Monday, January 24, 2011

2010 Best Of...: SKY

I have so many sky pictures in 2010 --so I decided to feature some of them again in my "Best of"  series.   Above is one of my favorite sunset views taken on 2/24/10 when we were at our little cabin on the mountain at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.





I love seeing the BLUE sky --especially in winter.  We had had alot of snow and ICE,  so I took this picture with ice on the trees while looking straight up.  Isn't it gorgeous?








Here is a gorgeous picture of the lunar eclipse.  I know that I just posted this recently--but just getting to see a piece of this eclipse was just awesome.  This was history in the making... We saw this eclipse while at Ocean Isle Beach in December of 2010.






Do you like rainbows like I do?  This double beauty was taken on 5/4/10 while we were at Ocean Isle Beach,  North Carolina.





This beautiful picture showing the sunbeams was taken on 11/22/10 when we were at at the top of the mountain at Mount Mitchell,  North Carolina.





I love seeing the sunset when there are lots of beautiful clouds in the sky.  This sunset was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC on 11/22/10.





Finally,  this beautiful sunrise was taken when we visited Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina,  on 12/23/10.

Hope you enjoyed my 'sky' pictures.   There is so much I love about being out in nature.  Seeing beautiful sky pictures is always a favorite of both George and me.

Hope you also had a good weekend.  I spent the entire time working on my Family History... I love Genealogy --but it takes time and effort for sure!!!!

Hugs,

62 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, I enjoyed these photos very much. It would be hard to choose a favorite but the double rainbow is especially pretty! Wishing you a great day.

Catherine said...

Beautiful photos Betsy!
Hope you have a good week.
xo Catherine

Rita said...

Betsy,
Thank you for the joy you add to my day nearly every morning. With such beautiful pictures.

SquirrelQueen said...

Betsy, you captured some really beautiful sky views. I love the sunset and sunrises but the rainbow is fabulous.

Genealogy is fun and you are so right about the time but it is worth every minute.

Hugs,
Judy

ratieh said...

my fave is the second pic. that's why i love blue so much. =)

i like other pics too, esp sky with rainbow. i love rainbow too! ^^

have a great day Betsy!

Arkansas Patti said...

The first time I saw trees decorated and sparkling with their ice jewelry, I almost drove off the road. It is an awesome sight.
Lovely shots Betsy.

Valerie said...

Those images are so beautiful! How can one look at the rising and setting of the sun - sunbeams shining into a valley, see an amazing rainbow and even watch a lunar eclipse and think that this world with all of its intricacies was formed during a Bang, (forgive me - that's right - it was a BIG bang!) Nonsense!

We serve an amazing God who has created a beautiful world for us to reside in as we await an eternity in ever a better home - I can't even imagine what he has in store for us after this -but I know I don't want to miss it.

Thanks for a beautiful glimpse of our home!

amelia said...

What a beautiful set of pictures!! I wouldn't want to have to choose a favourite but if I did I think it would be the sky over the mountains!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have no words to describe the beauty you have shown.I would say a hearty AMEN to Valerie's comment.What a mighty God we serve!
Blessings,Ruth

B. Meandering said...

Your enthusiasm flows freely through your words, Betsy. Even if I didn't like sky pictures, I would after reading this post! :)
But I do love sky pictures, so I'm really enjoying this.
I like how you have categorized your pictures and are showing us what you consider the best (the falls, the flowers, and now the skies).
My favorite ones here are the mountain shots. Stunning in His majesty!

Beth said...

So beautiful, Betsy! How wonderful that you have pictures from both the coast and the mountains of North Carolina! Of course, the sunbeams in the valley photo is my favorite--it is amazing. I love my mountains ALL the time, but I especially love to watch the interplay of light and shadows on the mountains on partly-cloudy days. It often takes my breath away.

Ishtar said...

How beautiful!!

Harriet said...

Loved the sky pictures! Great way to start the day. Can't wait to read about your genealogy finds.

Chad said...

I am not sure which one I like the best. They are all beautiful. I will say that the one with the rainbow over the ocean is pretty awesome as is the one in NC showing the sunbeams.... a great reminder of God's presence shining down on us!

Jen said...

The sky can set the mood for the day for me sometimes. Great pictures Betsy!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Yes, you certainly did have lots of beautiful sky pictures from 2010!

We spent our weekend mostly indoors watching TV and reading. It was so cold; we didn't want to go outside!

Sandra said...

all the skies are beautiful, i like AR and the beach best of all. beach and sun no matter if it is coming up or going down or highin the sky is my most favorite thing of all

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice group of pictures. It was hard to pick a favorite, I chase that sunset often. I liked the virgo coming out of the clouds from the mountaintop, a very unusual angle.
Steve

Linda said...

These are all so beautiful. I especially enjoyed the double rainbow at the beach and, of course, the moon during the eclipse. Wonderful captures.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I'm really enjoying your "best of" photos, Betsy. I'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite from among these. They are all beautiful.

Daisy said...

Lovely photos, Betsy! I am always drawn to sunsets. They have so many pretty colors in them, and they change so quickly. :)

Dorothy said...

Very nice shots, Betsy! Day before yesterday, we had a glorious sunset here! Hope you have a great week.

Amin said...

Hello!
Wow ...
Wonderful photos!!!

Loren said...

Wow Betsy...Your pics are breathtaking! I LOVE the double rainbow and I think my favorite is the Sunrise on Ocean Isle. The Ocean is so still and it is just such a Peaceful picture! Thank you for sharing all of these...You did amazing!!

Happy Monday :)

Fred Alton said...

My favorite of all of the sky pictures was the double rainbow. There's just something about it that captures my attention. Great pictures - all.

nanny said...

You really got some great shots this year!!!
I love the two complete opposites....rainbow and ice on tree!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Our "head Honcho" is a fabulous artist. Gorgeous photos Betsy.
Still can't get over that moon....
xoxoxoxo

Janice K said...

How nice to see the sun! We finally had a sunny day yesterday, but it is snowing and grey again today.

You have so many beautiful pictures, how do you even narrow it down to a few.

Have a beautiful day!

Karin said...

These are mouth-dropping gorgeous photos Betsy! And everything Valerie said as well.... Our God is an awesome God! A great week to you and George!

SmilingSally said...

I love the sunset pictures, Betsy.

Ginny said...

This is my favorite post of your best of series!! You know how I love my sky pictures!!! Favorites are the sunbeams and double rainbow!! Your "best of" series are giving me an idea to do the same once in a while!

Tricia said...

Heavens to Betsy, Betsy... LoL! These sure are beauties... I especially like the last one... very niiice! =)

Neal said...

Very very nice Betsy!! That first picture is my favorite. I like all of them but that one is special to me.

KathyA said...

These just make me smile!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I love the rainbow picture the best of the group. We did not get much of anything snow-wise last night here. More may come in the next few days. Have a great day!

Small City Scenes said...

A beautiful series of sky shots, Betsy. the 'beam me up' shot was taken on my birthday. So nice of you--LOL.
Isn't picture taking so much fun. MB

Theanne... said...

Love sky shots and yours are incredibly beautiful...I was trying to pick a favorite but couldn't, they're all my favorite. Keep on klicking!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Well I again repeat,I love these photos! I am fascinated by the sky.
I do like your variety of pics
kim

~mel said...

As always ~ Breath taking BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the email :) ~ only one more game to go! 2 more weeks and I'm on the road again ... look out Texas and look out Tennessee!

~mel said...

I forgot to add ... And all the states in between!!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I did enjoy your sky photos!!! Every one of them is gorgeous...I love the eclipse photo so much!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful photos Betsy! I always love to see a rainbow!
My husband has been working on our family genealogy for years ..it is lots of work and research.

Janie said...

Wow, this is a great collection of sky photos, Betsy. The double rainbow is my favorite.

Peggy said...

breathtaking! You are so talented and I really think you should do a book of all your photos.

imac said...

Ha, great minds Betsy.
These are wonderful shots, rainbow is my fav.

Marydon said...

At the end of rainbow is a pot of gold ... Heaven & God. Just awesome pics Betsy ... you capture so beautifully things not everyone may be so blessed to see, but thru your eyes.

Have a beauatiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Cicero Sings said...

You've got some lovely shots there Betsy! Love the rainbow. We seem to have had more than our fair share of gray skies this winter.

Mamma has spoken said...

Oh ice and branches! I love branches but you knew that already ;o) But love the colors found in that picture.

Glenda said...

Sky pics - especially sunsets are favorites of mine, too! These are some glorious views!

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

I do enjoy seeing your pictures..have a good day. Trish

Diane said...

Very nice pictures, Betsy. I especially like the one of the lunar eclipse. Diane

Velva said...

Awesome photos!!! The photo of the lunar eclipse is stunning. Just amazing.

Velva

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

They are all wonderful, Betsy. I love to gaze at the sky myself. I'm really liking your "2010 best of..." series. Can't wait to see what's next! Take care. ~Cheryl

LV said...

There is nothing but beauty in all of these great sights. I still like that moon shot.

Tootie said...

Your sky photos are beautiful Betsy. I thought the sunbeams was my favorite, but that was followed by several that I also liked a lot. It would certainly be hard to pick a winner. :)

misslynda said...

You take so many gorgeous photos. it must be very difficult to pick your favorite. However, you have the lovely memories to go with the pictures.

amy said...

Awesome photos! So beautiful. I would never have been able to pick my favorite.

Together We Save said...

I love that double rainbow picture!! So pretty!

carolina nana said...

Beautiful sky pics Betsy, I couldn't decide which was my favorite,I like em all !!
Hope you found a millionaire in your family closet, hahahaha !
Since that lady found Opra in her family closet who knows what you or I could find !!
have a blessed tomorrow.
Marilyn

Sunny said...

Breathtaking pictures! I love the double rainbows :)
☼ Sunny

Twilight said...

All the photos are so lovely and heavenly. It displayed how beautiful the nature can be. Only blessed ones could capture lovely sights. The less fortunate would probably be hungry and looking at the vultures hovering above! Just kidding Betsy!

Once again, I love your heavenly photos!

Ruthi said...

oh... your sky photos are all awesome especially the sunsets. love them all.