Monday, January 7, 2013

Mountains and Clouds



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

As most of you know, Betsy and I love the mountains -- the Smoky Mountains here in Tennessee and the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and Virginia. We enjoy visiting the mountains just about any time of the year.

The picture above shows the view in late November from Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville, North Carolina. I really like the clouds and mountains stretching to the horizon.

30 comments:

Maple Lane said...

A breathtaking photo, George!

Ms. A said...

Looks like some of those clouds may have had some rain.

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, I can see why you like being in the mountains, George. Very lovely!

Sandra said...

today i am wishing i could see these mountains, we see beaches all the time, it has been many many years since i have seen this type of beauty

Linda said...

Very pretty. It's interesting how clouds just seem to gravitate to mountains sometimes.

LV said...

No artist will ever be as great as what the good Lord paints.

LV said...

No artist will ever be as great as what the good Lord paints.

LV said...

No artist will ever be as great as what the good Lord paints.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful shot.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful shot! The blue shades out there are fascinating

Indrani Ghose said...

The blue hills in the BG look great!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot, George. Looks like a famous painting. You had better frame it. MB

Ginny said...

Looks like around here. I never get tired of it!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The lays and depth in this picture are amazing.

Linda said...

How lovely, George!

Amelia said...

Hi George, amazing! Excellent click.
I love your new header, your lovely comfort home. :)

Have a great week ahead,regards.

A Lady's Life said...

Those are some clouds. Nature is always changing and we love watching. Feels like home doesn't it.

Lynda said...

I like the contrast of the colors - - the brown & shadows in front and the pretty blue and sunshine in the back. Kind of like the "Wizard of Oz" Movie when it switches from black & white to color.

Hilda said...

An awesome view! And you captured it beautifully.

Carletta said...

Love how the landscape just seems to go on and on!
Beautiful shot George!

Linda said...

Lovely! I like the mountains too. And they change constantly, of course.

Leovi said...

Nice view of these peaks kissing the sky, I like this composition.

Faye said...

Before scrolling down to your description thought this shot may have been from your trip out west--it has that feel.

I look forward to some photos of the Blue Ridges covered with snow. In the meantime, the contours of the mountains are just so dramatic here.

rainfield61 said...

You have made me feeling the same: love the mountains.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Gary and Betsy! I wish you a very happy and healthy new year!
Tasmania looks like the photos you show us. There are also waterfalls and mountains.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Stunning George; love it.

troutbirder said...

Very nice. I really really like that panorama, George....

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Andrea said...

Hello George, maybe i haven't greeted you Happy New Year! You know sometimes when i go to Betsy's, i thought you are a package and i already have seen your post, haha! So it is 2013, let's go waterfalling!

Betty Manousos said...

a marvellous shot!