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! 😂

Lessons From The Trail

Listen To Your Body


After hiking all day, it’s finally time to go home. However, the parking area is miles away, and, being impatience, you decide to walk faster in order to arrive at your car sooner.

I’ve found myself in similar circumstances several times and have come to understand, that, when I observe myself starting to drag my feet, tripping here and there on rocks and tree roots, it’s a good idea to slow down. Though falling on the trail isn’t fatal, ones diminished reaction time due to fatigue makes it more difficult to catch or control any given stumble; thus, more likely to sustain an injury – heads up.

Rhinoceros Giraffe Elephant

Elephant Giraffe Rhinoceros

A dusty, parched landscape and blistering hot sun has this elephant, giraffe and rhinoceros on the move, searching for a drink of water. See prints and more in my shops at Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels. Thanks!

On The Move

After Work

After Work


The 5:00 o’clock whistle has sounded, and a large group of people filter outdoors after a long day at work. Some will visit my shops at Redbubble and Pixels, to discover some great prints and other items. You’re welcome to come along, too…

Walking In The Rain

Enjoy my colorful rendition of lights reflecting across a wet street surface, as people walk through the city with umbrellas on a rainy evening. Based on a photograph, this image is available in my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by to select from a variety of interesting print types – framed, canvas, art, metal, acrylic and wood – and other fine items, too…

Footprints In The Sand

Water rises and drains back again into the ocean during low tide, as footprints along the beach of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fade into reflection. Visit the following galleries for prints and more –

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Walking On The Sun

While the odds are against this actually being the surface of the sun – probably just an empty corridor in a building, painted orange – chances remain fair that you might discover some cool stuff if you visit my shops at Pixels, Zazzle and/or ArtFlakes. Thanks!

Watch Your Step

If you’re following this concrete stairway into nature, I hope that you don’t mind getting your feet wet – watch your step! This photo was taken at the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, in Tennessee. Prints are available in my gallery.

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Black And White Rock Steps

This gritty, high-contrast black and white photograph features a series of rock steps on the trail at Piney Falls – located at the Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee. Prints available.