Skywatch Friday: A Hint of Rain

The skies above Rich Mountain, Townsend, Tennessee. September 9, 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.

The skies in this picture may not look pretty to you, but they look absolutely beautiful to us.

If you’ve followed my posts for any length of time you know that we’ve had a very dry summer here in eastern Tennessee.  We got some rain in the Glade on Wednesday, which was very welcome.  The weather service says that more rain is coming on Friday and Saturday, and we’re looking forward to it.  For once we’re hoping the forecast for rain on the weekend is correct.

The picture above was taken near Townsend, Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Betsy and I had taken a drive to the Smokies to visit some areas we hadn’t visited before.  I’ll tell you more about our trip next week.

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23 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: A Hint of Rain”

  1. Mildred Says:

    We had an unexpected rain shower on Wed. as well. Every little bit helps. Hopefully we will all get more rain this weekend.

  2. Susie Says:

    Wish we had some rain. If you get any more please send some here.

  3. Linda G. Says:

    We’ve been getting rain up here and fall-like temperatures!

  4. Sandra Says:

    I love all sky and sky photos. gray, black, cloudy, stars, moons, sun whatever the sky is wonderful to behold.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Lovely shot, George, and I know how glad you are to see the rain clouds! Wish I could send you some of ours!! Have a great weekend!


  6. jlshall (Joysweb) Says:

    Another beautiful photo. You live in such a lovely part of the country! We could use some rain here, too, but I’m really enjoying all this late-summer weather. Hope you have a great weekend, wet or dry!

  7. busy bee suz Says:

    This is a great shot George. I hope the weatherman is right and you get your ‘much needed’ rain!! I wish I could share some of mine with you.

  8. MaryBeth Says:

    Looks like the skies around here. I am going to the mountains today I hope the cloud layer lifts. I’ll enjoy myself anyway. MB

  9. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Gosh, for some reason I’m looking at this one from a man’s perspective. I’m wondeing who mows all that, it must be a huge job! I guess the parks department or the state.

  10. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    Oh I wish I could share some of our rain with you.We had an inch overnight and it has been raining most of the day,at times very hard.The farmers who still want to get crops off or work the fields cannot be very happy.

  11. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shot. Layer of clouds look beautiful.

  12. Jenny Says:

    Beautiful East Tennessee. Very nice capture~! Happy Friday, Happy Skywatching, and Happy Weekend!

  13. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Hope you get the rain and then send it on over the mountains to us.

  14. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Rain is wonderful to have when you miss it. We had rains again all Summer and our grass never turned brown.

  15. Jen Says:

    Dry as a bone here. It’s suppose to rain tomorrow-we shall see…

  16. Pam Says:

    I enjoy seeing the beautiful mountain scenes, George. South Florida is so flat-
    We have had the rainiest summer I can remember but on the up-side everything is lush and green. I’ll try to send some wet stuff your way 🙂

  17. Kathy Ariano Says:

    I love cloudy, laden skies as well. We’re hoping for some of that tonight!

  18. Rose Says:

    I sure love that picture…we got rain last night. Not a downpour but it gave everything a good drink.

  19. Carletta Says:

    I hope you got some rain George. We’ve had some but it’s still dry. Leaves are falling off the trees early and when Hubs mowed yesterday it was dusty as could be.
    I love the moody sky!

  20. Neal Says:

    We always stay in Townsend when we go to the Smokies…It’s so much more peaceful over there. I just love your picture…it makes me want to go back again.

  21. Cheryl Says:

    Hope you got the rain! We got some last weekend, a remnant from the hurricane that passed by. We did need the rain. Now everything is still green for this time of the year.

  22. Linnea Says:

    I hope you get the rain you need. Those skies look pretty threatening! We won’t have rain for a while yet, but then that’ the usual weather pattern for northern California. It’s so dry around here…Thanks for your sweet comments on my post. Enjoy the week.

  23. Hilda Says:

    The lack of rain, even if it’s not a true drought, is in many ways much more difficult than weeks and months of rain. I’m glad your beautiful fields (and your garden!) are finally getting their thirst quenched.

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