Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Lately, my horizons have been decorated with intensely colored sunsets and breathtaking sunrises, but always bounded by the mountains I have chosen to call home. Peach-orange brush strokes light up the sky while the world below is retreating into blue and black shadows:

sunset in HC

Golden hazy clouds simulate a light-covered ocean beyond the mountain ridge skyline:

sky is turning golden

Purple dancing with crimson and gold dress up the sky in festive colors before night closes in:

Sunset over Appalachia

The final golden-hued rays kiss the mountains tops good-night and promise to return after the dark hiatus of the night:

golden sunset from Shen Mtn

And morning does return. The clear blue ridgeline against the pale morning sky cannot contain for long the ephemeral misty veils beginning to rise:

gap in morning mist copy

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24 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

  1. Barneysday says:

    Breathtaking, simply beautiful. Thank you


  2. Khana says:

    Amazing pictures 🙂


  3. Great photos for the challenge 🙂


  4. I really like these shots, Annette!


  5. Lovely horizons, Annette, from your peaceful mountain home. 🙂


  6. CatherineTs says:

    Gorgeous – almost surreal!


  7. Tish Farrell says:

    What truly wondrous horizons, Annette. The first one made me gasp.


  8. Tish – I saw those colors in the making while driving down a mountain road and knew I had a very short window to find a safe place (well, sort of) to stop and get that picture. It was magical to see the colors intensify and then fade away again within just a few minutes.


  9. Java Girl says:

    Wow! That is so gorgeous!!


  10. mpejovic says:

    I was really enjoying your sunset shots until I saw your morning photos, which are even more beautiful!


  11. Dina says:

    They are all stunning!


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