Prints available. Located in the Laurel-Snow State Natural Area, near Dayton, Tennessee, Richland Creek provides visitors with scenic, peaceful surroundings. Hikers can discover boulders as large as 50-feet, a series of small and large waterfalls, and also historic remnants over 100 years old from the Dayton Coal & Iron Company.
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.
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.
© 2021 Phil Perkins
Modified header photo from unsplash.com.
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!
© 2021 Phil Perkins
Modified photo from unsplash.com.
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…
Somethings intrigue all creatures, such as a beautiful evening sunset over the ocean. I hope that you enjoy this image, a digital collage of two photographs with enhanced detail, tonal adjustments and texture added. Visit my gallery at Pixels to see more. Thanks for stopping by!
This photograph of the Atlantic Ocean was taken during low tide at sunrise on Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina – available on a poster. Have a nice day!
Enjoy the balance and harmony of this mandala in a framed print for your home. Select an appropriate size, frame, mat, paper and finish to make it your own! Many other print types are available, also, as well as different products – home decor, lifestyle, beach, greeting cards, stationary, phone cases, apparel and coffee mugs.