Scenic Sunday # 124: On Top of the World

The view from Mount Mitchell, North Carolina. October 22, 2010.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

Last week Betsy and I made a quick trip to Asheville, North Carolina.  We went primarily to see the Christmas decorations in the Biltmore House, but we also took a ride up the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We drove to Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet.

It was fairly late on a cloudy afternoon when we reached the observation deck at the peak.  The mountains seemed to be reaching up to the clouds for as far as we could see.

The interplay of sun and clouds made for some interesting patterns on the smaller mountains around Mount Mitchell.

Every once in a while the clouds parted enough to let some blue sky peek through.

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21 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 124: On Top of the World”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful views George!

  2. jlshall (Joysweb) Says:

    Those are really wonderful views – and the colors are amazing! Looks like it was a great trip. I’ve always wanted to visit Biltmore, but never thought about the Christmas decorations. They must be beautiful – but I don’t imagine they can compete with those mountains!

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Fantastic views, gorgeous colors and terrific captures, George! What a lovely trip! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful week ahead! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  4. Karin Says:

    Gorgeous view – what a great vantage point! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

  5. Happyone Says:

    Your photos are stunning. Great title.

  6. busy bee suz Says:

    Stunningly beautiful captures George!!!
    Have a great day.
    xo

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    What amazing shots! That second picture is totally stunning, and I had to click on it to get a better look.

  8. ann new zealand Says:

    the trees, looks like the trees at Mt St Helens after the volcano erupted.

  9. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Beautiful scenes.I love the patterns created by the clouds.
    Blessings,Ruth

  10. Loren McGhee Says:

    Such a gorgeous view. You have such an eye George! God provides the beauty and you capture it so beautifully 🙂 What a team you are!!!

  11. Kathy Says:

    One really does feel on top of the world!!

  12. Linda G. Says:

    You sure had a long ways to look down!

  13. Mary Says:

    Great sun and clouds shots!

  14. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautiful shots, George. I like the second one with the sun peeking through and speckling the hills. On top of the world is right. MB

  15. Susie Says:

    Nice pics and I bet the Christmas decorations were nice too.

  16. Tricia Says:

    Incredibly beautiful, George! I didn’t know about that place, but it’s on my list now!

  17. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Beautiful photographs, George. We haven’t been up since they opened the new viewing area. Getting time we made a trip up there.

  18. sandra Says:

    love the last two photos, the trees so green the sky so very blue, gorgeous as always

  19. Rose Says:

    Wonderful photos, George. I bet the view was even more awesome in person.

  20. Becky Says:

    You really were on “top of the world”, what a wonderful place to be!!!
    Gorgeous photos!!!

  21. Neal Says:

    Very, very nice and to think I almost missed them.

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