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The scenes and sounds of summer…

With the long days of summer heating up to the 90s, people still are getting outdoors and enjoying all the sights and sounds of summer — regardless of the temperature.

From flowers to bees, trails to ball fields — local residents continue to play catch-up after a year where they were forced indoors to avoid the pandemic.

Star Photographer Larry N. Souders was out and about this past week and captured some of those who found different ways to enjoy the outdoors.