If there are late afternoon clouds in Bend, Oregon, I can count on seeing some amazing sunsets from the top of the butte near my house. Usually, when reviewing such pictures, it is often asked whether the camera, by its setting, manipulated the color. It is easy to get amazingly beautiful pictures, but not all are necessarily a true reflection of what the eye saw. I chose this picture, for Skywatch Friday, from the several I snapped today, because I felt it was the most accurate representation of the scene, but certainly not the most dramatic. Framed by some lodgepole pines, the serenity of dusk over the high desert is revealed through a harmonious blend of color. This view creates a pleasing sensation and a majestic fabric to carry feelings and imagination off to points beyond. It gives me pleasure to share this experience with you.