Sunlight On Cascades

The Smoky Mountains


Enjoy the beauty of white water along Middle Prong Little River, as a sliver of sunlight crests the mountain to illuminate an edge of running water. Prints available.

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Waterfall In The Smokies

Moss On The Mountain


After enjoying a sunrise along the Foothills Parkway, I made my way into the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. There, this was one of a few roadside waterfalls at which I stopped to photograph along the drive.

Prints available.

Richland Creek

Beautiful Cascades


This is Richland Creek, a scenic waterway running along the Laurel-Snow Falls Trail, near Dayton, Tennessee. There are many sights to enjoy, here, and I encourage hikers to visit the park – it’s one of my favorites! Prints available.

Water Chasing Gravity

Middle Prong Little River

Take a seat, kick back and enjoy the sounds of nature…birds welcoming the change of season, a gentle morning breeze rustling through the forest, and a pleasant, relaxing sound of flowing water. This is what awaits your visit to the Smoky Mountains, as shown here in Tennessee. You can also enjoy such scenes from home…

Short Story: She’s A Dream

Based on a recent comment I made on the web site of a friend, I wrote this short story this morning. Entitled, She’s A Dream, I hope that you’ll enjoy reading it.


I rested on a tropical sandy cay, comfortable in a low seat with my bare feet in warm, shallow water. Small waves carried the tranquil and continuous rhythm of ocean currents on shore, breaking into sand and drowning in retreat.

With a cooling but mild summer breeze rustling palm fronds through the trees on shore behind me, I dreamed I heard a British woman from the past – Clementine – sounding a conch shell from a hillside in the distance.

I was at peace as the sun grew old, slowly dropping from the sky, setting colors of gold, orange and peach in brilliant illumination across scattered clouds on the horizon. Then, on the edge of time, sunlight refracted through a level plane in the ocean, casting a bright, blinding green flash!

Moments passed into minutes, until my sight returned. And, then I saw her – the silhouette of a beautiful woman slowly walking along the shoreline in my direction. Long, flowing hair wafting on thermals, hips swaying slightly with each casual step, I could tell that she wasn’t very tall, and watched closely as she approached.

She was barefoot with a lovely figure, suntanned, wearing a bikini top and fishnet skirt, and also wore a small diamond piercing on her nose. Immediately, I was drawn to the most beautiful pair of brown eyes I’d ever seen…she was a goddess!

I was captured by a vision of her beauty, when suddenly she spoke –

Hello my dear friend, Phil. How are you today?

What?! I’d never seen this woman before – though very much wish that I had. Who was she? I was on a remote tropical island in the Caribbean… At that moment, a small coconut detached from a palm tree, dropping on my head and knocking me to the ground.

When later I regained my senses, I was alone and realized that she was only a dream.

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Poem In Response

Inspired by a friend, writer Carla Milho & her recent work, “Rest In Peace” – where she discusses the gift of life, present challenges, and an optimistic future – I wrote this short poem in response

The dark corners of empty rooms
Negative events of the past
I’ll put aside such memories
Like ghosts not meant to last.

Instead, the sounds of happiness
From friends who really care
This miracle of life, so grand
It’s mine – to live and share.

My dreams ahead, pursued with hope
I’ll focus on the positive
Because the best is yet to come
And, yes, I’ve got so much to give!


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Morning On Clear Creek

Morning fog lingers in the gorge at Clear Creek, located at the Obed Wild & Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee. If you’d be interested in a print, then visit my gallery at Fine Art America. Many selections available!

Rocks And Water

Follow the water falling over rocks in cascades, flowing with gravity from Meigs Falls downstream towards Little River. Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, many fine prints are available in my gallery to enjoy in your home, office, lobby or cafeteria setting.

Scenic Sunrise

Start your day today and everyday with a print in your home featuring this picturesque sunrise over the Smoky Mountains. I shot this photograph from a scenic overlook along the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley, Tennessee. Many print types are available to enjoy!

Sunrise In The Smokies

Here are a few sunrise photographs I recently shot while visiting the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, taken from several different scenic overlooks along the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley. Prints available.

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