Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blue Ridge Mountains in Haze



You often see pictures of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a blue hue going off into the distance.  This is not something you see every day so when I caught these photos I was excited.  The combination of the humidity, and haze worked to my advantage.  This is the view from the deck of the Grove Park Inn Asheville.

With the hot, humid hazy days we have been having the Blue Ridge Mountains are showing  their characteristically blue hue.  The mountains are noted for their bluish color when seen from a distance. Trees put the "blue" in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color.



Some info on the mountains for those not familiar with them - The Blue Ridge range is part of the Appalachian Mountains and begins in southern Pennsylvania and extends into northern Georgia with over 125 peaks exceeding 5,000 feet including Mount Mitchell at 6684 feet.

Hope you all are surviving the heat. I am off to the River Arts Studio Stroll this weekend - hope to post that this week.

21 comments:

Catherine said...

The colors in your photo are amazing ~ very pretty!
xo Catherine

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful!! These mountains are truly living up to their exotic and mysterious name!! Yay!!!

Take care in the heat, please! x

Odie Langley said...

I am always amazed by photos of the NC mountains. Thanks for the great pictures.

Mountain Mama said...

My husband and I moved here to NC last November and I immediately fell in love with those mountains and that blue haze over them. That's why I named my blog "Into the Wild Blue Yonder." We started hiking in the Appalachians and the South Mountains last December and I am continually amazed by all the beauty we find here in our new home.

I hope you're having a great weekend. I really enjoy your blog. :)

Linda Makiej said...

really beautiful sooc shot!! :)

Nikki . said...

Beautiful photos... really interesting post...

Jan n Jer said...

These are simply stunning mountains...great pictures! Gorgeous area to explore n live!

Angi said...

very scenic view and cool photo!

Christine Gail said...

You've captured something mystical here. Great colour and composition. Well Done!

Christy

Jan said...

I love these, monochromatic and stunning.

innergybeauty said...

Nice blue ridge mountain. Perfect post for Scenic Sunday. Pls check-out my entry..Thanks.

Appalachian Lady said...

You captured the blue ridges perfectly. My photos often come out too light. Good job!
I'm looking forward to your upcoming post on the arts tour.

Janneke said...

What a great view ..
Love to see it in real life ;o)

Teresa said...

Those are wonderful shots! Great lesson as well on what makes the mountains appear blue.

carrielt said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for the visit.

Lesley said...

This looks so beautiful. I have seen so many beautiful sights from NC (from bloggers) that I really, really want to visit.

LV said...

Those mountains are lovely no matter what the weahter.

pat said...

the distant view is delicate like a watercolor....

chubskulit said...

Beautiful blue, perfect to start the week.

Yummy Blues

EG Wow said...

I love the various layers of colours! Exquisite!

ladyfi said...

Love the layers of mountains -and they really are blue. Gorgeous shots!

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