Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake submitted this photo from the funeral Tuesday of David Zillmer, former Silver Lake Fire Department chief and longtime member of the department. Zillmer, 70, died June 14. His obituary is available here.
Posts under ‘Reader photos’
Sunday’s storm that brought a severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service did not bring much in the way of rain or thunder and lightning but it did create some opportunities for photogrpahing some dramitic looking skies. Here are a couple photos submitted by readers:
Larry Zamba of Brighton has seen some interesting wildlife sights this year. You may remember about a month ago, Zamba found what he says were cougar tracks on his property. Now on Friday morning he saw a bald eagle near Bong State Recreation Area. Being a professional photographer, Zamba was able to get some excellent photos of […]
Here are some photos readers have shared of the first snow — which also happens to be the first big snow — of the Winter of 2015-16:
The storm that rolled in over the are arounf 3:30 p.m. or so wasn’t unexpected, but it did seem to come up fast. Here’s a photo of the sky over Paddock Lake taken by Valerie Smith: We may not be done. The National Weather Service hourly forecast says rain is likely again by about 10 […]
Here are some reader submitted photos of the storm Friday evening:
Kelly Mickelsen shared this photo she took in Silver Lake Monday afternoon. Traffic was blocked from just after the parade to well into the afternoon while repairs were made. Kelly took this photo at about 3 p.m. Other people who saw the scene thought it looked like the pole had been struck and damaged by […]
There were sure some interesting looking skies out there today. Here are some photos westofthei.com readers shared with us.
Do you see the blood moon this morning? The full lunar eclipse, where the moon moves into the earth’s shadow and consequently appears red, was visible early this morning. I wasn’t awake, but lucky for us Tammy Filiatreault of Salem was and she happens to be handy with a camera. She shared this photo of what […]
Looks like the snow that visited us more or less constantly Tuesday to Thursday is behind us for now. But Trevor resident and frequent photo contributor West Jacobs shot these photos of snow removal efforts in his neighborhood Thursday. West wrote: I’d like to give a BIG shout out to all the guys doing the […]
Salem resident West Jacobs was out at Bong on a recent morning — before all the hunters — and shot some photos of a pheasant in the sunlight. Thanks for sharing, West.
Bruce Francart of Silver Lake was out on Geneva Lake this morning for a boating outing when he saw the scene he captured in these photos, which he shared with us. Bruce said he took the photos at about 9 a.m. and fire departments were still on the scene at noon. I haven’t been able […]
Here are some photos from West Jacobs of the fireworks over Paddock Lake Wednesday. The display was presented by Westosha Kiwanis Club and the No Joke Golf Outing.
How much rain have we received since last night? West Jacobs rain gauge says almost 2.5 inches from last night until 10 a.m. Wednesday. National Weather Service radar at 12:27 p.m. suggests we could see a little more soon.
Here are a couple of photos shared by readers of storm clouds that moved through teh area Thursay evening. Elsie Place’s photo was taken over Lilly Lake: Jeanette Amann’s photo was taken in Bristol: There are more thunderstroms and showers in the forecast for today.
Every once in a while I will hear a call on the scanner about this time of year about low-flying helicopters. Typically, it turns out to be a crop duster. Reader Kelly Mickelsen encountered just such a situation Tuesday and captured it in a neat piece of video, which she shared with us. Here it is: […]
West Jacobs shared these photos of some eagles he found in Kenosha County Sunday. Explains West: “Early this morning, sitting in the swamp with mosquitoes, ticks and the like for about 4 hours I finally got a glimpse of the TWO new Eagles I our Kenosha, Co.”
Frequent photo contributor West Jacobs shared these photos of flooding around Western Kenosha County today. The Sheriff’s Department advises drivers to not try to cross any flooded out road due to unpredictable road conditions.
West Jacobs shared this photo of some new neighbors he has found in Kenosha County — an new eagle family. Says West: I have watched the nest building, the courtship, and now the sitting on eggs. I don’t want to give the location, for this is the time they are most sensitive to intrusions which […]
Note: Do you have a photo from today’s snow? Send it to us at email@example.com and we’ll add it to this post.
Note: I moved this back up to the top as more photos are coming in Friday morning. — DH Here are some photos from Thursday’s snow that westofthei.com readers are sharing. (UPDATED 7:59 p.m., Friday)
If you have taken photos of today’s snow that you would like to share with westofthei.com’s readers send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post them.
Reader S. Stach shared this photo of an effort to retrieve an ATV that went through an open hole in the frozen waters of Camp Lake Sunday. He said no one was hurt, but it is a reminder of the need to be careful on lake ice in these times of volatile weather. For example, Camp Lake, […]
Juddie Brandes of Silver Lake captured these photos of eagles along the shore and flying over Silver Lake on Thursday. Thanks for sharing them, Juddie!
Some very interesting looking clouds rolled through the area today. Unfortunately they didn’t bring what we have all been waiting from the sky — rain! Thanks to Wanda Hutchings and West Jacobs for sharing these photos.
Linda Valentine sent in these photos of white pelicans on a Western Kenosha County lake this morning at about 8 a.m. She writes: They were led by one and in a relatively straight line, then the leader would make their head turn and stab the water and all the others then would catch up and […]
Glenda Dupons shared this photo of a hot air balloon today in the sky over the area of Highways K and 75. John Trione, was that you?
UPDATED with new photos about 2:30 p.m., May 16. — DH UPDATE again about 11:13 p.m., May 16. — DH Perfect conditions for rainbows this evening resulted in a number of spottings between about 6:30 and 7 p.m. Here are a few photos shared with westofthei.com: Do you take a rainbow shot Tuesday evening? Send it along […]
Wanda Hutchins shared this photo of the sky near her Silver Lake home at around 7 p.m. , Monday. The National Weather Service forecast suggests that we should be done with storm clouds for the balance of the week at least.
West Jacobs shared this photo taken Monday of a plane performing aerial spraying along Wilmot Road. Let’s hope it was for mosquitoes, with the way those buggers have bounced back after the recent rains. Did you take an interesting and timely photo in Western Kenosha County? Share it with us and we will consider it […]