Skywatch Friday: Autumn Skies

The view from Balsam Mountain, North Carolina. October 19, 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 month Betsy and I went to the mountains to see the autumn colors, but the autumn skies were also pretty impressive.  Autumn skies are often a beautiful blue, and that was the case during the three days we were gone.  The picture above was taken on Balsam Mountain; it was a clear day and the mountains seemed to go on forever.

The view from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Pisgah, North Carolina. October 20, 2010.

This picture was taken the next day on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Pisgah, North Carolina.

Morning in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. October 21, 2010.

We had an early breakfast on our third morning.  When we came out of the restaurant it was still in shadows, but sunlight was touching the top of the ridge on the other side of the gap.

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20 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Autumn Skies”

  1. Mildred Says:

    All three pics are pretty ~ In the 1st photo, I love the bright tree in the bottom right. Through your travels, I’ve enjoyed a lot of Autumn foliage this year! Thanks!

  2. diane Says:

    I love those big blue skies and your colourful trees against them look beautiful.

  3. Sandra Says:

    sensational on the first, outstanding on the second and awesom on the last and all three, thanks for sharing

  4. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That last picture is stunning.

  5. Reader Wil Says:

    Your photos represent autumn in the best way you could possibly choose! Lovely blue skies! Have a great weekend!

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Gorgeous blue skies, incredible autumn colors and superb captures! Just doesn’t get any better, George! Hope you and Betsy a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  7. Judy Says:

    George, that last photo is stunning! I love the way the ridge is in full sun, but framed by the trees that are still in shade!

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Blue and orange, georgous!! And I always enjoy your Great Wall stories, because my kids were there and my granddaughter is from China.

  9. Kathy Says:

    Makes me want to take a really big breath!

  10. Tricia Says:

    The fall colors this year have truly been spectacular! My mom thought that fall would be dull since we didn’t have much rain during the summer, but, boy oh boy, was she wrong!!!
    Your pics are GORGEOUS, George!!!

  11. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh George, that first shot is just stunning. The colors are glowing. And of course the sky is VERY blue. I am glad you and B get to go to so many glorious places. MB

  12. busy bee suz Says:

    Gorgeous, they all could be a postcard photo!

  13. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful colors of autumn. The last shot is stunning.

  14. Happyone Says:

    Ah, such gorgeous views!!!

  15. Neal Says:

    My favorite is the Balsam Mountain picture. That is absolutely gorgeous!

  16. ewok1993 Says:

    how gorgeous – wherever you look there is something worthy of photographing. happy weekend.

  17. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful skies, George! Looks like a lovely day in the Carolina mountains.

  18. Linnea Says:

    What a terrific autumn color palette in these! Thanks for visiting mine. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  19. Pam Says:

    If it weren’t for your beautiful pictures I would have miss fall all together, George. You and Betsy go on some amazing journeys together and I enjoy the beauty of them all.

    Blessings 😉

  20. Tootie Says:

    Beautiful shots! One of my cousins and his wife have built a little log home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and go there every weekend and holiday. They long to be there full time. He has many beautiful photos of the fall colors there this year. If you would like to view them, take a peek. http://bluemoonistic.com

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