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SkyWatch at Jiminy Peak

swftomSky Watch Friday is a photo meme with photos of sunrises, sunsets, blue skies, gray skies, pink skies, dark skies and any other kind of sky posted by bloggers all over the planet.

Outside the hotel in Berkshires in afternoon
Afternoon View Outside Jiminy Peak Country Inn

Three photos from the same vantage point: the first one was taken on January 26, a day of some sunshine and wonderful skiing with the family. You may notice that all the snow in the second photo has been washed away by the rains in this one. But Jiminy Peak in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts does a great job of snow making and grooming, so skiing was fine.

Outside Jiminy Peak Country Inn in early morning
Outside Jiminy Peak Country Inn in early morning, day of rain

On this day, January 25, it rained so much and the winds were high so the mountain was closed, unusual for January.

pre dawn at Jiminy Peak Country Inn
pre dawn at Jiminy Peak Country Inn

Everyone was asleep except me and the friendly desk clerk.

Louise says

These are beautiful. Such different views of the same scene. I love the Berkshire Mountains. I have only been there once, but I was completely smitten with them.

Regina says

Hello Leora. Lovely views and skies!
Great captures.
Enjoy the weekend.

James says

H Leora. I love the sky and the way that the mountains seem to criss cross at angles. The lights add a nice touch too.

Sylvia Kirkwood says

Lovely variety of shots, Leora! Great captures! Love the different shades and colors in the first one! Hope you have a great weekend!


Carver says

Wonderful shots of the mountains. That's too bad that they had to close the ski slopes because of all the rain. I know that's hard on the businesses who rely on it.

EWok says

I love the lovely muted hues in the first image.

Jew Wishes says

What beautiful captures of nature. The varied tones in the photos are lovely, especially the pastel tones in the first capture.

quiltworks says

Nice photos of Berkshires. I love the progression of the photos from day to night!


Quiltworks sky

Leora says

It's actually reverse chronological order - from late afternoon one day, then early early morning the previous day, then one hour earlier than that, before the sun came up.

ramblingwoods says

The rains affected our ski areas too, but they were also able to make snow..but I don't know that the scenery was as beautiful as this.....Michelle

Carletta says

Lovely images all Leora!
Such beautiful and different color palettes in each.
I vacation in the middle of winter - sigh! :)

AnnieElf says

Good morning Leora. My, how the view changes with each changing day and time of day. I remember years ago when my husband was leaving Treasure Island, the last week he was there he went to the same spot everyday taking the same view. Each picture was so different, just as these are. I especially like the rain picture.

Ilana-Davita says

Just beautiful!

Robin from Israel says

What a fascinating series. I'm glad they were able to reopen the mountain quickly so you could all get back out there again.

Joyce says

I like how you framed a light in the mountain scene in each photograph.
Joyce, IL, USA

Kcalpesh says

Cool comparision of the same place at different times! :-) Nice shots!

Pixellicious Photos

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations says

Lovely to see this same view at different times of day in differing conditions ... marvelous idea for Sky Watch
Hugs and blessings,


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