A trip up the mountain where there’s a “Blue Ridge Parkway” style overlook facing a group of medium height mountains, had more in store for me than I had originally thought. It was just after sunrise and the sky was deep blue except for a few distant clouds coming from the Mt. Mitchell area. Roan Horsetop Mountain was bright green against a frame of dark shadows still awaiting the sun. There was no hint of rain.
Like a Hollywood special effect, this column of colors suddenly began to grow from the forest. The distant clouds were no longer so distant, and shadows from clouds to the east were drifting across the face of the mountain.
Finally the bow extended across the entire sky, and still no visible rain. There must have a been a fine mist falling from the clouds. It was obviously enough to make what you see here. My original intention was to photograph Roan Horsetop with Mountain Laurel in the foreground. I’ll close with that image.