo for May 14, 2021.
Westerville Park and Recreation workers paint the edges of the lazy river pool bottom at Highlands Aquatic Center as the city prepares to open the entire pool on Memorial Day weekend. My Final Photo for May 13, 2021.
Kevin Scott surveys the Spring growth of weeds and the progress of the soybean seeds he planted two weeks ago on the fields at the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for May 12, 2021.
A worker removes machine-poured concrete gutter to level it for handicapped spaces in the new parking lot behind city hall. My Final Photo for May 11, 2021.
The morning sun breaks through the fog casting rays across the Braun Farm barn onto flowering Yellow Rocket. My Final Photo for May 10, 2021.
A parishioner arrives on a rainy morning for Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. My Final Photo for May 9, 2021.
Cloud shadows drift over a section of woods on Africa Road that once was used for cattle grazing before being turned to forest is cleared to turn the woods into a field again for raising crops. My Final Photo for May 8, 2021.
The large oak tree in the yard at the corner of Brisbane and Barcelona shows its leaves in an early stage of growth as Spring days lengthen and despite the cooler than normal temperatures. My Final Photo for May 7, 2021.
A work crew completes pressure washing the newly laid brick exterior of the third COPC building being built on Africa Road. My Final Photo for May 6, 2021.
Dandelion seed pods are the most prolific Spring weed this time of the summer including these along Africa Road at the Yarnell Farm fields. My Final Photo for May 5, 2021.
While an Imperial Stormtrooper interrogates a backseat passenger about missing droids the second passenger elects to sleep through the May the 4th food drive-thru at Highlands benefiting WARM. My Final Photo for May 4, 2021.
The early growth of lily pads on the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Center wears a coating of raindrops after an overnight and morning rain. My Final Photo for May 3, 2021.
Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church as the sun brightens the arrivals for the first Mass on Sunday. My Final Photo for May 2, 2021.
An Otterbein 2020 graduate wears a delayed message of hope during commencement ceremonies Saturday after a delay from last year due to the pandemic. My Final Photo for May 1, 2021.