Clearly the definition of the word “treat” differs from person to person. One reader’s ice cream is another’s beautiful landscape. We asked readers to send in pictures showing how they defined treats of nature. And boy, did they. Because of the favorable response, we’re spreading them out, making summer last just a little longer. Today’s treats feature living “treats,” while next week you’ll see more plants and landscapes. And for those of you who submitted sunsets or sunrises, please be patient. We’ll see those as the sun sets on summer. But we don’t want to think about that just yet.

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