Fireworks lit up the sky during the Jackson Community Celebration at North Park on July 1, 2017.

Last Look: Jack-o-lantern

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular featuring 5,000 carved pumpkins includes a vast number of intricately detailed carvings of scenes and faces along a trail in Iroquois Park, Louisville, Kentucky.

Last Look: Storm clouds

The sky glows behind the Nationwide tent as an ominous front moves through the area, canceling the Friday evening flight of balloons during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic.

Last Look: Prickly pear

I’ve been growing the prickly pear alongside my home in Jackson Township for decades. Although prickly pears are edible, I enjoy the colorful flowers and stick to harvesting Seckel pears that are an arm’s reach away from them.

Last Look: Frozen

Our rescued cat Sam loves the outdoors, and in good weather, she spends time with us around the patio. While indoors she keeps an eye on the outside, running from one end of the house to the other, following squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks.