Skywatch Friday: Virginia Skies

Blue skies along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. August 5, 2010.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

On Betsy’s birthday last week we drove north along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia on our way to Betsy’s birthday surprise.  During the early part of the day the skies were blue with white clouds creating pretty pictures.

Stormy skies near Roanoke, Virginia. August 5, 2010.

But later in the day the clouds got lower and darker.  When we were north of Roanoke the rains came, as you can see in the picture above.

Sky at sunset, Peaks of Otter, Virginia. August 5, 2010.

We drove in wind and rain for a while, but the skies started to clear as we got near our destination, the Lodge at Peaks of Otter.  And sitting on the patio after dinner we were treated to beautiful skies as the sun set.

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25 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Virginia Skies”

  1. Darla Says:

    What a beautiful series of sky photos here!

  2. Neal Says:

    All the shots are great but that last one is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I can see the rain in that one picture! And what a lovely sunset!

  4. Mildred Says:

    It would be hard to choose a favorite – all the photos are beautiful. Enjoy your weekend George.

  5. Susie Says:

    The weather really can change in a moments eye. These are all pretty pics George. I’m hoping to see some of that wet stuff today.

  6. Sandra Says:

    that’s strange, we have a sky just like that first one right over our house. ha ha

  7. Rose Says:

    Each photo was more beautiful than the previous one, though I do have a special love for the one with fog!

  8. LaVoice Says:

    George, with all your travels, you have enough beautiful sky sights to share for months. I always enjoy seeing where you will feature next.

  9. Manang Kim Says:

    Three beautiful skies in one day, that is awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

    SkyWatchFriday

  10. Indrani Says:

    Love the different moods of the sky.

  11. Regina Says:

    Beauitiful skies and captures.
    Happy weekend both.

  12. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    You do have some varied and beautiful skies, George! I really love the last one! Gorgeous colors and what a wonderful way to end the day. A belated Happy Birthday to Betsy! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

  13. MaryBeth Says:

    Great shots George but it is always a treat to sit and enjoy a beautiful sunset. MB

  14. Brian Says:

    There’s something magical about a red sunset. Leaves you so relaxed.

  15. Linnea Says:

    You got to see quite a variety of skies! Love that rainstorm moving in. Nice way to end the day, though, with a colorful sky at sunset! Enjoy the weekend.

  16. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    The sky certainly entertained you on that day.Love the scenes.
    Blessings,Ruth

  17. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful skies over Blue Ridge. The sunset is amazing.

  18. Kathy Ariano Says:

    Amazing when one can actually see the rain coming at them!

  19. Dorothy Says:

    Wonderful series of skywatch pictures! So sweet of you to treat Betsy to such a nice surprise.

  20. Carletta Says:

    I suspect that beautiful sunset was just for Betsy and for your wonderful suprise for her!
    Beautiful shots George – especially the sunset!

  21. ewok1993 Says:

    that sunset image is the exclamation point to your day – betsy’s b/day.

  22. Reader Wil Says:

    It’s amazing how fast the sky can change. Same here! You sit in the garden all windows are open, then suddenly it starts raining. Quickly the windows and doors must be closed. Your sunset is very pretty.

  23. Judy Says:

    George, the series is lovely, but my favourite photo, hands down, is that gorgeous sunset!

  24. Unseen Rajasthan Says:

    Beautiful Sky shots !!Lovely shots !!!Great post !!

  25. Mary Says:

    You certainly had a variety of skies for your trip! All beautiful in their own way.

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