I rarely feature black-and-white images on this website, but in this case the B/W image expressed the drama of the evening scene better than the color version. This scene occurred right at sunset as the moon was clearly visible and the light was already off of the sagebrush, but the distant buttes and clouds were still brightly illuminated. The distant buttes are just north of Steens Mountain, near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. April can bring some dramatic weather changes and skies during the annual Harney County Migratory Bird Festival which was the occasion for my visit. At this time of year thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow and Ross’s Geese occupy the wetlands between the Refuge and the town of Burns, in the Silvies River floodplain. Click on image to enlarge.