Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Smokies Morning



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Earlier this month Betsy and I got up before dawn so we could see some of the autumn color of the Smokies in the morning light. It was cloudy overnight, but the sky was expected to clear during the day. The clouds were still brushing the mountain tops, but the light was breaking through the clouds when we arrived at this overlook on the Gatlinburg Bypass.

33 comments:

Giga said...

Nad górami jest jasno, dlatego tak wyraźnie widać ich szczyty :-). Pozdrawiam

rainfield61 said...

The clouds were brushing the mountain tops.

What if we are at the top of the mountain?

Sandra said...

to answer rainfield when at the top of the mountain, it is like walking in fog, we used to drive up and watch as the clouds got closer and closer. right george?

The Incredible Woody said...

Just beautiful!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, this photo gives me such a heart pang for the mountains....gorgeous.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Even with the clouds or perhaps because of them,this is a lovely scene.

A Lady's Life said...

astounding with the clouds rolling in.
Wonder what they are bringing in lol

Fábio Martins said...

A beautiful morning. I like the landscape

Ms. A said...

Glad those clouds just made an appearance, but left you to have great day.

Ginny said...

Such an interesting sky over the mountain! Opposing forces!

imac said...

Great moody sky there George.
Grand shot.

Craver Vii said...

I see that Sandra already answered Rainfield, but I happen to think that the clouds would carry a person off, and you could be stuck up in the stratosphere until the next downpour. People should avoid contact with brushing clouds.

Seriously though, that's a nice morning photo. I like sleeping too much to catch many morning images.

EG Wow said...

I'm glad I enlarged this photo so I could see more. Lovely early morning shot!

LV said...

It is amazing how many different, lovely sights you can see in the early morning hours. My problem just cannot get up that early to enjoy.

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful! You captured amny different colors and textures!

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Kay said...

That is really a beautiful photograph George.

Kay

Carletta said...

What a beautiful dawning of the day and a gorgeous way to start it!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely view! Perfect way to start the day.

Elettra said...

Photo amazing!!

BlueShell said...

LOVELY: the sky, the clouds, the mountaisn, and the bildings hiding...
Do I see a viniard??? It seams so.

Thank you for your Kind words.
Hugs from Portugal

Indrani said...

A romantic moment!

Sey said...

the cloud looks dark but somehow refreshing to lighten up the day.

Fred Alton said...

Oh what beautiful shots you and Betsy always find. I was in the mountains yesterday and they seemed to me to be at their peak in fall colors.

Maple Lane said...

God's beauty all around!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful shot--the fall color in the foreground and lovely mountains and "smokie" sky in the background. Very, very nice. have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

ladyfi said...

What lovely autumn colours and a gorgeous sky!

Kim, USA said...

I really like the landscape. Happy Friday!

Bridge and Sky

Kench Alegado said...

Beautiful, I really wonder how it feels like to be really there witnessing the gorgeous scenery.. Just Perfect!

Leovi said...

Beautiful landscape. Excellent photo.

Marie said...

What an amzing morning shot! Wow, the beauty of those mountains always thrills me!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i like that shot!
beautiful landscape, too.

Stephany said...

A fantastic shot of one of my favorite places! I used to live right on Ski Mountain Rd. and didn't even have to get out of bed to see Mount LeConte.

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teca said...

Wonderful!!!

Hugs.