Posted: Feb 05, 2014 07:40 PM PST
Updated: Sep 01, 2016 03:09 AM PDT
Tanya Sosnowski went hiking with her dog in the Dry River Canyon in the Badlands east of Bend when the resident mountain goat let her get pretty close on Tuesday, Jan. 28. 'There was a bit of sun on him before it started pouring this afternoon - beautiful animal'
Long spikes of hoar frost from freezing fog adorned the trees at Eagle Crest on Monday, Jan. 27: 'It formed long spines similar to what one sees on a cactus,' says John Hart
A golden sunset in La Pine on Sunday, Jan. 26
Sun breaks through after frozen fog over Bend and 'flocked' trees began to show green again, as Mt. Bachelor stands in the background on Friday, Jan. 25
Even barbed wire can be sculpted into winter art by frozen fog, as in this Bend scene on Friday, Jan. 24
Trees coated with frost make for a scenic view in Redmond on Saturday, Jan. 25th
A frosty 'flocked' tree is a cold perch for a bird on a blue-sky morning in southeast Bend on Friday, Jan. 24
Powell Butte resident Lorri Evers says freezing fog 'created a beautiful winter wonderland,' adorning deck chairs and everything on Friday morning, Jan. 24
'The frost on my tree this morning,' Friday, Jan. 24, says Bend resident Diane Springstead Cole -- 'So pretty!'
Redmond branch shows frosty decoration on Tuesday, Jan. 21
Colors splash the sky in the sunset from Sisters on Sunday, Jan. 19
A glowing sunset in La Pine on Sunday, Jan. 19
A glorious sunset view from Highway 20 west of Bend on Tuesday, Jan. 14
SE Bend resident Karrie McKinney Bomstad photographed this beautiful sunrise out her front door on Monday, Jan. 13
At the end of a stormy weekend, there were dark clouds and colorful ones in this sunset view from off 27th Street in Bend on Sunday, Jan. 12
Four inches of snow fell in SW Bend by Sunday, Jan. 12, but Leah Willden said 'my snowman needs a V-8 this morning!'
Frosty arrived in SW Bend on Sunday, Jan. 12: 'Oh the joy of snow!' says Chris Piper
Bored at lunch, there wasn't enough snow to make a snowman Saturday, Jan. 11, so Josh Resare made his car a 'snow car' instead in the Century Drive Safeway parking lot
Heavy snow weighs down branches but makes for a picture-postcard scene near Bend's Old Mill on Saturday night, Jan. 11
Freshly fallen snow on a freshly fallen tree Saturday, Jan. 11 on Quail Pine Loop in southwest Bend
Teresa Anderson, who lives just south of Sunriver, says a half-foot of snow dumped on the area in just an hour Saturday, Jan. 11, with a couple more inches after that
Snow began to stick Saturday afternoon, Jan. 11 in Sunriver
Part of a tall tree that toppled onto a southwest Bend home went through the ceiling early Saturday as a windstorm raked the region
A glorious Redmond sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 9
A wonderful sunrise from Bend's Les Schwab Amphitheater, with the Old Mill smokestacks in view on Monday, Jan. 6
Richard Bozarth says he took a trip to the upper Crooked River on Saturday, Jan. 4 and instead of a frozen-over river that they usually find this time of year, they found a fast-running river with a few ice formations here and there: 'Very pretty this time of year'
A beautiful sunrise through the trees in Redmond on Monday, Jan. 6
Yet another glorious sunrise seen from Redmond on Monday, Jan. 6
The rosy Prineville sunrise on Monday, Jan. 6
Black Butte trailhead packed full of hikers and beautiful sunset shot on New Year's.
Sunrise from northeast Bend on Monday, Jan. 6
The sunrise glow over Mt. Bachelor on Dec. 29
Lenticular clouds drew attention from Bend on Thursday, Jan. 2.
Sunrise on Dec. 27 from Tekampe Road in Bend
Another view of the unusual Jan. 2 clouds, from Redmond
Clouds looked downright spooky in downtown Sisters on Thursday, Jan. 2; NewsChannel 21's Travis Knudsen says lenticular clouds occur amid breezy conditions over the Cascades
Interesting clouds seen Jan. 2 from Pine Hollow, in the Wamic area of Wasco County
Sun sets on Jan. 2 from the 16th hole of Redmond's Juniper Golf Course
Clouds with unusual shapes make for a scenic sunset on Thursday, Jan. 2
Special clouds make for a special sunset over Smith Rock on Thursday, Jan. 2
Even after the color ebbed from the sunset sky, the clouds over Bend captivated on Thursday, Jan. 2.
Black Butte's trailhead was packed full of hikers and a beautiful sunset was in view on New Year's 2014
'Golden hour' at Smith Rock on New Year's Day 2014
First sunrise of 2014 illuminates Smith Rock on Wednesday, Jan. 1
The first sunset of 2014 from Redmond
A special New Year's sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from a northeast Prineville neighborhood
The sun sets on a New Year's 2014 hike at Black Butte
A stirring sunset scene in Culver on Monday, Dec. 30
Lots of special sunsets lately, including this view from Madras on Monday, Dec. 30
Blaze of glory sunset from Culver on Monday, Dec. 30
Fiery sunset on the next-to-last night of 2013, as seen from Madras
The captivating sunset from Redmond on Monday, Dec. 30
Not just the colors, but the shapes in the sky were impressive in this Dec. 30 sunset view from Alfalfa
Madras also had a very pretty sunset on Monday, Dec. 30
Another glorious sunset from Cinder Butte in Redmond on Monday, Dec. 30
Colors deepen on a late-2013 sunset with the Old Mill smokestacks on Monday, Dec. 30
Connie Olson, who lives off Dodds Road east of Bend, said the Christmas sunrise was 'the most awesome I've seen so far'
Keith Aller, up very early Christmas Day with a 5-year-old niece, saw the glowing sunset from Bear Creek Road in Bend
'It is just amazing. What a gift on this day,' David Fuller said of the Christmas night sunset looking toward Bend, captured with his Galaxy S4 phone
Ryan Franklin of Bend says he was visiting his family in Oakridge on Christmas Day when he happened to look up and saw an unusual 'icebow' almost straight up, and another, circular 'icebow' or 'sundog' around the sun near the southern horizon.
A view of the Tuesday, Dec. 17 sunrise over Prineville from viewpoint west of town
Full moon rising over Prineville in view Tuesday evening, Dec. 17 from Ochoco Viewpoint
'Bad moon a-rising' over Smith Rock on Monday, Dec. 16
Cloud formation is pretty and perhaps a bit spooky in the sunset from Sisters on Tuesday, Dec. 17
Downtown Redmond's holiday lights add to the nighttime look on Tuesday, Dec. 17
A special sunrise on Millican Road on Sunday, Dec. 15
Fewer clouds to illuminate on Sunday evening, Dec. 15, but the sunset from Sisters still had a scenic quality
Some times it's hard to tell which is more glorious -- Central Oregon's sunsets or sunrises, the latter shown here on Sunday morning, Dec. 15
'Great sunset outside of Sisters!' on Sunday, Dec. 15 said Kevin Carder
Another fine view of the Sunday, Dec. 16 sunrise, from Bear Creek Road in Bend
Gorgeous sunset over Bend on Saturday, Dec. 14
The Sunday, Dec. 14 sunset, as seen from the east base of Pilot Butte in Bend
A fiery sky Saturday, Dec. 14 wowed on Bend's south end
Wickiup Reservoir looks more solid than water in this cold December view
Mix of colors make a glorious sunset on Saturday, Dec. 14
Trish Jorgenson shared these contrasting summer and winter photos from in front of her home, taken by Marta Rodes, a 17-year-old exchange student from Barcelona.
A smashing Dec. 14 sunset demands attention from observers
Many Central Oregonians had to stop and take in the splendid sunset on Saturday, Dec. 14
Scene from Powell Butte as sunset ended, highlighting the Cascades on Saturday, Dec. 14
A red backdrop to the mountains in this sunset view from Smith Rock on Saturday, Dec. 14
Another scenic sunset captured in northeast Bend by Nita Rauch on Wednesday, Dec. 11
Glowing sunset from Powell Butte on Wednesday, Dec. 11
A cold but shining sunrise in Terrebonne on Wednesday, Dec. 11
Crooked River Ranch resident Robert Virden captured a colorful Dec. 10 sunrise
A 'rock monster' formation at Smith Rock, at left, helps frame this view of Mt. Jefferson.
Sunrise was here and then gone in a few minutes, says Ceci Capen of this view from NW Bend on Tuesday, Dec. 10
A beautiful sunrise early Tuesday, Dec. 10 on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
The sunrise scene from Summit High on Bend's Westside was majestic on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Birds of a feather huddle together on partially frozen Deschutes River by Bend's Old Mill Distric on Tuesday, Dec. 10
'Sunset at our ranch east of Bend Monday night,' says Colleen Faulkner
Alyssa Harwell writes, 'This was a pic of the sunrise out my back door in Powell Butte' on Tuesday, Dec. 10
This buck on Bend's Awbrey Butte seems fine with the snowfall.
ODOT snowplows get to work in a recent storm
The water isn't running in the water feature, Patty Miller says, but the birds are still waiting for it
Debbie Kathrien of Madras writes: 'Look at the heavy coat on the deer ! I don't think that is a good sign for the winter approaching!'
A snow goose - reportedly rare in the area -- hangs out amid the ducks gathered on the water in Bend's Old Mill
Jim Perkins took this panoramic shot of Mt. Bachelor from Tam McArthur Rim over the thanksgiving weekend
A little deer came by Walt Drews' place in NE Bend on Sunday -- 'cute little guy'
A scenic sunset over the mountains, from Holmes Road in Sisters on Monday, Dec. 9
Golds, purples and a glorious sunset in the Redmond sky on Monday, Dec. 9
Birds huddle on the snowy, icy Deschutes through the Old Mill in Bend on Monday, Dec. 9
Icy circles swirl on the Metolius River at Camp Sherman over Thanksgiving weekend
Partially frozen Tumalo Falls as viewed on a very cold Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2013
The sunset was 'awesome' between Bend and Redmond on Hwy. 97 on Monday, Dec. 9, says Pamela Wilson
Colors hang on after the sun set in Madras on Monday, Dec. 9
It's a water balloon turned ice, says Katy Ipock: 'You fill a balloon with water and food coloring, and let it freeze over night.... then you peel off the balloon and have a frozen sphere of colored ice. If you can actually make it work, then you know it's cold out!'
Mt. Jefferson's new mantle of snow glows in the distance in this view from Redmond on Sunday, Dec. 8
'Have a wonderful, wishful Christmas in Central Oregon,' says Diana Sousa
Look closely and you can see an otter on the ice of the lower Warm Springs River on Saturday, Dec. 7
Some parades were canceled, but despite sub-zero readings, Santa was part of a short, very cold Madras Christmas Parade Saturday night
Frozen banks of Deschutes River about 10 miles west of La Pine, near Wickiup Reservoir
The in-windshield temperature gauge on Kathy White's car registered a numbing -31 driving in the Alfalfa area Saturday night
While some digital thermometers gave up, mechanical ones like La Pine resident Mike Swift's showed the frigid -32 cold readings early Sunday