This vibrant double-sided print floor pillow is a versatile seating or lounging option that will update any room. It has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care, and, of course, it’s very comfortable! The cushion cover is made of durable 100% spun polyester – fills must be purchased separately. Dimensions are 36″ by 36″. Enjoy this fun pattern design!
While visiting the Twin Arches in Tennessee, I explored this small cave featuring a gap at that back that allowed light to stream inside. I’ve added this photograph to my gallery at Pixels, where many prints are available to select – so, check it out…
Add some color to that boring wall in your home with this vibrant, premium wrapped canvas print from Zazzle! Made from an additive-free cotton-poly blend, it’s long lasting and fade resistant – a gallery quality print made in Reno, Nevada. Available in several sizes.
Time and weather permitting, you’ll have a great time hiking the Twin Arches! Here’s a short video from under the North Arch…
I also shot several photographs of this interesting geological destination, which are now available as prints in my gallery at Pixels. Here are a few examples –
Hope to see you soon. In the meantime…
Enjoy the great outdoors!
I recently visited the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, which encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau – in both Kentucky and Tennessee – and boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs.
With many sights to see, I decided to hike the Twin Arches, described as “the most impressive rock arches in the eastern United States”. The North Arch has a clearance of 51 feet, a span of 93 feet and its top deck is 62 feet high, while the South Arch has a clearance of 70 feet, a span of 135 feet and its top deck is 103 feet high.
Here’s a video taken at the South Arch…
A sign at the park provided this description as to how these arches were formed:
Weaker layers of sandstone form the base of the nearly vertical walls of this narrow ridge. The weathering of these erosion-susceptible layers caused sections of the wall to fall away, forming shallow rock shelters on both sides of the ridge.
The collapse and shelter enlarging process continued until two “windows” in the narrow ridge were formed. This opening enlarged until it reached the stronger and more erosion-resistant sandstone layer of rim rock that caps the Twin Arches.
A cave was situated under one end of the South Arch, so I entered to discover that there was an exit at the back, albeit a narrow passage at approx. 18″ wide. Footprint-impressions in the sand from hikers provided some assurance that the cave was empty – no bats or bears. But, watch your step & don’t bump your head!
Here’s a short video as I entered the cave…
The top of the arches are one contiguous surface area, accessible by stairs, though the South Arch has additional areas visitors may ascend so as to attain the best view:
At the pinnacle, scenic views were truly spectacular on this fine day – unique walls of eroded sandstone, mountains and valleys lined with trees, and an interesting cap-rock area to walkabout. Here are a few examples:
Here’s a video of the surrounding environment –
The only complaint I had while visiting the Twin Arches is Divide Road. As soon as you leave TN-154, you can expect to travel for nearly 5 miles along a gravel road which is narrow with frequent & deep potholes, many hidden by shadows from trees lining the road. So, to be safe, I drove this stretch at less than 10 m.p.h..
Keep in mind, however, that the most impressive sights to see at the Twin Arches are at ground level. So, stay tuned for Part Two…
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For many years, a seagull has called the top perch of this local street light his own. Last winter, however, a marauding crow sought to intervene, and, by virtue of its very annoying screech, drive the seagull from the pole position…
Let the games begin!
Footnote: the seagull persevered.
Might this be the beginning of another island in a chain of islands? Or, perhaps something more…the hatching of a prehistoric Pterodactyl? Whatever the case, these waters appear dangerous and not suitable for swimming! As such, guests are invited to discover some fun gifts and/or apparel merchandise in my galleries:
Hope to see you soon!
Apple. Samsung. Google. Whatever phone you use, choose this OtterBox iPhone case to protect your investment against drops and tumbles. With an abstract black and white image, this one of a kind design will stand out in a crowd!
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Enjoy my digital rendition of people milling about an art fair. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Redbubble. Stop by for a visit, sometime.
Prior to construction of a 6-story parking garage, this stylized photographic collage features early signage of impending development. To alter a wall in your home or office, this image is available on a variety of prints in my gallery at Pixels.
Available in several different styles, colors and sizes, this t-shirt features a whimsical walking rabbit. It makes a great gift-giving idea – so, stop by today to share a smile with the happy recipient of this fun apparel!
This fashionable courier bag is made by Rickshaw Bagworks in San Francisco, California, and is available in 4 sizes. It’s both water resistant & extra durable (machine-washable) – a powerhouse of versatility, perfect as a workday commuter, overnight attaché, or travel bag. It features several storage compartments, and the colors (interior binding) can be customized to your liking. Enjoy!
Hiking on Mount Le Conte near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the trail had many turns and became colder as I ascended above the frost line. This photograph is available on a variety of print types, including this customizable framed print. Check it out!
Enjoy the great outdoors!
This black and white photograph was shot inside of an open Greek Revival structure, located at Island Drive Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, it’s in my gallery at Pixels – check it out!
Visit my gallery at Redbubble to discover this design on a variety of items in the following categories – apparel, cases & skins, wall art, home decor, bags and stationary.
Made in Valhalla, New York, this colorful laptop sleeve would make a great gift for the student(s) in your family! Available in different sizes, it’s lightweight and made of water resistant neoprene. It features a top loading zipper enclosure, also. Enjoy!
Enjoy this abstract sun design with texture and an earth tones color palette highlighting shades of brown. Visit my gallery at Pixels to discover a wide assortment of interesting items available, including great gift-giving ideas!
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