Skywatch Friday: Going . . . Gone

The setting sun from Bull Creek Valley Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina. November 22, 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.

Betsy and I really enjoy traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway just about any time of the year.  Last month we went to Asheville, North Carolina, and drove on the Parkway  from Asheville to Mount Mitchell.  We then drove back to Asheville in the late afternoon.

We got to the Bull Creek Valley Overlook just as the sun started to drop below Swan Mountain in the distance.  Of course, we had to stop and grab our cameras.

The setting sun behind Swan Mountain, North Carolina. November 22, 2010.

It’s amazing how quickly the sun can disappear.  It’s also amazing how the beautiful sky can go through so many colors so quickly.

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22 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Going . . . Gone”

  1. Ed Says:

    Beautiful shots, I get some great ones from the Cherohala Skyway on the other side of the mountain..:-)

  2. Neal Says:

    Hey, I just saw almost the same pictures on Betsy blogs but never tire of seeing beautiful sunset pictures like these.

  3. diane Says:

    You have to be quick. Great shots.

  4. Pam Says:

    Your sunsets over the mountains are beautiful, George. Enjoy the weekend with your sweetheart.

    be well, be happy 🙂
    Pam

  5. Manang Kim Says:

    I love watching sunset or sunrise on top of the mountain. Here in MI we have to travel long ways to do that whewww!! Great capture here and thanks for sharing!
    My Sky

  6. LaVoice Says:

    No matter whee you go, you always find some of the most beautiful places. Even the heavens provided you with a great showing.

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Gorgeous captures of breathtaking skies, George! Another glorious ending to the day! You most certainly had a terrific view! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

  8. Happyone Says:

    Breathtaking sky photos!!

  9. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    These are so beautiful.One has to be pretty quick to get those colorful shots.
    Blessings,Ruth

  10. Karin Says:

    Loved your down memory lane of Niagara Falls! Wow, that’s been a long time ago for us! Great shots you’re sharing today George! Thanks!

  11. Kathy Says:

    Being an active sunset watcher, I am always amazed at how very fast it actually happens.

  12. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    A beautiful sunset, I love watching them. Like you, I notice that once it starts setting, it goes very fast and colors and patterns change quickly. Then once it has set, it gets dark in a matter of minutes. I have spent quite a bit of time this year racing in the car to catch a good one and find a place with good visibility, only to not make it.

  13. ewok1993 Says:

    gorgeous and dramatic! i also love the name bull creek. who names these places and i’d give them a pat on the back 🙂

    have a lovely weekend.

  14. Rose Says:

    Such a beautiful sight…I keep telling myself I will stop taking sunsets…but I never can. Each one is unique and will never be seen again. Unless we photograph it.

  15. Mary Says:

    YOu captured the color changes so well. Great skies!

  16. Rajesh Says:

    Sunset shots over the valley are gorgeous.

  17. Mildred Says:

    The beauty of the sky never fails to amaze me. Last evening, the sky was really unusual here but of course, my camera was no where near!

  18. Connie T Says:

    Those are beautiful. I saw the most beautiful sunset last night. I pulled my car over and got out and took a few photos. I noticed that someone else saw me doing that, so they pulled over and jumped out and took a picture.
    I will put one up on my blog later today. It probably didn’t come out at wonderful as the real thing, I will have to load them up and see. It was one of those “Wow” skies.

  19. Linda G. Says:

    Gorgeous sunset! We enjoyed seeing a pretty sunset on our way home from Erie today. There was nowhere to pull over to take a picture, so the photograph is in my mind!

  20. Carletta Says:

    The first one is wonderful with how you got the sun before it hid – beautiful view!

  21. MaryBeth Says:

    Lovely sunsets. On my birthday so of course they are wonderful. LOL

    Love the collage of Niagra in the previous post. MB

  22. Tootie Says:

    That was a very beautiful sunset George.

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