Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:54 AM PDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2016 04:04 AM PDT
Up close with a cowboy hard at work at the 74th annual Sisters Rodeo
Sunrise view from the East Butte lookout on Saturday, June 14th, looking to the west toward Youtikut Butte with East Butte shadow on the forest floor.
'Cotton ball clouds' on display over Deschutes River Woods on Friday evening, May 30th
The mammatus clouds were cool to watch during a work break at Nosler for Ty Tallakson on Friday evening, May 30th
Bend resident Lisa Pollard said the beautiful clouds on Friday evening, May 30th looked like cotton candy
'Pretty cool' mammatus clouds on display in Sunriver on Friday evening, May 30th
Bend's Old Mill glows and reflects in this May 2014 view by Tyler Henderson
Dramatic clouds soar over Smith Rock on May 25th
Spring is a special season to enjoy the blooming lilacs, as Prineville resident Amie Hamilton shows
Richard Bozarth, one of our regular contributors, captures the colors of a sunset over Cline Butte on May 19th
The special reflection of clouds and sun off Bend's Mirror Pond on May 18th
The beauty of Mirror Pond in Bend is doubled in its reflection in this May 18th scene
The Pacific Power Dam that forms Mirror Pond is seen in this May 18th view
Prineville Reservoir 'was full and calm' on Saturday, May 17th, says photographer Richard Bozarth
Terri Dickerson shot this special sunset on May 15th from her deck at Crooked River Ranch
Scenic view from Lava Lake on May 15th
Gwyneth Foxhoven, 14, captured the fool moon on May 15th off Eagle Road east of Bend
Sisters resident Chris Miller says bees were buzzing in her backyard crabapple tree
Winter's last gasp? Teresa Deswert ran into some snow at Lost Lake while crossing Santiam Pass on Saturday, May 10th
The sun rises upon Smith Rock in this mid-April view
Between layers of moving clouds, southeast Bend resident Bob Mimiaga snapped this photo of the lunar eclipse around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15th
Jerri Martin of Bend says the moon hadn't started to eclipse yet, so Kaylynn, 5, was able to 'hold' it in her hand
The eclipsed moon glows red over Bend early Tuesday, April 15th
Prineville resident Cheree Thompson was among those taking photos of the total lunar eclipse and says this is what she got before the clouds rolled in
The 'blood moon' glows during the lunar eclipse .
View of the April lunar eclipse from La Pine resident Kellie Grigsby
Redmond resident Sarah Hagen says this is all she was able to get of the total lunar eclipse before the clouts rolled in
Orion constellation, other stars glow over Redmond's Evergreen School
Bend's Old Mill smokestacks stand against a colorful sunrise on April 11th
A pretty 'winter' wonderland in Sunriver, the day after the April Fools' Day snowfall
'Springtime in Central Oregon' means it's a bit too early to climb in the hammock south of Sunriver on April 1st
'Millican got at least a foot of snow today and it's still nuking!' Candace Theberge said on April 1st. 'Time to ski Pine Mtn'
Tom O'Connor lives off Juniper Canyon Road south of Prineville, at 3,750 feet elevation, and by late April Fool's morning said they had 'a good three inches and it's still coming down'
April Fool's Day morning, La Pine resident Dee Shultz reported 5-6 inches of snow east of Gordy's Truck Stop
April Fool's Day in Prineville was not the day for a spring swing fling
The last weekend of March ended with a hailstorm Sunday evening, March 30th over much of Bend, as in this view from just north of China Hat and Parrell Roads
Spring arrived a week earlier, but as is often the case in La Pine, the morning of March 27th saw measurable snowfall
Any season brings special sights at Smith Rock, as in this March 23rd view
Snow brightens the view of the Three Sisters, Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top in view on Sunday, March 23rd
A picture postcard view of Cline Falls on Sunday, March 23rd
A late-March High Desert sunset silhouettes the mountain view
Mountains rise majestically over the blue waters of Crane Prairie Reservoir on Sunday, March 23rd
Trish Jorgenson shares 'another gorgeous Central Oregon sunrise. Taken from my front door with my iPhone 5' on Friday, March 21
On St. Patrick's Day morning, Donna Blake photographed 'more than a trace of snow here in La Pine / Alaska as my mother in law and I call it'
On March 15th, Richard Bozarth said,'We start off the fishing season at a private pond near Sisters......yup we caught one bass. Enough to say we are off to a good start.'
A March 8th view of Drake Park and Mirror Pond in downtown Bend
An early-March peaceful scene at North Twin Lake