Photos from our Cowichan Valley Citizen readers

Amber Clayton took this shot of Cowichan Lake’s Clayton family out on the Trans Canada Trail. (Amber Clayton photo)Amber Clayton took this shot of Cowichan Lake’s Clayton family out on the Trans Canada Trail. (Amber Clayton photo)
Skywatcher Mark Kubitza took this stunning shot of the comet NEOWISE. (Mark Kubitza photo)Skywatcher Mark Kubitza took this stunning shot of the comet NEOWISE. (Mark Kubitza photo)
Grandmother Marilyn Smith took grandkids Ambrose and Iris to Jubilee Barber Shop Wednesday, Sept. 23 to have her grandson’s hair cut by Loretta. They all had their masks on and we thought it would be a cute picture for the paper. Smith is in the mirror taking the photo. (Marilyn Smith photo)Grandmother Marilyn Smith took grandkids Ambrose and Iris to Jubilee Barber Shop Wednesday, Sept. 23 to have her grandson’s hair cut by Loretta. They all had their masks on and we thought it would be a cute picture for the paper. Smith is in the mirror taking the photo. (Marilyn Smith photo)
Gerald Holdsworth caught this photo of the fall colours in early November. (Gerald Holdsworth photo)Gerald Holdsworth caught this photo of the fall colours in early November. (Gerald Holdsworth photo)
Karen Gomes took this shot she got in Maple Bay “of a cloud that appeared light as a feather.” (Karen Gomes photo)Karen Gomes took this shot she got in Maple Bay “of a cloud that appeared light as a feather.” (Karen Gomes photo)

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