Our World: The view from Grandfather Mountain

The mountains of western North Carolina as seen from an overlook on Grandfather Mountain.  November 8, 2011.

The mountains of western North Carolina as seen from an overlook on Grandfather Mountain. November 8, 2011.

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

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Since Betsy and I live in Tennessee, we’re naturally fond of the Smokies.  We visit the Smoky Mountains whenever we can.

But the mountains of western North Carolina are pretty neat as well.  I lived in Black Mountain, North Carolina, for thirteen years and enjoyed exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is Grandfather Mountains.  (Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the state is in the Black Mountains.)  Betsy and I visited Grandfather Mountain in November, and I was able to capture this panorama view of the surrounding mountains from one of the overlooks.

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25 Responses to “Our World: The view from Grandfather Mountain”

  1. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful views of the mountains from western North Carolina.

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    so beautiful, i would love to visit it again one day

  3. ZielonaMila Says:

    Fantastic view, fantastic mountain. I am greeting

  4. rhiebert Says:

    What a beautiful view!

  5. Linda Says:

    You’ve done a great job with your panorama shot. It really helps to capture the scope of the mountain scenery.

  6. NCMountainwoman Says:

    It is an old part of our world. Great photograph!

  7. sylviakirk Says:

    Magnificent mountains, George!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! What a view indeed!!!

  8. dayphoto Says:

    Some day…oh, some day I hope to see for my self…until then….THANKS!


  9. The Incredible Woody Says:

    That was my view for a couple of months in 2009. We did an irrigation project for a private course in Banner Elk. It was wonderful!

  10. ewok1993 Says:

    I can just imagine the exhilaration that comes upon one as he/she gazes upon this panorama.

    Photo Cache

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    i like that bit of road you captured way at the bottom, and the mystery building way up on the mountain.

  12. Karen Says:

    Lovely shot of the mountains, happy birthday to you too.

  13. Regina Says:

    Amazing capture!

    Have a great week.

  14. l'Angevine Says:

    intéressant panorama

  15. Arija Says:

    One can always find beauty in nature, not just the familiar. The world is such an amazing place.

  16. indrani Says:

    Very well framed.

  17. Eileen Says:

    Wonderful views, George!

  18. Kalantikan Says:

    Splendid shot George, though i don’t know how to do a panoramic stitching.

  19. Larry Says:

    I believe I recognize those distant condos as being atop Sugar Mtn.

  20. Neal Says:

    Love it. I love panoramic views because it gives me the feeling of being there. If yours is enlarged to the largest size it seems like you are actually there looking at it in person. That is a good panoramic….no seams visible.

  21. Boom & Gary Says:

    Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  22. Dana Says:

    What a beautiful sky!

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

  23. Fun60 Says:

    That’s a terrific panaramic view.

  24. Rose Says:

    That is a magnificent view!

  25. Sartenada Says:

    What a view to be admired in a bigger format!

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