Skywatch Friday: Unaka Mountain

Hoar Frost on Unaka Mountain, Tennessee. November 27, 2009.

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 were in East Tennessee the day after Thanksgiving on a waterfalling trip.  The weather forecast had called for snow flurries and Betsy had hoped that we would see some snow, but there was none.  Friday morning was cold but clear.

The closest Betsy came to seeing snow was this hoar frost on the top of Unaka Mountain.  I had to get a picture of something white for my beautiful bride, so I snapped this picture from the road we were on.

I’m not that thrilled with the hoar frost, but that clear blue sky is beautiful.

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19 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Unaka Mountain”

  1. busy bee suz Says:

    This is very interesting George…Not sure if I have seen this before.
    Happy Friday, Suz

  2. Jen Says:

    If it has to be cold, I can handle it as long as the sun is out
    and a pretty blue sky is up there. Great shot!

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    I think this is so pretty.It looks even better against that blue sky.Have a wonderful day.

  4. Judy Says:

    The frost is beautiful against the bright blue sky!! I think it is a lovely photo!!
    And you do not have to shovel frost!!

  5. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Very cool shot of the phenomenon.

  6. Tricia Says:

    the contrast between the sky & the hoar forest & the frost looks neat!

  7. Grace Olsson Says:

    Hi george, your shot is so much beautiful when I open the photos…


  8. Kim Says:

    Yup I agree it is very blue and it is clear. Thanks for sharing!

    Clear Sky

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautiful blue sky. The frost does look like a dusting of snow so you have the illusion anyway. MB

  10. happyone Says:

    Pretty blue sky. Its supposed to snow here tonight and by tomorrow night they are predicting 12 inches. They have a tendency to over estimate the amount though.

  11. Your EG Tour Guide Says:

    The sky is a beautiful blue! The frost here could pass for snow. 😉

  12. Quasi Serendipita Says:

    That’s a lovely blue sky 🙂

  13. Neal Says:

    That has a kind of unreal look! I think it is beautiful!!

  14. ewok1993 Says:

    This is the first time I’d be seeing something like this. How very pretty and rare.

  15. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a marvelous capture, George! It does have an almost unreal look to it! Love the frost and the blue, blue skies!

    Have a lovely weekend!


  16. imac Says:

    Nice shot for SW George.

  17. Eileen Says:

    Great capture of the frost on the treetops. Great photo! Happy skywatching.

  18. happilyretired Says:

    Hmm … I’ve read about hoar frost in books but never SEEN it before. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my warm beach sunsets at Sacred Ruminations. I shared REFLECTIONS of those sunsets this morning at Happily Retired Gal.
    Hugs and blessings,

  19. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shot. Lovely snow formations on the top of the trees.

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