La Pine resident Richard Lighthill says the clouds held back just long enough on Monday night, March 18 to capture images of the Pan-STARRS comet. He photographed it at f/5.6 with his 250 mm zoom on a DSLR Canon EOS Rebel T3 with a 3-second exposure, ISO 1600.
The Deschutes at dusk, a March view at Tetherow Bridge near Redmond
'That type of cloud is so awesome,' said Zandra Fullerton of the spacey scene above the Bend Parkway at Empire Avenue Sunday evening, March 17
Photographer Brad Goldpaint says, 'I had a very lucky break in the clouds and captured Comet Pan-STARRS just as it was setting behind the Middle Sister' Monday evening, March 11
Jennifer Davidson says she 'saw this beautiful golden eagle standing near the pond in my backyard' on Bend's south end on a recent late-winter day
Jason Domitrovic photographed Ryan Vesely hiking the cone early Tuesday morning, Feb. 26. 'It was INSANE!!!' he said
Skies cleared Sunday night, Feb. 24 so James Darcy Jr. could photograph the full moon over Bend
Some Saturday night Big Air on display at Bend WinterFest
Fun-lovers of all ages joined in jumping in the frigid Deschutes River on Saturday, Feb. 16 for the annual Bend Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics
Bill Brower says this deer visiting their home off Pinebrook Blvd. in southern Bend in early February seems to saying, 'I wonder how houseplants taste?'
A half-moon hangs over Bend in a clear winter sky late Saturday night, Feb. 16
Mike Albright photographed Bend's barred owl in flight
Bend's celebrity barred owl flaps its wings for onlookers
Another close-up view of Bend's barred owl, taken in Feb. 2013 by James Darcy Jr., a disabled veteran who shot 100s of photos of the bird and considers this his favorite.
A curious youngster walked closer to the barred owl perched at Riverbend Park on Saturday, Feb. 9
Christopher Dankenbring, 7, recently enjoyed a beautiful, sunny winter day snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor
Kathryn Rocheleau says the popular barred owl at Bend's Farewell Bend Park was drawing another crowd down by the river on Sunday, Feb. 10, perched 'in a small tree, just checking things out and snoozing occasionally'
Sue Miller photographed this great horned owl in the Broken Top neighborhood on Saturday, Feb. 9
Charlie Baughman photographed a golden eagle in flight over the Deschutes River near Bend on Wednesday, Feb. 6
A Christmas Eve 2012 view along the snowy Upper Deschutes River
According to photographer Jill Rosell, the very-watched barred owl at Farewell Bend Park in Bend now has a name: 'Ollie.'
Skier Riley Shannon in December 2012, ready to drop in on the Central Oregon Cascades backcountry
Kathryn Rocheleau watched as Bend's celebrity barred owl hung out on a lamp post above the Farewell Bend Park sign on Saturday, Feb. 2, drawing another crowd of onlookers.
A red-tailed hawk flies neawr Powell Butte on Monday morning, Feb. 4
Unusual cloud formation above mountain seen Monday afternoon, Feb. 4 from near Tetherow Crossing, west of Redmond
Krista Zweers was among those watching as the visiting barred owl caught a mouse and flew overhead back to its perch on the rocks, then off to another rock and onto a lodgepole pine tree to have its meal. 'It was stunning to see! People were in amazement!'
A Powell Butte barn stands against a glowing sunset as February begins
Awbrey Butte in Bend provides sweeping vista to watch sun rise on Monday, Feb. 4
Charlie Baughman took this photo of a golden eagle he nicknamed 'Golden Girl' on Sunday, Feb. 3. He says he "was hiding behind a tree near Eagle Crest as she flew by. Obviously she saw me.'
Scenic sunset over Mt. Bachelor on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 2013
Charlie Baughman says he 'shot this light morph phase Ferruginous Hawk near Eagle Crest on Saturday, Feb. 2
Sunset as seen from near Eagle Crest Resort west of Redmond on Saturday, Feb. 2
Barred owl, a rare sight in the area, drew crowds to Riverbend Park in early 2013
Glorious sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from RiverBend dog park; Jennifer Ortado says what looks like the shimmering river is the gravel parking lot
Winter brings some wonderful sunsets, like this mountain view captured on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29
'Dogs LOVE winter!' says Bill Dahl, who photographed his lab Reggie romping in the snow during a recent visit to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Tree takes on stunning appearance on a frosty winter morn on Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Erin Brunday caught this winter scene during a recent visit to Wickiup Reservoir with her boyfriend
George Sanborn had sweeping 'breathtaking views' from atop Juniper Butte, looking west toward Mt. Jefferson
Man-made and nature's peaks make a perfect marriage on a blue-sky winter's day
Frost coats an irrigation wheel line in scenic fashion in Culver on Tuesday morning, Jan. 22
There are blue-sky times, and others when Mt. Bachelor and the other Cascade peaks rise above the fog or haze
Crooked River Ranch resident Sharlene Shatto took this photo of a buck standing in her yard, 'in a spot of winter sunshine' on Monday, Jan. 21
A frosty scene on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Garcia's Farm in Madras
The tip of a Sister peeks out from above the fog in a view from Culver on Tuesday morning, Jan. 22
Another splendid sunrise captured Tuesday, Jan. 22 by Tumalo-area resident Charlie Baughman, looking toward Powell Butte
Many have been gathering to watching barred owl paying visit to Bend's Riverbend Park; this view on Monday, Jan. 21
An Instragram'd view of a glorious sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from northwest Bend
Red-tailed hawk encounters raven in the blue winter skies near Tumalo
Mist rises from the Deschutes by the First Street Rapids Park early on Jan. 2
Joe Hudspeth of Prineville was 'completely amazed at the colors in the sky' as he returned home Monday night, Jan. 14
A dusting of snow sets seasonal tone at Smith Rock
Ice formations melting along the Deschutes River were 'always changing, never the same,' says photographer Charlie Baughman
Quail who wanted a drink had its work cut out on icy day
Mist rises from Waldo Lake
A beautiful sunrise illuminated the skies over Bend on Tuesday, Jan. 15
Mountains rise on horizon from snowy desert view
Another beautiful winter sunset as seen from Bend's Westside on Monday, Jan. 14
Another view, this one from Prineville, of the colorful winter sunset on Monday, Jan. 14
Charlie Baughman photographed this unusual view of the Deschutes River Canyon near Tumalo before sunset on Sunday, Jan. 13: 'The canyon cliffs appeared on a thin layer of water on the ice formations'
Lucas Skinner says he took this photo Friday, Jan. 11 while on Mt. Bachelor's Skyliner chairlift, looking toward the Sunrise lift
Frost coated the trees in glorious fashion recently at an Alfalfa ranch
Billie Sue Richter says she took this beautiful shot of the sun shining on Mt. Jefferson two days after Christmas from her doorstep in Culver
Snow returned on Thursday, Jan. 10 -- and Redmond again got more snow generally than Bend, turning roads slick
A winter sunset view toward Bend has dark clouds surrounding blue sky, pink cloud
Charlie Baughman says this golden eagle flew by him near Tumalo on Tuesday, Jan. 8, about 80 feet away. He used a 400mm zoom lens and exposed the shot to see her eye and face
Recent frost in Bend caught berries on the branches
Monday brought a second dazzling day in Bend's skies of what some call a 'sundog' or a 'sunbow,' but is technically called a 'circumhorizontal arc'
'Nice sunset tonight with wave clouds over the (Three) Sisters,' Charlie Baughman said on Sunday, Jan. 6. They do look like little caps on their heads...
Jay Harris took this sunrise photo Saturday, Jan. 5 from his family's home on Ryegrass Road in Prineville
J.D. Weedman took this photo of the sunrise at Crescent Lake on Saturday, Jan. 5
Charlie Baughman says he shot this red-tailed Hawk on Sunday, Jan. 6 in the sky near Tumalo (it's the top of the tail, not visible, that's red) with a Canon 3Ti and a 100-400mm L IS lens
Sunrise on the first Saturday of 2013: 'This is why we live in Bend, Oregon' says Chris Michael Richer
Another glorious view of the Saturday Jan. 5 sunrise, from Trish Jorgenson on her iPhone 5
An 'absolutely magical looking' view greeted Leslie Beard Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2 on Barnes Butte Road in Prineville
Snow, cold or not, a nest-building bird must get the work accomplished
Snow on the ground in Powell Butte on Thursday, Jan. 3 - and the snow-capped peaks of the Central Oregon Cascades on the skyline
This 'snow gargoyle' is in front of a house on NE Shepard Road in Bend
Looking down onto Prineville from the snowy rimrock
Ice hangs off a gutter near Tumalo in very cold temperatures on Friday, Jan. 4
With Bend's lows in single digits, on Thursday, Jan. 3, a sunrise view from Awbrey Butte shows clouds of steam rising from homes and businesses
Trees 'flocked' by nature took on a glorious look Tuesday Jan. 2 in southwest Bend, near Powers and Hwy. 97
A winter sunset colors the sky over Prineville
Charlie Baughman took this photo of the New Year's Eve moon near Tumalo, with a Canon 3Ti with 24-105 L IS lens
Towering trees flocked with frost on a single-digit cold Redmond Thursday morning, Jan. 3
A snowy New Year's Eve scene at a Sunriver bridge
A snowy view from the deck of The View Restaurant at Redmond's Juniper Golf Course
Winter scenery off Red Rock Lane in northeast Bend
A sunny snowy Alfalfa scene at Reynolds Pond
One would presume this spider moved on from its Terrebonne web long before the frosting turned it into a special sight
Sandra Kennel shot this postcard view Wednesday, Jan. 2 of their fields overlooking Quail Haven Drive in northwest Bend
The Wednesday, Jan. 2 sunset, as seen from southeast Bend
John Hart calls this photo "Icy Ending of the Year," taken Dec. 31, 2011 at the viewpoint on Hwy. 20 between Tumalo and Sisters
Angie Zacharek shared this view of Wednesday's snowflakes on her barbecue: 'They almost don't look real, like little paper cutouts'
Katelind Penhollow spotted these 'perfect snowflakes on the back of my lab/put mix, Abigail, in Redmond'
Scott Redd of Bend captures the finer elements of what hoar frost does to a tree
A frost-covered tree glows in the sun at Summer Lake
Everyday scenes can turn scenic with the addition of winter frost
Frost-coated trees in Redmond catch the eye, and Sarah Hagen's camera lens
Icicles hang from a Sunriver roof on a cold but sunny New Year's Day 2013
A grosbeak hangs out on the snowy limbs of a tree in Bend on Wednesday, Jan. 2
Looking up at the snow-coated trees provides a wonderful view in northwest Bend on Wednesday, Jan. 2
Nature's frost adorns Terrebonne trees around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2
Julie Shank says she shot these beautifully coated trees Wednesday, Jan. 2 in Prineville -- a morning when it was also 'snowing glitter!'
A few days before most of Central Oregon saw frozen fog and flocked trees, Laurie Griffes captured this view on the way from Madras to Warm Springs on Dec. 28
Snow at the base, fog at the top: Mariah Ford says this was her view of Smith Rock Wednesday morning, Jan. 2, 'looking from my driveway!'
Molly James of Powell Butte caught this spider web's rebirth as a frosted decoration Tuesday, Jan. 2
A beautiful sunrise in Redmond greeted Teonna Hatcher on the way to work on New Year's Eve
Diana Gepner, who lives 13 miles SE of Prineville, watched from beneath blue skies Wednesday morning as the sun began burning off a layer of thick fog in Bend, beneath the snow-capped Cascades
Trees coated with ice outside Joanne Edwards' Redmond townhouse on Wednesday, Jan. 2
Trees take on nature's flocking in Terrebonne on Wednesday, Jan. 2
View Tuesday, Jan. 2 from the rim of Squaw Creek Canyon in Sisters
A snowy view northwest of Redmond on Dec. 27
Hoar frost coats the trees Jan. 2 at The Parks on Bend's Westside