The dominant features of Central Oregon are the large volcanoes towering above the landscape.
They are at their best on a sunny day after the first heavy snows of the season.
After a series of rainy days in mid-October, the snow level dropped to 5,000 feet.
Jumping out of bed the next morning, I noticed some blue skies and the temperature at 27 degrees. The remainder of the day was spent taking photos.
Soon it will be winter in the lowlands too.