LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2023) – Weather was a new category for The Lansing Journal in 2022. We began posting daily weather in late January, and gradually the weather photo in each daily post became an opportunity to showcase the variety of beauty Lansing’s seasons offer. In February the Journal invited readers to submit weather photos, and we enjoyed a variety of contributors throughout the year.
We’d like to thank the following readers who shared their photos of Lansing weather. They are listed alphabetically, and though many people contributed more than once, we’ve included only one weather photo from each contributor below. The captions are the ones that originally appeared with the photos, and each weather photo links to its original weather post.
Submit a weather photo in 2023
The invitation to submit a 2023 weather photo is open to all readers. Weather photos do not have to capture dramatic weather events or be taken with professional grade equipment. They do have to be in Lansing, and they do have to be somehow weather-related or at least taken outdoors. Share photos of your yard, your neighborhood, the park you take your kids to, your views along the bike path, the skies over Fox Pointe, the puddles on your sidewalk. We want our weather photos to showcase all of Lansing, and we can do that only with your help.
Submitted photos should be current. They may include people, pets, or other animals. Readers who submit weather photos should include the following information:
Description or location of the photo (For example, “Roses in my yard on Maple Street” or “Sunset at Potts Park” or “My Schnauzer, Mimi, in her boots, ready for a winter walk.”)
I really enjoyed the weather pictures. Such a nice variety and all of them capturing the uniqueness of our town! So glad you will continue this into 2023. Thanks!
Thank you, Margaret. It was fun for me to look back and see how our Weather category evolved over the past year. Originally we were just thinking of using more “generic” Lansing photos — clouds, sun, rain, snow, whatever we needed as an icon for the next day’s forecast. But then a reader noticed that one of our snow photos was near her house, and she loved recognizing that shot! She suggested that we always let people know where in Lansing the photo was taken, and that turned out to be such a great idea. It made me more aware of things as I was out walking around taking photos. It also made me aware that I couldn’t showcase all of Lansing myself! So we invited readers to help out, and 19 people came through this year. I’m looking forward to any new weather photographers who want to join the project in the coming year.
Great pics “Lansing-ers,?” “Lansing-ites?” Keep up the great work. Knew you accepted photos Melanie but I don’t think I realized they were in the weather section. Oops. Lol. As the one reader pointed out, it’s always enjoyable to point out a location you know. Thanks.
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