Found in the Forest

While hiking the Laurel-Snow Trail in Dayton, Tennessee, morning sunlight crested the high gorge, streaming into the forest upon this historic setting. Over one hundred years ago, the Dayton Coal & Iron Company operated mines in this area, from which industrial vestiges remain. In time, the business closed pursuant to an accident in which many miners perished. Today, voices from the past echo through canyon walls, as conveyed to me by an elderly Park Ranger on site.

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17 responses to “Found in the Forest”

  1. Lovely photo Phil, looks like an interesting area to explore!

  2. Beautiful capture and nature!

    1. Thanks very much, dear Inge! 🌹🌹🤗🙏🙏

  3. An enchanted forest, beautiful scene Phil! 🍃🤗

    1. It’s been raining here all day. Fortunately, your visit and enchanting eyes bring a welcome ray of sunshine to brighten my world. It’s nice to see you, dear Holly, and I’m glad you like this photograph. It certainly was interesting to step off the trail and step back into time, among vintage structures of yesteryear. TY my dear friend 😘

      1. Phil, that is such a beautiful mystical place, so peaceful, thanks for sharing the photo. You brighten my day (and everyone’s) with the amazing destinations that you explore and capture for us to enjoy. You’re very sweet. Thank you, so very appreciated. 🌲🤗🌺

        1. Happiness is…your friendship. Many thanks, dearest Holly ~ I appreciate you. 😇

          1. It’s mutual my friend. Have a wonderful day! 💖

            1. You’re a sweetheart, my dear friend 💖 Wishing you the same 🌞

  4. Beautiful scene – like part of an ancient castle hidden in the forest. 👏👏👏👏👏 (Sad about the miners 😢)

    1. Yes, indeed. TY my friend 🙂

  5. Beautiful discovery, Phil, thanks for sharing with us!

    1. So glad you like it, my dear friend ~ have a wonderful Thursday 🤗🌹

  6. Awesome space! Thanks for sharing my friend! Have a great day 😊🤩

    1. I’m glad you like it, my friend Manuela! Thanks, you too 🤗🌹

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