Seattle Times reader Carole Patterson’s photo of her dog getting a gander at Skagit Valley flower fields.

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Photographer: Carole Patterson, of Silverdale Photo taken: March 29, near Mount Vernon Photographer’s description: “Driving through the Skagit Valley tulip/daffodil fields when my little dog Elle Jo decided she wanted to see what we were oooing and ahhing about.” Critique: “What a fun moment on what looks like a muddy day visiting the daffodil fields in Skagit County. A moment like this has to be captured quickly, which can explain the tilted horizon, which I’d try straightening out to make the image flow even better.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.