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.
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…
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.
Visit my shop at Society 6 to discover some really cool merchandise featuring this muted orange, symmetrical mandala graphic design. With a wide range of products available – and often on sale! – you’ll find many great gift-giving ideas: here are a few…
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!