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.
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday