Daybreak clouds at the South Toe River Valley

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Mysterious, captivating and exquisite, a morning in the mountains with clouds rising from the valley floor provides a mesmerizing view of atmospheric wonder.

The senses of the photographer are sharpened and suitably observant at sunrise. You really don’t know what will transpire as you exercise patience with the ever-changing sky.

The South Toe River Valley is apt to produce a sea of cloud inversion during the summer. In the shadow of the tallest mountain range east of the Mississippi River, anomalies like the tall cloud rising toward the sunrise provide the pleasing and unusual.

It’s often said, but there’s nothing quite like viewing a sunrise. If you like variety, there’s nothing to beat these views.

This picture reminds me of the  verse from the song, Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow, it’s clouds illusions I recall, I really don’t know clouds all.”  (June 19, 1967: Gandalf Publishing Co) Honey Badger loves his daybreak prowls!

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