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Abrams Falls in Cades Cove, TN

Abrams Falls at Cades Cove, TN

Nature, Photography April 22, 2019

Sometimes it takes longer than expected to reach your destination, as it’s difficult not to stop to enjoy nature. Such was my experience recently while driving to Cades Cove in Tennessee, pausing to view this random roadside waterfall:

Once in Cades Cove, you’ll drive along an 11-mile road that’s a one-way loop through a valley surrounded by mountains. After crossing Abrams Creek, turn right on the gravel road (see Red Star) leading to the trailhead. Restrooms are available.

To beat the crowds – it’s one of the most popular areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Parkarrive early. I began my hike at 9:00 a.m. and encountered only three people returning on the trail, with three more taking photographs at Abrams Falls. By the time I left, dozens of people were en route.

Considered moderate in difficulty, hikers can expect to take 3-4 hours on the 5-mile roundtrip hike to Abrams Falls, which traverses pine-oak forest on the ridges and hemlock-rhododendron forest along the river. The sound of running water remains constant along the trail, though elevations vary by several hundred feet.

Named for a Cherokee chief whose village once stood several miles downstream, Abrams Falls are only 20 feet high but account for a substantial volume of water.

Here’s a short video –

Gallery

Here are some beautiful landscape photographs I took while hiking in Cades Cove, along the trail to Abrams Falls

If you’d be interested in owning a print, I’ve included select photographs in my gallery at Pixels. Each is available on a variety of different print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and acrylic.

Thanks for stopping by!

another roadside attraction

Roadside Waterfall

Nature, Photography April 20, 2019

While driving in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, located in Tennessee, I spotted this small waterfall along the side of the road and was able to stop for a photograph. You can see this image on a variety of prints – and other items, too – in my gallery at Pixels. Stop by for a visit!

yoga fitness gear

Abstract Black And White Yoga Mat

Abstract, Products April 16, 2019

Stay in shape using this premium yoga mat from Pixels. It measures 24″ by 72″ and is 1/4″ thick, made of natural rubber with a blended microfiber top surface. The underside has textured dimples for better floor grip and, of course, it’s portable to travel along with you for your workouts. Also, see more great product options!

premium yoga mat with interesting black and white pattern design
Science fiction design available on items!

Mystery of Giant Egg At Sea

Science Fiction, Surreal April 15, 2019

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!

Turn The Corner Framed Print

Nature, Products April 12, 2019

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!

Golden Shade of Autumn

Golden Shade of Autumn

Nature, Photography April 9, 2019

Dry leaves crackle as I step along a hillside by the river, at peace in the forest beneath the vibrant, golden shade of autumn.

Phil Perkins

This photograph was taken along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I finally added it to my gallery at Pixels, today. If you’d like to see more, several different print-types are available (framed, canvas, art, metal, acrylic and wood).

Land of The Golden Orb

Land of The Golden Orb

Space, Science Fiction April 7, 2019

With terrain difficult to traverse by either surface-rover or foot, an aerial transport is required to visit this mysterious Land of The Golden Orb. I used Bryce to create this science fiction landscape, as well as Adobe Photoshop for finishing details.

Visit my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle to discover some really far-out stuff!