Rise and Shine

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

I imagine that most ‘normal’ people use a vacation as an opportunity to sleep in and take things easy. Fortunately (or unfortunately) My Beautiful Bride and I are not ‘normal’. We often get up earlier than we normally would just to enjoy the sunrise.

That was certainly the case when we visited the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina in August. We couldn’t see the sun from the balcony of our room, but the sky was still beautiful at sunrise. The picture above was taken the first morning we were there.

The fog in the valleys looked like a blanket spread around the mountains below us.

Looking to the west also gave us a peaceful, serene view of the world from the mountains.

The sunrise on our last morning at Pisgah Inn gave us a lot of incentive to come back.

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10 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. Betsy Adams Says:

    Wow—what great memories I have of our trips to Mt. Pisgah Inn…. I cannot wait to go back there!!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    Love,
    Wifey

  2. rhiebert Says:

    With scenes like that, it would be a shame not to get up early.Beautiful!

  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    And they are even prettier enlarged! I love the blanket of fog in the distance. I have been wondering…do you still post on your other blog? Guess I have lost track of it somehow, I don’t know how.

  4. dayphoto Says:

    Wow! It’s beautiful. I can understand why you and Betsy love going there.

  5. Tee Says:

    Breath taking scenes. Thanks for sharing!

  6. M.B. Henry Says:

    These are gorgeous!

  7. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Stunning scenes! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Sartenada Says:

    I admired every photo in a bigger format. Wonderful pics George. Thank You sharing them,

    Happy Sunday!

  9. Jeevan Says:

    You got wonderful views on the spectacular skies! The foggy valley is another spectacle at view

  10. diane Says:

    Just beautiful. I wish I had that incentive to get up at sunrise. Actually I do here at home and go for a walk in the forest but its not a good place for sunrise pics. On holidays I sleep in.

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