Scenic Sunday: Headforemost Mountain

The view from Headforemost Mountain overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia. November 21, 2001.

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

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, we spent the night at Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway while on our Thanksgiving Trip.  Since we wanted to drive the Parkway and then Skyline Drive, we got an early start from the lodge.  We were driving north, which meant we were gaining altitude as we left Peaks of Otter.  We encountered patches of fog/mist as we drove along.

When we arrived at the Headforemost Mountain overlook, we were treated to the scene above.  Actually I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a mountain floating above the clouds as we drove by, and I had to back up to get back to the overlook.

A closer view Headforemost Mountain, Virginia. November 21, 2011.

We spent several minutes just enjoying the view.  My telephoto lens gave us an almost surreal scene across the valley.

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14 Responses to “Scenic Sunday: Headforemost Mountain”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    I enlarged the photo and looked away for a second, when I looked back, it briefly looked like the ocean and a huge wave.

    That’s a really long shot, judging by everything you can see in the foreground.

  2. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Followers really need to enlarge this, it is totally amazing!! It IS surrealistic, it looks like a Georgia O’Keffe painting!

  3. Maple Lane Says:

    Thank you, George, for sharing such an amazing photo. Just lovely!

  4. Tanya Says:

    beautiful….i’m still so appreciative of the beauty that surrounds me here!

  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That last scene is spectacular. I love the colours and just everything about it.

  6. MB Says:

    Beautiful shots, George. Do you know why the Mt. is named Headforemost Mt? I can imagine but just wondered if there was a historic meaning. MB

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a breathtaking view, especially enlarged! Really superb captures, George! Fantastic! Hope you have a lovely day and a great beginning for your week! Enjoy!


  8. Neal Says:

    Wow George…those are fabulous pictures. Like you say, it almost looks surreal.

  9. ewok1993 Says:

    I could imagine the first image in different seasons. I’m imagining gorgeous views any time of the year, as you captured here.

  10. Sandra Says:

    really a beautiful beautiful view. i think this name of the overlook outdoes all the others from before. Headforemost? hummm

  11. andrea Says:

    Hi George, those views are really spectacular. I once see views you mentioned like waters on top of mountains and they are still imprinted in my mind. Your previous sunset posts are also my usual views on my windows, you can even ask Betsy! LOL

  12. ladyfi Says:

    These photos are gorgeous!

  13. Rose Says:

    Such beautiful captures, George.

  14. sartenada Says:

    Great again George. I those photos and especially the last one. It gets me to dream…

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