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Thursday, October 17, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: North Carolina Mountains mid October

I'm starting with sunset shots I took in Spruce Pine, NC on Tuesday evening.
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The dots on the hill above are cows enjoying the sunset.
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We had supper at the Mountain View Restaurant.
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The view was wonderful and so was the food.
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The sky was changing so fast that I took a bunch of shots before I went inside to eat.
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Earlier in the day on Tuesday we enjoyed blue skies and lovely clouds.
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I love mackerel skies.
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Spruce Pine is in between Asheville to the south and Blowing Rock to the north of the NC mountains.
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On different days we drove towards the south and then on another day towards the north.
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The southern end of the NC mountains have just started changing colors but the northern end was close to peak color.
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These shots are something of a jumble because I just got home (Raleigh in central NC) today.
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Sunday afternoon when we arrived it was drizzling but stopped raining in time for a hike to the Elk River Falls.
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Monday morning was raining but it stopped in the afternoon.
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Monday afternoon we hiked to the Crabtree Meadows Falls.
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Even on the overcast days it was pretty but I was glad that the sun came out for Tuesday and Wednesday.
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22 comments:

Ercotravels said...

Fabulous photographs of sky and landscapes..
Thanks for sharing..

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ladyfi said...

What lovely shots! That amazing clear blue sky with the mackerel clouds is a stunner.

lissa said...

those sunsets are wonderfully captured.

hope you have a sweet day.

Photo Cache said...

what beautiful shots. living here in the bay area where the colors are hardly changing it is easy to forget that it is autumn already. i too must seek out fall foliage soon.

hehehe, love your term - mackerel sky.

Steffi said...

Fantastic sky photos,Carver.Have a nice weekend.

Laura said...

beautiful series Carver... I especially love the sunsets over the mountains... wow!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful variety of lovely skies, Carver!! Terrific captures for the day as always! And as always, I love the sunsets and the mountains!! Have a great weekend!!

HansHB said...

A lovely serie of photos!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful sky shots for SWF and wonderful series of photos ~ carol, xx

Genie Robinson said...

So beautiful, Carver. Know you enjoyed every minute of the trip. genie

Jesh St Germain said...

Oh, Crabtree meadows Falls is so beautiful! By the way, I like your ingenious header:)

Jim said...

Wonderful shots.

Karen said...

Beautiful shades of pink and orange in the sunset shots!

Indrani said...

Lovely scenic captures!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Stunning series, Carver. It must be wonderful to eat while enjoying sunset views.

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous sunset shots. I like the sunset.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

From the start to the end, I love all your shots. Not only the skies are great, but the landscapes are wonderful as well.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Joyful said...

Beautiful captures, Carver. I love the dots (cows) silhouetted against the sky. You've captured lots of beautiful scenes and skies. Happy SWF!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wonderful pics

Cezar and Léia said...

Love the waterfall shots, so soothing!
God bless you!
Cezar

Icy BC said...

Beautiful sky shots throughout!

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