Skywatch Friday: Cumberland Gap Skies

The sky and mountains from the Visitor Center, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. September 23, 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.

Last week Betsy and I spent a very beautiful  day at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.  It was a perfect autumn day — bright sunshine, blue skies and cool temperatures.

The picture above was taken from the parking lot of the Visitor Center shortly after we arrived.

Brush Mountain Sky, Hensley Settlement. September 23, 2010.

The first thing we did at the park was take a tour of the Hensley Settlement on top of Brush Mountain.  If anything the sky appeared to be even bluer.  There was a hint of color in the trees at the edge of the fields.

The evening sky from Pinnacle Overlook, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. September 23, 2010.

After dinner we drove up to the Pinnacle Overlook hoping to catch the sunset, but the sun was behind the mountains by the time we got to the overlook.  But the color of the sky was gorgeous.  I captured this picture of the sky and the reflection in Fern Lake far below.

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19 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Cumberland Gap Skies”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos George. That last one is spectacular! Have a very nice Autumn weekend.

  2. Darla Says:

    Love the blue skies in the first two photos…BUT I can see the hand of God’s work in the last one!

  3. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    Such beauty! Love those bright blue skies.
    Blessings,Ruth

  4. Linda G. Says:

    Beautiful blue skies! Gorgeous sunset picture. The reflection in Fern Lake is like icing on a cake.

  5. Sandra Says:

    I love blue skys’ but the best of all is the sunset over the moutains

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  6. MaryBeth Says:

    Wonderful pictures, George.
    A beautiful sky during the day and a stunning sunset to top it off.
    Lucky you. MB

  7. busy bee suz Says:

    Gorgeous skies…day and night!

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The last picture is so stunning, Just a glimmer of the now pink lake!

  9. Tricia Says:

    Love those skies, George! Beautiful!!!

  10. Rambling Round Says:

    Heavenly scenery!

  11. Carletta Says:

    These are beautiful George!
    All of them from those puffy white clouds to that breathtaking sunset. That you got the reflection in the lake is perfect.

  12. Blue Says:

    great sh0ts. my skywatch friday

  13. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful landscapes. The sunset is amazing.

  14. Neal Says:

    All beautiful shots. The sunset is especially beautiful!

  15. Mary Says:

    Looks like you had beautiful skies and weather for your trip! A perfect time of year to be out visiting places like this.

  16. Tootie Says:

    Very nice day at the park George. I think your luck at catching the sunset is like mine, of late. But that pink afterglow is what I like the best anyway. 🙂

  17. Pam Says:

    George, you and your sweetie travel to some beautiful places. I love these heavenly views, especially the evening sky with the lake reflection.

    be well, be happy 🙂

  18. Rose Says:

    That last shot is fabulous…and I love the others, too.

  19. Kathy Ariano Says:

    That sunset is remarkable! Great sky shots!

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