SkyWatch Friday: Mt. Mitchell Clouds

In the clouds atop Mount Mitchell, North Carolina. August 5, 2011.

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.

While we were in Asheville, North Carolina, for Betsy’s birthday last month, we drove up to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.  We’ve been there before, and always enjoyed the view.

But things were a little different this time.  We weren’t above the clouds — we were IN the clouds, as you can see from the picture above, which Betsy took from the observation deck at the summit.

We saw mountain ridges through a break in the clouds. Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina. August 5, 2011.

As we stood on the observation deck a breeze picked up and we were able to make out some of the nearby mountain ridges.

Blue sky and clouds, Mount Mitchell, North Carolina. August 5, 2011.

The clouds soon moved back in, but not before we caught a glimpse of some blue sky.

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25 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: Mt. Mitchell Clouds”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Very interesting pictures in the clouds. Hope you enjoy your day, George.

  2. madrassi Says:

    Wow! This is amazing and awesome cold and mist. The way it pass away is breathtaking…

  3. Antonette Says:

    Incredible shots! I think the first one is my favorite. It looks so peaceful.

  4. Sandra Says:

    I like that first foggy shot. so beautiful. i like walking in fog like this, not the kind that can’t see through, beautiful shot

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Oh, I love your foggy shots, George! There’s something wonderfully mysterious about any landscape when it’s draped with fog that I find fascinating and beautiful! Hope you and Betsy have a lovely weekend!


  6. The Incredible Woody Says:

    I love the play between clouds and mountains! Beautiful!

  7. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Very nice photos.

  8. chubskulit Says:

    Gorgeous sky shots!

    Sky watching on One Fine Afternoon, you are welcome to visit. Have a nice weekend!

  9. Lesley Says:

    The foggy shots are very nice, but I think I would only appreciate it knowing that I could see it again with clear, blue skies!

  10. Kim,USA Says:

    Just an amazing view. I hope this place was not hit by hurricane Irene last week.

    My Sunset

  11. LaVoice Says:

    No matter if you are in or out of the clouds, you always capture nature in her glory.

  12. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots so near view of the clouds.

  13. Tatjana Parkacheva Says:

    Very nice photos.


  14. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Who cares about the view or the blue sky…being in a cloud is the best! So different and kind of spooky, I can almost feel the moistness and hear the silence. Fog comes in on little cat’s feet. I read that fog is really just low clouds.

  15. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    I believe there is a special beauty in those fog pictures.I especially like the first shot.

  16. Angela Says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love cloud pictures.

  17. Carletta Says:

    Must be what they mean when they say ‘socked in’ !
    I love the feel of that first shot though. I like fog. 🙂

  18. sartenada Says:

    Wow. It is just those clouds and fog which make Your photos awesome.

    These photos I love.

  19. Rose Says:

    Awesome photos, George, specially that last one!

  20. peg Says:

    What a beautiful place that is. The pictures capture the essence of the area.

  21. magicalmysticalteacher Says:

    The first photo in the lineup looks chilling–meaning that I assume it was rather on the cool side up there!

  22. ladyfi Says:

    Wonderfully misty shots. That last one is very dramatic.

  23. jlshall (Joy's Blog) Says:

    Lovely photos! I love being in the clouds — as long as that doesn’t mean getting into airplane! I don’t mind my head being in the clouds, as long as my feet are on the ground.

  24. Neal Says:

    I normally do NOT like fog but it can be beautiful in certain cases and you captured one of those….when it is shown with mountains also showing.

  25. Judy Says:

    I would have loved that foggy weather!! I am waiting for the air to be cool enough that we will have mist on the water again…
    And congratulations to your Dad – yes, you are a child forever, so long as someone remembers changing your diapers and giving you piggyback rides!
    Love those waterlilies! I have never seen a blue one before! It is gorgeous!!

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