Friday, July 15, 2011
Here are a few shots of the Smoky Mountains that I took while my grandson and I were on vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nearby, encompassing 814 square miles and is the most visited National Park in the country. If you've ever wondered how these mountains got their name, it is because of the blue mist that always seems to hover around the peaks and valleys. The Cherokee called them shaconage, (shah-con-ah-jey) or "place of the blue smoke". Visit SkyWatch Friday to see more wonderful skies from all over the world.