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Late evening is the prettiest time of day on the lake. We took the boat out around the corner to the main channel to watch the sunset. Click photos to view larger versions.

twilight blue
The lake glows sparkly blue right before sunset.

sunset sky over water
Looking toward the sunset

Clouds and reflections

sunset glowing water orange sky and water

looking back from boat
Looking back

just after sunset back at houseboat waves and reflections at houseboat after sunset
Getting darker

lake and mtns at dark
The lake looks surreal after the sun sets.

moon and sky over lake at houseboat
The moon and sky over lake.

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Sky over Great SmokiesThese are the Great Smoky Mountains and Nantahala National Forest surrounding the lake that I live on. These photos were taken more than two weeks ago, I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t even had time to post them. Everything is much greener and thicker in the woods now, and the lake is full after flooding rains several times over the past couple of weeks. Click any photo to view larger.

Princess Trees blooming in the mtns
Princess Trees (Paulownia tomentosa) blooming in the mountains. These trees are pretty when in bloom, they remind me of clusters of purple grapes. They are considered an extremely invasive species here though as they are rapid growers and colonize by root and spread by seed. They are also very weak trees and therefore dangerous. I would not recommend these trees even though they are sold as fast-growing shade trees and ornamentals.

sky and mountains lake is almost full lake
Mountains and Lake

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Looks like spring isn’t quite here yet. According to the National Weather Service, a big snowstorm is headed our way. The snow is supposed to start late tomorrow night and last through Saturday, with accumulations of up to 8 inches expected. I think I would rather have the rain. :)

Tonight, the sky is hazy with clouds gathering as the moon rises. Here’s the view out my window right now: (Click photos to enlarge)

the moon tonight
Hazy moon rising tonight

moon, stars and jet trail
Moon, stars and jet trail

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We had such a pretty sunset tonite. The sky was filled with bright orange, glowing clouds for several minutes after the sun went down.

sunset clouds

clouds at sunset

orange sky

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