Posted: Nov 25, 2013 12:12 AM PST
Updated: Sep 01, 2016 02:18 AM PDT
La Pine resident Richard Lighthill braved sub-zero temps early Friday, Nov. 22 to finally get a clear view of the eastern horizon and Comet ISON
A moody mid-November sunset seen from Sisters
Several people shared photos of this odd, funnel-shaped cloud over Bend on Monday afternoon, Nov. 18; NewsChannel 21 Meteorologist Travis Knudsen said 'it's a lenticular cloud... or a towering lenticular cloud. Basically happens when it's crazy windy over the mountains... which it was today.'
The sun sets behind thin clouds above the trees in a Deschutes River Woods scene on Sunday, Nov. 17
Heather Gonzalez said her 11-year-old daughter, Tyra Stevens, woke her up early one recent morning to ask if she could use her phone to take a photo. 'I got up to see this AMAZING sunrise and this pic that she took.'
Pastor Richard Lighthill of La Pine shared a photo of Comet Lovejoy taken Friday, Nov. 15 with his Canon T2i digital camera and a 200 mm lense, 30-second exposure at 6400 ISO, with its 'beautiful blue-green color and a faint tail'
Chuck Beatie captured this image of a bald eagle in flight with the moon in the distance at his place in Sisters on Wednesday evening, Nov. 13
A tranquil autumn view of the Deschutes River near Dillon Falls
A thick layer of morning fog in Prineville on Wednesday, Nov. 13
Smith Rock pokes up above fog layer in this view from Cinder Butte on Wednesday, Nov. 13
Up close and personal with a familiar fall face in northeast Bend
Even through a window, a glorious sunrise in a view from between Bend and Sisters on Sunday, Nov. 10
Fall leaves make the Deschutes River even more beautiful on Saturday, Nov. 9
Sandra Kennel says the deer in the back was standing up because another male deer was approaching off the Bend-Redmond Highway on Monday, Nov. 4
A glorious view of the Bend sunset on Friday, Nov. 8
Clouds part and the Three Sisters wear their new mantle of white in view from Terrebonne on Saturday, Nov. 9
'Art,' Bend's original downtown public art, got a 'girlfriend' recently
A gorgeous sunset from NE Bend on Friday, Nov. 8
A rosy sunset from east of Sisters on Friday, Nov. 8
Sunset paints the sky from atop Pilot Butte on Friday, Nov. 8
Sunset on Friday, Nov. 8 from Tumalo Rim
A golden sunset from Prineville on Friday, Nov. 8
A splash of color in the leaves by the water close to McKenzie Pass
REI's Old Mill smokestacks on a cool, sunny autumn day
The cowboy, cowgirl and their elephant. Ryan (7) Levi (4) and sweet little Sylvie (2 and a half)
Sisters resident Jamie O'Donnell says, 'Our pumpkin ate a trick or treater!!!'
Mom Brittany Bevel says, 'This is Elijah Bevel (age 2), digging into his candy at Sunriver Village! He had a blast trick or treating!'
Sarah Hagen with Her Argentine Tegu Angelo at the fourth annual Halloween Reptile Display and Petting Zoo in Bend's Old Mill District
A tall Lego-man costume was part of the fun in downtown Redmond on Halloween
Kim Meeker of Madras photographed her son, Denver, 15, and grandson Blake, 14 months, enjoying the leaves of fall
Snow fell and stuck in Sunriver area and elsewhere as cold front pushed through the High Desert Monday morning
Lots of Bend and Redmond residents saw a rainbow in a break between storms on Sunday, Oct. 27 -- but Jacy Sequeira Brooks caught a double-rainbow in Bend
Autumn leaves add a major splash of color along the South Santiam River in mid-October
South Sister glows in the distance over Elk Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 23
Water droplets on a leaf create autumn beauty
A 'stunning' October glow over Mt. Jefferson in a view from Black Butte Ranch
A picture-postcard autumn view of the Three Sisters from Indian Ford Meadow on Oct. 23
Merilee Short says her kids, Cameron Gage and Kylee Short, decided it would be fun to crawl into the leaves grandpa Larry raked into a big pile
Sondra Anderson saw some beauty in the leaves Sunday, Oct. 20 near Bend High: 'I've lived in Central Oregon over 15 years, and have never seen such color as this year!'
Richard Bozarth shared this beautiful view from a Saturday, Oct. 19 excursion to Cherry Creek Ranch, between Ashwood and the John Day River
A 'witch' ran into some trouble,, as spotted on Saturday, Oct. 19 near Tumalo Road and 78th Street
Sailing on Suttle Lake on Saturday, Oct. 19 had a colorful fall setting
This big boy has plenty to nibble on this autumn day
'A beautiful sight to see the pretty pinks greeting the early morning' of Saturday, Oct. 19 - 'alepenglow over the Sisters,' says Cheryl Jaxheimer, who took the photo in rural Redmond
Replanted maple tree glows in autumn sun in NE Bend
A colorful view along the Deschutes River at Slough Camp on Oct. 8
'I love the leaves this time of year!' says Rhianna Gridley after a visit to Shevlin Park west of Bend
Full moon rising over Bend from Pilot Butte on Friday evening, Oct. 18
Jim Adcock says he took this picture on Friday, Oct. 18 on the Deschutes River near Wickiup Dam: 'This is far below the normal level for winter. Fish are struggling to spawn. ... Very sad to see river this low.'
Moonrise over Madras, on Thursday, Oct. 17
Stallion and a foal graze in a meadow Friday, Oct. 18 on Ochoco National Forest east of Prineville, not far from where six wild horses have been found fatally shot in recent days
A 500-mm lens brought the full moon into close-up view for Katelind Penhollow on Friday, Oct. 18
Colorful leaves and the Mirror Pond mud in view from Bend's Drake Park on Oct. 14
The rising sun illuminates Smith Rock on Thursday, Oct. 17
Nate Wyeth shared this Wednesday, Oct. 16 view of Bend's Mirror Pond. He says he 'got lucky with my timing and was able to catch such a vibrant shot with the river level near normal, a clear blue sky, a great reflection, and snow-capped Sisters.'
The sun rises over Prineville Reservoir on Wednesday, Oct. 16: 'Love the rolling hills,' says Amie Hamilton. 'In the time of need, look at nature'
Deschutes River rushes and burbles at Meadow Camp in an autumn scene on Sunday, Oct. 13
A colorful sunset over Bend, minutes after the sun set on Sept. 25
'This was last week on my back deck, by St.Charles in NE Bend,' says Walt Drews, who photographed a squirrel who clearly has a sweet ride. He adds, 'I don't even know how to caption this LOL!!!'
A scenic view south of Dillon Falls on the Deschutes River, taken Monday, Oct. 14
Turning leaves make for scenic view across Bend's Drake Park Footbridge on Sunday, Oct. 13
Kathryn Lund, from Tennessee, caught this colorful view from Reed Market Road on Thursday, Oct. 10. 'Words can't express how much I love this city!' she says.
Liz Wentzek captured the fall beauty abounding in her NE Bend neighborhood on Monday, Oct. 10
New snow on the Three Sisters in this Thursday, Oct. 10 view from Redmond
Richard Bozarth captured this colorful fall view of a pond in Terrebonne on Friday, Oct. 11
Autumn sunset's glow with mountains on the skyline
Glorious sunset through the trees in Powell Butte
Autumn's colorful leaves call for closer examination
A glorious September sunrise in Central Oregon
A finch strikes a pose among the crabapples
Days get shorter as fall arrives, but even when clouds move in, a vivid sunset can break through, as this view from near Alfalfa Market Road shows
Sun sets over Bend's Old Mill District on Friday, Oct. 11
Fall's beautiful colors are just about everywhere, as this view on Bend's NE Ninth Street on Tuesday, Oct. 8
Fall leaves paint a beautiful scene in Madras
Gorgeous fall view on Monday, Oct. 7 at Riverview Park off NE Division St. in Bend
Flora Steffan writes, 'Thank God for calm horses and my pack of patient, well-behaved pups! Plus one very helpful sister!'
A fall sunrise glows in Culver on Monday, Oct. 7
Venus to the left and a quarter-moon sliver to the right in this Monday, Oct. 7 dusk view from Cinder Butte in Redmond
Sparks Lake, South Sister and the Big Dipper glow on Saturday, Oct. 5
A panoramic view of the Deschutes River on Saturday, Oct. 4 off Century Drive southwest of Bend
An aurora was just part of the very special view early Wednesday, Oct. 2 in this scene at Sparks Lake
A scenic look at a cold, frosty morning on Wednesday, Oct. 2 along the Deschutes River at the Dillon Falls Day Use Area.
Top of tree fell onto parked SUV along NE Quimby Ave. in Bend during high winds on Saturday, Sept. 28
Jacy Sequeira Brooks said her car had a broken windshield from debris when part of a tree fell on NE Division Street near Revere Avenue in Bend on Saturday evening, Sept. 28
Richard Bozarth says tree on his property fell on Ninth Street in Saturday's winds, damaging the fence; he was worried about a couple more trees about 80 years old
Fresh snow adorns South Sister in this scenic Thursday, Sept. 26 view from Sparks Lake
Walt Drews caught a raccoon in action on his back deck in NE Bend on Sept. 26
Skiers and snowboarders see fresh snow on Mt. Bachelor, as in this Sept. 26 view, and start dreaming of hitting the fresh powder
Rick Hopkins said a dust storm at Summer Lake on Saturday morning, Sept. 28 was 'eerie, like out of 'end of days.''
A mid-September sunrise at Fort Rock
A little buck amid the wildflowers on Sept. 19 at Crooked River Ranch
An August view of the footbridge at Bend's Drake Park, reflected in the water of Mirror Pond