Good morning, kittens and dawgs! We had a gorgeous day last month in the mountains while on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the visitors center near the Mt. Mitchell State Park summit. We were on our way back down to the parkway when we saw a picture we wanted to get.
This is the view we saw that we wanted to try to capture. I love how the wildflowers and fence frame the bottom of this shot!
I thought the hillside with its large flat boulders and low-growing shrubs in the foreground against ginormous fluffy clouds and swatches of blue sky overhead was dynamic!
On the other side of the boulders in the previous picture is Radio Station Road (not paved). It’s usually gated off. I walked up it and took this picture of the opposite valley looking back toward the Smoky’s.
I did a screen grab of a satellite view of the area. I placed a star where we parked our car to give you a better sense of where I snapped these pictures.
I am taking a blog hiatus beginning October 1st -17th but I do have my routine weekly posts scheduled. I will link with a few regulars, do return visits, and respond to comments. It’ll be sorta like I’m not away from Blogosphere. Meanwhile, the work continues on repairing blog posts and until I get everything tidied then I’ll continue to use today’s photo contribution as a double up with my global participation on Skywatch Friday.
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Hello, kittens & dawgs! I took this gorgeous view this past Monday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The peak in the background is Chimney Tops, a very popular hiking spot in the mountains. We have not hiked the trail. We’re told it’s a fairly strenuous climb.
Fall is making its presence known gently with slight foliage change and nippier a.m. temps. In this shot the colors are beginning to show and I think by early next week the change will be much more visible
Has fall made its way in your area?
See more fabulous sky shots with the SWF team and photo enthusiasts across the net.
Hello kittens & dawgs! June through August are slow months in Blogosphere, so I decided to halt my Featured Photographer spotlight. Also, I am scaling back on my blogging production this summer. I am not taking a complete break yet. That may come later in the summer, but for now I’m casually visiting other blog sites ~ reading posts & leaving comments and putting together short posts. This is my time to relax. I can see clearly now!
A view from Mt. Mitchell observation tower.
I’m debating on whether or not to keep the linky going this summer. What do you think, should I keep it or let it go?
Thank you for stopping by, I’ll be seeing you soon!