Monday, June 3, 2013

Watching Storm Clouds…

We watched the mountains all day on Sunday as the rain rolled in. We did not have any bad storms just a nice soaking rain. I did not alter these photos. I cropped two of them and the rest are right out of my camera.

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I hope you can see the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as seen from the balcony of our condo here in Western North Carolina.

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At this point the clouds were so low they covered the mountains! It looked surreal!

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The highest peak you see is Mt. Pisgah.

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We’ve hiked to the top a number of times.

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It looks daunting on a day like this!

(can you see the tower on top?)

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These are all shown in order…

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as the day went on….

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and the sun set!

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We went on a long hike on Saturday so a day of rest was just what we needed. I’ll share photos of the hike soon!

How was your weekend?

35 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh the storms have been really bad these last few weeks. We had heavy rain yesterday and more tonight. It is pretty there though. sandie

ImSoVintage said...

I love watching storms roll in over the mountains. Your photos are beautiful, my friend. xo Laura

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good morning! I FINALLY made it over here. Those are great shots of your view. I LOVE taking pictures of clouds..AND I love the song.
I spent my weekend quietly puttering in the yard and playing with my second Fairy Garden. Really enjoyed myself.

Joyce Mayer said...

Thank you for sharing. We reserved a chalet in Asheville for our house hunt and the owner mentioned that Hendersonville is one of THE sweetest towns, and to be sure and stop by when we are in NC.

The pictures are making us so anxious to get up there. More please!

Hugs

Danice said...

Beautiful photos, as always. The Blue Ridge Mntns. are so gorgeous :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, wow your photos are amazing. It must be so pretty in the mountains. Thanks for sharing them with me!
I can't wait to see the photos from your hike.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

TexWisGirl said...

i love the layers of gray in that top shot!

Diane said...

Great pictures! My weekend was wet and cool!

Susie said...

Love the pictures. Does look weird with the clouds on the mountains. Glad you are enjoying yourselves. xoxo,Susie

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome, very mysterious shots. so fun!! ( :
rainy here too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Gorgeous pictures Diane!!

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Beautiful shots ! :)

cucki said...

Sweet pictures x

Musings from Kim K. said...

Can't wait to see your hiking pictures. You always have the best nature adventures.

Leave It To Davis said...

Majestic mountains and awesome clouds....wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing, as I will never see something like this in person. I really enjoy seeing the country through other's eyes.

My weekend was spent working in the dungeon at work....no windows to see out of....20 hours....sad. BUT I'm glad I have a job.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ah, you made it back to your summer home. Hooray for you. It looks like a wonderful location...what a great combo of places you have.

JG said...

Interesting to view the clouds throughout the day! We had our 1st heat wave, so it was an early walk and then enjoying the A/C. :)
~Judy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a show!! I love watching storms come in (although my view is nothing like yours!) and watching the lightening flicker across the sky. Lots of rain here . . . my yard and flowers seem to be saying (along with me) ENOUGH already!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Lovely photos of the mountains and the pretty sky.
I suppose these will be the same Blue Ridge mountains that John Denver sung about.
I spent most of my weekend painting.

Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I can't wait to see your hiking photos. Bet they are awesome.

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! I love seeing the clouds coming over the mountains.. We went out to the reservoir and walked a mile and a half last night...it was cloudy and the scenery over looking the dam was so pretty. Will be sharing photos of it on my blog soon.
hugs,
Cindy

Vee said...

All so beautiful. I think my favorite is the one as the clouds started to give way to sun. You live in a beautiful corner!

Gee, someone at my house got a postcard today. It was not I nor Fioré. He was tickled. =D

Cranberry Morning said...

What a beautiful part of the country you live in! We've been there a handful of times. it's awesome!

20 North Ora said...

Those clouds are what we've had for the past month! Only, ours had tornados in them. It is bright and sunny here today. A welcome relief from all the rain and storms.

Judy

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Even through the storms I can see the beauty and splendor of the mountains and of course, a lovely sunset too.

IT sure does make you think though when you see the formidable clouds...glad you were able to go for a hike!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Awesome pics! I'm glad you got your day of rest.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Your photos are gorgeous!!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful photos friend.
I love the mountains.
Woolie Blessings

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

What beautiful clouds! I love stormy weather. ~Angela~

Linda R said...

Such beautiful photos. Can't wait to see photos of your hike..

Hugs~

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous!!!!! You are quite a hiker, Diane! Don't know if I could do that with this ankle right now- xo Diana....ps...maybe I couldn't do it ANYWAY!;>/

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a view!!! Gorgeous pictures, so glad you have not had bad weather, I wonder how our hurricane season is going to be here....Scares me a little as it has been crazy weather every where

Carol

Cameron said...

Gorgeous photos! Nothing as intriguing or beguiling as a stormy sky....beautiful!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your views are gorgeous!! Beautiful!!

Donna said...

It's a great view for watching clouds! The storms are all out of here now in TN and it's been a very sunny day.