Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunset at Mortons

No trip to the Smoky Mountains is complete without a sunset from Morton's Overlook. This pullout close to Newfound Gap is an excellent spot to watch the sunset especially during the summer months. Arrive early because the parking lot fills up fast.
I can't even begin to describe how spectacular some of the sunsets are. All the varying shades of pink and purple, red and blue, orange and yellow. Only God can create something so beautiful.
 I can't begin to do justice to some of the sunsets we have seen, but here are a few of my favorites.

"Purple Mountains Majesty"

I never get tired watching the fog swirl in and among the mountains. I love how the sun lights up the fog.

"Fire on the Mountain"

Day is dying in the west,

Heav'n is touching earth with rest,

Wait and worship while the night,

Sets her evening lamps alight,

Through all the sky.

The Chimney's are clearly visible in this photo and Newfound Gap Road down at the bottom of the picture.

That is the Cherokee name for these mountains meaning "land of blue smoke"

I am so thankful to the Creator of the Universe for giving us this panorama of beauty for us to enjoy!!


  1. Those are some really great photos. Wonderful scenes.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. How glorious each one is Pearl and every one is different. I adore the fog and sun breaking through.

  3. Your photos are so beautiful.They could be used as postcards.I have enjoyed looking at them.

  4. Breathtaking sunsets. I'd love to visit there someday.

  5. I'm ready to go back. So awesome.

  6. I totally forgot there was a song called " Day is dying in the West. " So fitting. Our God is so awesome.