Posted: Aug 14, 2013 03:08 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2016 02:17 AM PDT
A dazzling starry view from Fishermen's Bend on Saturday night, Aug. 10
A dramatic break in the storm clouds Monday evening, Aug. 12 pours light -- and some might see a human face there as well
Dramatic view of the stars and Milky Way reflecting off Sparks Lake
Storm clouds mixed with smoke move over Redmond as the sun sets on Monday, Aug. 12
Richard Bozarth shot this scenic view Saturday, Aug. 10 from west of Cinder Butte on 'a great cloud day'
Thunderstorm marched across the sky over the Painted Hills on Saturday, Aug. 10th.
Every year, the green algae blooms on Lake Billy Chinook and makes for a great contrast to the blue sky, as in this view on Sunday, August 11th.
Tina Braun tried to photograph the rain Sunday, Aug. 11 in Redmond, but when the sun came out, she got this instead.
A rosy sunset view of a thunderstorm east of Bend, as seen Monday, Aug. 12 from the Deschutes River near Dillon Falls
Shonna Clark shared a fun pic of her son, Mason, 11, taken at the Crook County Fair by his grandpa, Jerry Baney of Redmond. He took third in his class showing his 4-H market pig, Porkchop.
A sunset view with moon too, looking west Friday evening Aug. 9 from Skyline Ranch Road. Mount Bachelor is at left.
Up close and personal with a great blue heron on Sunday, Aug. 11 near Pelton Dam campground
Mt. Bachelor was pretty in pink Tuesday evening, Aug. 6
Smoky skies from wildfires make for a glowing sunrise over Bend on Wednesday, Aug. 7
Richard Bozarth says he only boosted colors a bit on this dramatic cloud-filled view of the mountains Saturday, Aug. 10 from just west of Cinder Butte
Sean Templeton of Prineville caught this dramatic view of the sun setting over Hwy. 26 west of Prineville on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6
Smoke from wildfires help paint Bend's sunset sky red on Tuesday, Aug. 6
Refreshing waters of Cline Falls on Saturday, Aug. 3
A dazzling photo of the glow from the Green Ridge Fire near Camp Sherman in the night sky, but not obscuring the Big Dipper -- or the streak in the sky of the orbiting International Space Station
A beautiful post-storm sunrise on Thursday, Aug. 1
A barn owl takes flight during the High Desert Museum's 'Raptors of the Desert Sky' show on Saturday, Aug. 3
Much of Oregon has been peppered with lightning in recent weeks, such as this dramatic view in Klamath Falls
Brandi Ahrendt shared a smoky sunset view, taken with her iPhone from between Madras and Terrebonne on her way home Sunday, Aug. 4
Jim Zelenka says his wife broke this egg for breakfast Friday to find a triple yolk; he found online that the odds are one in a billion (another site says one in 2.5 million but still pretty rare!). It came from one of their chickens on their small farm just north of Bend.
Jim Zelenka, who shared the photo of the rare triple-yolk eggs, says his chickens are now wearing corrective lenses 'to help them focus on their duties'
The old Miller Discount Food store in Madras was set ablaze Saturday morning Aug. 3 in a 'burn to learn' exercise for Jefferson County firefighters, and to make way for a new highway intersection
Jefferson County Fire Chief Brian Huff says they were lucky to get their Madras 'burn to learn' done, as out in Culver, 'We had an irrigation pump catch fire that started dry grass on fire that got into a haystack' at the same time
Rana Fay says her 21-month-old son, Quintyn, was 'so excited' to be tall enough for a ride at the Deschutes County Fair
Rana Fay photographed her daughter Angelique and son Quintyn petting animals at the Deschutes County Fair
Redmond schools Supt. Mike McIntosh lines up his team of Belgian draft horses each night, a Deschutes County Fair tradition
Steven Bartholomew, 19, of Bend, is laying on his 2-year-old registered Black Angus bull from B5 livestock in Bend, in a quiet moment at the Deschutes County Fair. The bull's registered name is "B5 Kalamma's Wildfire, 'and we call him Bubba' says photographer Kenzie Stieber
Lily Pries says this tree fell around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, on Bend's Eastside along Red Rock Lane, right after a loud lightning strike and "a huge crack"
Lightning crackles through the sky in area northeast of Sisters that had plenty of thunderstorms -- and some fires too late Wednesday afternoon
Sean Templeton took this photo Thursday, Aug. 1 from his house on Grizzly Mountain, looking toward Gray Butte
A blur of color on opening night of the 2013 Deschutes County Fair
An absolutely glorious sunset view July 26 from Eagle Crest Resort west of Redmond
Lightning bolts pepper the sky in Bend on Wednesday night, July 31
Bolts of lightning streak across the sky in east Bend on Wednesday night
A colorful sunset view from Hwy. 26 out of Warm Springs Wednesday evening
Spin, whirl and colorful motion on opening night of the 2013 Deschutes County Fair
NewsChannel 21 photojournalist Mike Huey watched lightning streak across the sky on Bend's Eastside Wednesday night
Felicity Miskimon, 19, who shows poultry for the Bend FFA, is laying with a 4-month-old calf owned by B5 Livestock from Bend at the Deschutes County Fair in Redmond
Trisha Frederick's grandkids, Jace and Justina, petting a gator at the animal education Booth at the Deschutes County Fair
Cheap Trick perform Wednesday night at kickoff concert of the Deschutes County Fair
Squirrel is 'busted!' -- caught red-handed with bag of seed on Walt Drews' back porch in northeast Bend. 'He wanted that seed bad, too!'
Loni Eastman said her cat, Journey was not afraid of the deer outside their home northwest of Prineville a few weeks ago -- 'the deer came up our bank to our front lawn to check her out. She is a love! But my dog doesn't think much of her.'
Sherry Elliott says her granddaughter, 'Heidi Ho from Idaho,' was visiting Sisters in June and taking in the great Squaw Creek Canyon view with a deer who's been hanging around the ranch for years -- 'kind of a loner, and very friendly'
A day-old fawn rests in Sunriver
Four bucks 'just chilling' Wednesday morning at the corner of Simpson and Columbia in Bend
Four bucks on the move, eating from a bird feeder near St. Charles-Bend
Shade was the goal of these four well-watched bucks Wednesday at SW Colorado and Simpson in Bend
A chillin' buck in Bend
The visiting, high-profile bucks were not an ad for the office building, per se, though the view was no doubt welcome inside
A side view of the nowfamous bucks shows they are pretty close
Chris Bellusci said these four bucks were resting Wednesday morning next to the Pacific Power building at the corner of SW Simpson Ave. and Century Drive, with a number of people out watching and taking pictures of the at-ease wildlife.
Tuesday evening's smoky sunset, from Smith Rock State Park
Sunday's final launch of this year's Balloons Over Bend brought this picture postcard-perfect view in the Old Mill
All the colors of the rainbow shine on a sunny Balloons Over Bend weekend morning
This balloon appears poised to 'land' on Mt. Bachelor Saturday (but not really)
Red, white and blue on a blue-sky day at Balloons Over Bend
Balloons don't usually synchronize their flights, though some arrangements seem to show that, like this view of Saturday's Balloons Over Bend
When a balloon flies right overhead - tag, you're it!
The in-the-air view from Balloons Over Bend is pretty special, too
Big crowd gathered in Old Mill for Friday evening's Balloons Over Bend Nightglow
Twilight and the balloons in Bend are firing up a glow
An ad can look prettier when it's glowing on a balloon
After nightfall, Balloons Over Bend Nightglow participants shine in color
Balloons Over Bend participants prepare to head up, up and away Friday
One colorful balloon casts shadow on others as they prepare to lift off from Bend's Riverbend Park
Sun is barely up as balloons soar aloft in Bend Friday with Pilot Butte in the distance
Balloons weren't the only things flying on the High Desert Friday -- so were plenty of horses and riders at the High Desert Classics at J Bar J Boys Ranch
Blue-sky day, perfect for a balloon journey
Colorful balloons take shape before taking flight Friday from Bend's Riverbend Park
Balloons over Bend chase the sun on Friday morning
Balloon carrying NewsChannel 21 photojournalist Steve Kaufmann and Bulletin photographer Rob Kerr had a bumpy crash-landing Friday, as a neighbor witnessed, but no injuries were reported
Summer sun starts to set amid clouds on Sunday evening, July 7th a few miles east of Redmond
The moonless night of July 6th was perfect to shoot the Milky Way; Richard Bozarth did so in front of the Pumpkin Patch entrance in Terrebonne
Glorious fireworks display goes skyward from Bend's Pilot Butte
As the summer sun sets, the Fourth of July fireworks show bedazzles atop Bend's Pilot Butte
Splashes of color blaze through the Bend sky on the Fourth of July
Sights of a Fourth of July always impress, as in this view of the show from Bend's Pilot Butte
A Bend neighborhood's fireworks send up a display of sparks
Blazing Fourth fireworks show from the top of Bend's Pilot Bujtte
Sparkling skies over Bend on the Fourth
Fireworks shows provide an endless array of colorful views, as Bend's Pilot Butte display showed once again
Fireworks of the personal-use variety also can make for dazzling displays
Color explodes in the skies over Bend on the Fourth
Bend's Pilot Butte fireworks show paints the sky with vivid colors
Timing of fireworks photos can make for interesting designs, patterns, as a shot from Bend's Pilot Butte display shows
Only once a year do colorful explosions over Bend's Pilot Butte elicit oohs, aahs
Bend's Fourth of July fireworks shows offered dazzling views
Cousins Maliah Scurlock, Olyvia Keller and Kyley Keller were all smiles at the Redmond Fourth of July Parade
Dogs of every size and breed strutted their stuff in Bend's Fourth of July Pet Parade
Stryder Doescher, 5 1/2, has his flag and red, white and blue braces on, waiting for the Prineville Foirth of July Parade to start
'Wasn't that nice of Mother Nature to put on such a patriotic display just for me, to share?' Leslie Burckard said of this Fourth of July red, white and blue sunrise east of Paulina
Bend's newly-returned first fire engine wasn't quite ready to roll on its own in the Pet Parade, but Deputy Fire Marshal Cindy Kettering was at the wheel nevertheless
It's not the size of the Fourth of July Parade that counts - it's the spirit, as seen Thursday in Paulina
This dog was truly decked out in Fourth of July finery at Bend's Pet Parade
Coolest little dude, Calib Star, 3, riding a John Deer at Paulina's Independence Day Parade
Maliah Scurlock waved at the passing firefighters during Redmond's Fourth of July Parade
Noah Hagen, 12, at Bend Pet Parade with a gentic strip ball python
This patriotically painted horse in Bend's Pet Parade is practically a walking flag
Lillie Hagen, 10, holding an albino ball python at Bend Pet Parade
Holy cow -- Bend's Fourth of July Pet Parade was mooovin' right along
Sarah Hagen gives a ride to an Argentine tegu lizard during Bend's Fourth of July Pet Parade
Lillie, Noah, Bill and Sarah Hagen each brought a family pet reptile on Bend's Fourth of July Pet Parade
Prineville Fourth of July Parade participants in Revolutionary War garb wait in shade for parade to begin
On Tuesday evening, July 2nd, Bill Sawders of La Pine says he 'opened the patio door and let out a scream! What appeared to be a fire, in our own backyard, turned out to be the most spectacular sunset we've ever seen'
July began with temperatures hitting 100 in Redmond, yet Kathleen Martin's flowers seemed to be blooming just fine
A very unique rainbow, taken the evening of June 22 at the Big Meadow pro shop at Black Butte Ranch.
Beautiful sunset at Bend's Old Mill on June 28, as Melissa Sprague Kane was listening to the Steve Miller Band
The Supermoon on June 22 plays hide and seek among the clouds in a view off La Pine State Rec Road
Richard Bozarth said the clouds parted just long enough June for this photo of the 'Supermoon,' using a 600mm lens.