SkyWatch Friday: A Cloudy Day on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Waterrock Knob, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.  August 4, 2011.

Waterrock Knob, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.
August 4, 2011.

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

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 view from Waterrock Knob.  August 4, 2011.

The view from Waterrock Knob. August 4, 2011.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful in any season and in any weather.  Cloudy weather may mean you can’t see as far into the distance as on a sunny day, but on a cloudy day it sometimes seems you can reach up and touch the clouds.

Mountains and clouds at Waterrock Knob, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.  August 4, 2011.

Mountains and clouds at Waterrock Knob, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina. August 4, 2011.

These pictures, from my archives, were taken on a cloudy August day at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  These photos were taken while hiking from the parking area to an overlook higher on the knob.

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25 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: A Cloudy Day on the Blue Ridge Parkway”

  1. maple lane Says:

    Very pretty pics, George.
    Have a good day.

  2. Sartenada Says:

    Great pictures George. You proved that cloudy photos can be beautiful.

  3. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Welcome GREGORE!
    Your photos are always great and very interesting ….
    I watch them with great radością.Sa very interesting and beautiful …
    A well-developed posts …
    I send greetings.

  4. Lily Says:

    so very pretty!

  5. LaVoice Says:

    As usual, all your photos are lovely, but I really like the one with all the big fluffy clouds.

  6. Rajesh Says:

    Cloudy, yet very scenic.

  7. sylviakirk Says:

    Wonderful, cloudy and dramatic skies, George!! Great shots for the day!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!

  8. MaryBeth Says:

    The clouds are beautiful. You may not be able to see as far but then your imagination takes over. MB

  9. MadSnapper Says:

    that first photo is so beautiful, it has the smokey looking mountains, the turbulent gray skies and best of all the LIVE Christmas trees. i love the look of those trees against the sky

  10. Linda Says:

    Very pretty, George. Especially that last one with the towering white clouds.

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Now THESE are awesome pictures of the clouds and mountains, they BOTH look great. I think I do not have any like this, and I LIVE here. It is a rare time when everything comes together like this to look so great. Now you are making me want to go up to the outlook, I think I will be making some trips there. BUT rain all week and the next five or six days!!

  12. ewok1993 Says:

    really pretty scenes, not just the cloudscape.

  13. rhiebert Says:

    Clouds often enhance a picture. These are lovely.

  14. dayphoto Says:

    Outstandingly beautiful, George. The cloud capture is perfect. I love clouds!


  15. Rose Says:

    Awesome shots…specially the last!

  16. Peter B Says:

    Dramatic shots!! Happy skywatching.

  17. Ms. A Says:

    The last time I was there was in the month of April and it wasn’t nearly that green. Wish I was there now!

  18. Arija Says:

    Love the first shot with the wild meadow in front. They all look great when enlarged. The light on the forming thunderhead in the last shot is great too.

  19. NatureStop Says:

    Beautiful skies!Have a great day!


  20. eastcoastlife Says:

    Lovely views of Blue Ridge Parkway. Didn’t know clouds can be so pretty. Hi from sunny Singapore. 🙂

  21. Joyful Says:

    Beautiful scenery. It’s always great to get out in nature.

  22. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Pretty with the clouds too.
    Tornado warning here currently. Passing time in the basement reading garden blogs. Prepared but trying not to worry.

  23. ladyfi Says:

    Lovely views with those big fluffy clouds.

  24. Carletta Says:

    Like you said George, in any weather those scenes are lovely!

  25. Lorri Says:

    No matter if there are clouds, the Blue Ridge Parkway is always stunning, and your photographs show the beauty.

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