Following a fun day with my niece and her family in Sunriver and Bend and an early dinner at the Bend Brewery I got some sweet goodbye hugs and headed for Sparks Lake aiming to shoot sunset over the South Sister from Ray Atkeson viewpoint.  As I drove up the road it did not look promising for an interesting evening but I did walk up to the viewpoint to confirm my initial impression.  Nothing much.

Went down to the meadows surrounding the lake and found what I had hoped for.

Looking South:  Buildup over Mt. Bachelor

I went back to the other end of that meadow and found this image:

Looking North:  South Sister and Broken Top with forming evening clouds.

Sometime it pays to look the opposite way – 180 degrees.   Be sure to click for larger views.