Friday, October 31, 2014

Sunset Over the Mountains


Blairsville, GA ( high 55, low 28)  30% chance of snow


We had such beautiful weather last week. The skies were blue, temperatures in the upper 60’s and no wind.   That has changed abruptly, and we now have a chance of snow, tonight and tomorrow.  We’d like to see some snow, so that’s okay with us.

We  planned on leaving this Sunday, but not surprisingly, we just can’t seem to bring ourselves to drag ourselves away.  We love it here, and the color is still pretty nice.  We’re not as brave as Merikay and Craig, and prefer to drive through Atlanta on a Sunday, but I guess that won’t happen.

The other evening, we drove over to Brasstown Bald mountain to watch the sunset.  We’ve taken a lot of sunset pictures over the ocean, so we decided it was time to get some from the top of the mountain.

We weren’t the only ones there.


We chose to stay in the parking lot, instead of walking up the .6 mile paved trail, which goes straight up the mountain.  We had done it earlier in the day, and it was a tough one.  I think it was more due to lack of oxygen, but I could never seem to catch my breath.  They have a bus that takes you up, but they stop running at 5pm.  The pictures would have been much better, but it would have been a cold and dark hike back down after sunset.



We stood around and waited for the sun to go down.  It was getting pretty chilly.

Brasstown Bald sunset

Brasstown Bald sunset

The interesting cloud formations made for some nice photos.

Brasstown Bald sunset



Brasstown Bald sunset





It’s funny how the different light brought such different colors.


Soon, our sunsets will look more like this.




  1. Snow ! Hmm, don't think we will get it here in Unadilla Georgia, still pretty nice here.
    Nice sunset photos.

  2. We've gotten passed the phase of wanting to see the s@#w that we see due to our late departure.
    Right now we have finally shut our windows in an attempt to warm up without turning on the heat in the apartment and the forecast for the next few days is below freezing temperatures at night with wind chills below freezing during the days.
    Looking forward to your future sunsets as well.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Nice sunset pictures. We're supposed to get some snow here tomorrow morning. Going to be pretty cold. Glad I'm off tomorrow!

  4. We are in Northern Tennessee and yes, snow is forecasted! Got my electric blanket out and flannels at the ready! Beautiful sunset!

  5. Beautiful! The weather here in Tavares FL has been quit nice. Warm but not hot at all. We have been told a cold front id due in tomorrow. Have a happy Halloween.


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