Gallery | How Daily Illini photographers have been spending their summer amidst a flood of reopenings

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  • A wide expanse of grass on open farmland sits still in Alytus, Lithuania on June 28.

  • Rita Jasenauskas retrieves water for her garden in Alytus, Lithuania on June 28.

  • Janina Šuliauskienė tends to her greenhouse in an open rural area in Alytus, Lithuania on June 28.

  • Janina Šuliauskienė tends to her greenhouse in an open rural area in Alytus, Lithuania on June 28.

  • Strawberries grow in Janina Šuliauskienė’s garden in rural Alytus, Lithuania on June 28.

  • A man begins to paint “Defund” with a roller in front of the Evanston Police Department during a protest on May 23.

  • A man paints “Defund” with a roller in front of the Evanston Police Department during a protest on May 23.

  • A woman holds up a sign saying “Invest in Social Services” and “Defund the EPD” at a Defund EvanstonPD protest on May 23.

  • The sun peeks through a grouping of trees at Lighthouse Beach in Evanston, Illinois on June 20.

  • A girl waves a stick around while watching the sunrise at Evanston Beach on June 10.

  • A view from an overlook in Smoky Mountain National Park on June 29.

  • A person walks along a trail in Smoky Mountain National Park on June 29.

  • A vast expanse of tree’s are viewed from Clingmans Dome Observation Tower in Smoky Mountain National Park on June 29.

  • A dirt path covered by full trees is seen from the Appalachian Trail in the Smoky Mountain National Park on June 30.

  • A mountain covered in trees is seen from Charlie’s Bunion on the Appalachian Trail in the Smoky Mountain National Park on June 30.

  • Mike Krasucki guides his hand toward the road as his car crosses the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge on June 4.

  • The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge stands tall above dinner tables at the Waterbar restaurant in San Francisco on June 3.

  • A view from the top of Lombard Street, the most crooked street in the world, shows an unobstructed view of San Francisco on June 4.

  • Two people embrace overlooking the city of San Francisco from an observation deck at Coit Tower on June 4.

  • A group of tourists ride atop a Big Bus Tour over the Golden Gate Bridge on June 5.

  • Rufus Parenti, sophomore at DePaul University, plays the tenor saxophone while Leo Buczkowski and Garrett Munz share a smile behind him at Taylor Park on July 3. This group of friends play small gigs at parks around Chicago.

  • Francis Bassett-Dilley, sophomore at Indiana University, is shown in a reflection playing the drums at Taylor Park on July 3.

  • Leo Buczkowski plays the bass guitar at Taylor Park on July 3.

  • Rufus Parenti and Garrett Munz, sophomores at DePaul University, play their saxophones together at Oz Park on July 2.

  • Garrett Munz, sophomore at DePaul University, plays a solo during his group’s performance at Taylor Park on July 3.

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