Lessons From The Trail

Watch Your Step

Everyone enjoys daydreaming now and then – humorous thoughts, events from earlier in the day or something planned for tomorrow, the face of a beautiful woman…

That’s what happened to me on my last hike to Hen Wallow Falls, near Cosby, Tennessee. I was on my way back to the parking area, after enjoying the 90-foot tall waterfall, following a downhill trail with many small rocks – and, a significant amount of mud from recent rainfall.

Rather than paying close attention to every step, I allowed my mind to wander to pleasant thoughts of a lovely lady from Lisbon, Portugal. A second later, my feet were airborne and I landed on my keister in the mud – D’oh! 😂

Shoutout To Friends

I have many friends here on WordPress and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites, like their posts and leave comments, too.

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Tiffany Arp-Daleo

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From San Diego, California, Tiffany is a very good painter & mixed media artist, utilizing a style she describes as Bohemian Abstract…

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Carla Milho

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From Lisbon, Portugal, Carla is a very talented creative writer sharing imagination, positivity, courage & her inspirational life experiences…

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Mamen An

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From Spain, Mamen An describes herself as a free thinker with the soul of a poet, with splendid lyrics about dreams, relationships & love…

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Anna Liwun

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From Germany, Anna is Indonesian and trilingual, sharing her experiences on travel, food, faith, communication & also writing fiction…


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From Portugal With Imagination

Truly a naturally beautiful woman, Carla Milho, based in Lisbon, Portugal, is a gifted & creative writer with a wonderful sense of imagination. I very much enjoyed her recent writing, “To Conquer“, and encourage you to visit her web site to read more positive, insightful and inspiring works.


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Words of Inspiration

After reading “Lost In Time And Space” – a poem by my friend & writer Carla Milho – I was inspired and responded by writing the following poem…

In the depths of despair
When time had no hands
Her clothes tattered and torn.

She questioned, “why me”?
Searching deep in her soul
Found hope and love reborn.

Now upright with courage
Each step purposeful
The Red Warrior roams free.

Named Carla Milho
Her friends celebrate
The life which has come to be.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


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Year In Review 2020

Time sure flies, and I’ve enjoyed many things in the year 2020. Here are some details:

And, a wonderful new friendship…

Carla Milho


Writer | Red Warrior

Lisbon, Portugal

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2021 ~ the best is yet to come!

A Poem Then And Again

© 2020 Phil Perkins

I’m a photographer, designer and artist. And, from time to time, I indulge myself with words. I’m not a poet, per se, but there are times when I do enjoy the creative process of writing short poems. Yet, to do so requires a source of inspiration…

Fortunately, I have a good friend named Carla Milho, a gifted writer from Lisbon, Portugal, with whom I converse on a regular basis. I’m grateful for her friendship, and always enjoy her writings – some of which have inspired these poems as my response:

Were the day night, and night to be day,
The tables changed of linens and wax.
A challenge of discovery,
Unraveling to be my task.

Response to “Uncover Me If You Are Able“, by Carla Milho


The story you write in the book that you share,
the smiles and the laughter contagious.
True friendship with Carla is really a treat,
her sense of humor outrageous!

Response to “I Already Know What I Need…A Pinch of Salt“, by Carla Milho


Beauty in the pen,
Through the hand,
From the mind.
To share inner thoughts,
Conscientious and kind.

She writes from the heart,
Thoughts collected
By choice.
Her topics refined,
Developed and with voice.

Response to “Muse“, by Carla Milho


⭐ A light to the east,
After dark
In the sky.

🕊 A dove is released,
And my wish
Came to fly.

🙏 Bound for the heavens,
With trust
In a prayer.

❤️ The woman I love,
With hope
We will share.

Response to “Make A Wish To A Star And It Will Come True“, by Carla Milho

Streets of Portugal

Based on a photograph, this vintage grunge-style digital artwork features an urban setting along a crowded hillside street in the European city of Porto, Portugal. Pick out a print for your home or office – or, as a gift – at these galleries:

Lisbon, Portugal

Prints available. Rich, orange-colored terra cotta tiled rooftops adorn vintage architecture by the sea, as seen here in my digital art rendition of Lisbon, Portugal. Based on a photograph from unsplash.com. Thanks for stopping by!

An Aspiring Writer

Do You Speak Portuguese? I don’t, but I have a friend from Portugal who is an aspiring writer with a Google Translate button in the sidebar – she is Carla Milho.

I encourage you to visit her site and follow her work! She’s an honest, truthful person who writes from the heart with sincerity and passion, following her dreams through engaging, life-experience discussions of ambition and goal-setting, an appeal to self-improvement, cautious tales of deleterious external influences, the value of family and friendships & other points of interest.


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