“Pic of the Week” runs weekly in The Union Democrat and features the work of local amateur photographers. To submit your original photo for “Pic of the Week,” email a high-resolution jpg file to editor@uniondemocrat.com . Include a caption with information about the picture and contact information. Please, no more than one submission per month per photographer.

Debi Boswell took a photo of these baby bluejays in a nest off her deck.

Elsie Bruno shares a picture of a squirrel ‘cooling off’ underneath her bird bath.

Robert Gaughran shares a photo entitled “Sunset over the Pinecrest Lake Dam” taken on July 8.