High Desert nature complements full moon in view from Alfalfa early Sept. 1
Waiting for the blue moon to rise, Leticia Stryker caught a bird in flight and scenic sunset
Another glorious sunset view, from Powell Butte
An extra full moon in a season is a 'blue moon,' though it really isn't -- and yet, Amie Hamilton's moon photo is decidedly blue
Setting sun makes for beautiful view on Aug. 30
Sunset can bring drama in the sky, as it did in Culver
Glorious sunset seen from Madras
Kathy White says the 'blue moon' beckoned early Sept. 1, so she 'got up and drove around the Alfalfa area' taking photos of it
Sun rises over Redmond's Roberts Field
Another 'blue moon' image taken Aug. 31
Setting sun through a cloud makes for special view from Pronghorn Resort
Setting-sun drama in the skies over Powell Butte
Kathy White said she really wanted to sleep in on Sept. 1 morning but looked out her bedroom window 'and the dang moon was right there'
Beautiful sunset captured Aug. 31 over Redmond's Centennial Park
Scenic sunset photo taken Aug. 30
The rare "blue moon" (2nd full moon in a month) shone brightly over Redmond on Aug. 31
Trish Jorgenson used her iPhone to shoot this photo from her front yard around 6:30 a.m. one late-August morning, and 'it was quite smoky here in Redmond at the time.'
Late-August moon in the morning
Smoke on the horizon has become common in Central Oregon due to fires burning around the state as in this view of Mt. Jefferson from Haystack Reservoir
Billie Sue Richter captured this glorious sunset over Mt. Jefferson on Tuesday night from her home in Culver
The nearby fires may have something to do with it, but Bend was treated to another glorious sunset on Tuesday evening
Gorgeous sunset from the east side of Powell Butte
Twila Carlson shared photos of 'amazing' sunset Tuesday, taken from her deck in Redmond
Another rosy sunset view, this one from Eagle Crest Tuesday evening
Beautiful sunset view of the mountains from northwest of Redmond
Vivid colors cross the sky -'smoke from the fire across the canyon made for a beautiful sunset," says Carol Edwards, who took this photo from her deck Tuesday evening.
Top of a tree rises into the colorful sunset scene
Kelly DeSoto says she 'took a break from swimming to capture Tuesday night's sunset at Drake Park!'
Mt. Jefferson stands in a fiery sky in Carol Edwards' sunset view from High Chaparral, just above Lake Billy Chinook near Culver.
Bryan Kelly's puppy Hagen, with a gorgeous Sisters sunset backdrop
Another view of gorgeous sunset Tuesday from east side of Powell Butte
Billie Sue Richter took this photo at Three Rivers Monday night during the Geneva 12 fire. "The colors and mountain are spectacular," she says
Bryan Kelly's 4-month-old black lab puppy is silhouetted against Tuesday's glorious Sisters sunset
Abstract images can arise from the colors of a Central Oregon sunset
Who could resist photographing such a magical sunset?
Central Oregon definitely has had its share of glorious sunsets in recent months, and Tuesday night's was no exception
An Instagram-enlivened photo of Bend's Les Schwab Amphitheater during Tuesday night's sunset
It was hard to pull your eyes (or lens) away from Tuesday night's wonderful sunset
Lightning over Culver Sunday night, as seen by Corey Spurlock off Hwy. 97 at the turnoff to Lake Billy Chinook.
Catching lightning on camera can be difficult -- except when there's a lot of it, as seen over Culver by Corey Spurlock
Intense thunderstorms dropped plenty of lightning, as in this view from Redmond by Alana Borden
Julie Miller caught this view of the lightning while traveling through Madras -- which lost power for hours due to the storm
Brandon Hanes says he snapped this photo with his iPhone near Eagle Crest and Cline Falls State Park on Sunday night.
Those watching Sunday night's storm from atop Bend's Pilot Butte saw lightning turn night into day
Silvery lines of lightning arc across the Madras-area night sky in image taken by Debbie Taylor, who lives on the north side of Round Butte
Mike Crompton photographed multiple lightning strikes hitting the area Sunday evening from the summit of Pilot Butte
Rachel Pilling captures 'one of many lightning strikes in front of my house in Redmond' Sunday night
Sunset in Culver Sunday brought a stormy accompaniment, as Tabitha Brown's photo shows
Angela Cavanagh says she was on her way home from work, just pulling into her Terrebonne driveway when this photo was taken
Tia Kroo says she captured this sky drama at her grandmother's home in Terrebonne during Sunday night's thunderstorm
Lightning crackles behind the trees in this view by Debbie Taylor of Madras
Matt Cox says he took this photo from Bend's Pilot Butte, looking toward Sisters and Redmond Sunday night
Monica Baughman says "I was seated behind my two boys, Shaun and David, watching the lighting storm at Wickiup Reservoir when I got this picture!'
Kayla Vogt caught sunset from Metolius as storm clouds moved in Sunday
Sarah Dressler was passenger in car heading north on Hwy 97 at Bend's north end when she shot iPhone video that included this dramatic lightning strike late Sunday
GFP hand crews on initial attack stand by at the Redmond Air Center as thunderstorms crackle Sunday, in pic by John Sheggeby
Bryan Guest of Redmond captured the lightning bolts in the sky
Cloud-to-cloud lightning can be just as dramatically beautiful, as shot by Bryan Guest of Redmond shows
Sherry Elliott photographed this lightning bolt Sunday evening from Squaw Creek Canyon Estates in Sisters
Some lightning seems to take a detour, as in this bolt caught by Kristin Goin over Redmond Sunday night
Damage left behind as thunderstorms rumbled through Alfalfa was evident Monday morning in photo from Ron Dye
Jenna Jensen caught this dazzling lightning display over Redmond Sunday night
Richard Best caught this lightning bolt from Redmond, looking south toward Bend Sunday
Blazing sunset was swallowed up in dark storm clouds in view from Culver KOA
Culver KOA employee William Rickard watched the storm move in and the lightning flash brighten the Sunday night sky
Lightning caught in view by Arden Dettwyler from the corner of Bend's 9th and Wilson looking north.
Lightning bolt strikes in Redmond late Sunday
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