Asheville, N.C., Director of Public Works Mark Combs took this picture of a sunflower at Thomas Jefferson's estate, Monticello gardens, in Charlottesville, Va.

Snapshot showcases the best of architecture, landscapes, people and history of American cities and counties. Entries must be 5 × 7 inches, 300 dpi and sent via e-mail to Weekly snapshots appear on the American City & County Web site and are posted on Fridays. Each month, one photograph is selected to appear in the magazine.