Friday, July 15, 2011

SkyWatch Friday






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.

14 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Glad you are back and made beautiful photo's. I hadn't seen the ones of yesterday. You are a daredevil of a grandmother!Three times...Must have been fun (afterwards)

Birdman said...

This makes me recall our journey through them a few years back. Stunning at every turn.

Halcyon said...

Looks like it was a hot day!

Misfit in Paradise said...

My first thought at the sight of those mountains was, "where did she find hills in Florida?"

Mama-Bug said...

I love these beautiful skies from the Smoky Mountains!

Kaori said...

I've heard of the smokey mountains but I think this is my first time actually seeing photos! So pretty how everything is blue :D

forgetmenot said...

Glad you had a great vacation with your grandson--such fun. Lovely photos of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tenn.--I've always wanted to drive through that part of the country--looks so pretty. Have a great week and "rest up" from your vacation! Mickie :)

Pam said...

I love seeing mountains rising above the horizon and into the sky.. its such a peaceful scene.

Hugs,
Pam

Jack said...

I went through there maybe 30 years ago, and from your pictures today, I don't think much has changed. That is a good thing!

*Honest Abe said...

I enjoyed having a look at your sky pictures and the mill photo is fabulous.

He has been a blessing to us. He is friendly to everyone. Him and the big cat got along from the start. They don't fuss at all. He doesn't bark or whine. His teeth look perfect. He was dirty and has had one bath. He goes to see his vet on Monday afternoon. She will give him a general checkup and his shots. My granddaughter (11 years old) loves him and takes him out on a lease to do his business. They are best friends.

Sailor said...

Three amazing pictures. I love the first one with clouds pretending to be mountains.

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Tamera said...

Very nice images Lois! I've been to the Smoky Mountains. They are indeed very pretty.

Lisa Wilson said...

Pretty shots!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots.

Regards!