• A Clip of Comedy

    A Clip of Comedy

    Regarding lawn care, homeowners commonly experience procrastination. And that’s understandable, after all, as hours on the weekend represent more valuable time. By the same token, it’s also true that most people are happier with the appearance of well cared for yards.

    So, I’ve come up with a nifty solution for this dilemma by inventing a new product, which combines the technology of a metal detector with a weed whipper. This way, I can keep my lawn looking good and at the same time make some spare change on the side!

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from pexels.com.

  • Abstract 3D Reflections

    Abstract 3D Reflections

    This original, abstract contemporary digital artwork is available on a wide variety of great products in the following galleries:

    Okay, but what is it?

    This is the view from inside a large, hollow sphere, which is both absent gravity and lined with a mirrored-surface. In order to see, a few radial lights have been added. The elongated rings are made of dried clay, and the many reflective spheres are crystal.

  • Happy Fourth of July

    Happy Fourth of July

    July 4, 1776

    You can read the Declaration of Independence here.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Rapids on Little River

    Rapids on Little River

    This morning photograph in the Smoky Mountains features rapids on Little River, located near Townsend, Tennessee. To see many fine prints and other items available, you’re welcome to visit these galleries: Pixels and Redbubble.

  • Checkerboard Landscape

    Prints, posters, wall art, home decor, stationary, office, accessories, device cases, pet stuff, stickers, face masks, puzzles, mugs, scarfs, bags, water bottles, placemats, serving trays, cutting boards, furniture, bed & bath, desk mats, wrapping paper, the kitchen sink (sorry, kitchen sinks are unavailable) and much, much more! Check it out…

  • More Conasauga

    Each terraced level of creek bed in this gorge adds to the beauty of this distant view, looking at Conasauga Falls. Like it? You can discover the perfect accent piece for an empty wall at home or in your office, when you visit these galleries: Pixels, ArtPal, Society 6 and Redbubble. Other items also available.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Poem: Her Lovely Smile

    Poem: Her Lovely Smile

    Her lovely smile has the power to compel poetry. At an age 17 years younger, she’s Mukti Masih – a published poetess, author and successful content writer from India. After a recent exchange, I wrote this poem as I drifted into a daydream

    Every time I see her smile
    Heaven shines a light on me
    Happy heart in sweet delight
    Chasing dreams of what could be
    
       On the rhythm of waves
       Rang a sound from her heart
       Where the waters of love
       Know no end, only start
    
       On a ship under sail
       Without map, simply stars
       And a warm summer breeze
       With acoustic guitars
    
       On a course to the east
       Currents carry and flow
       Is this only a dream?
       Perhaps, yes, I think so
    
    Were it not for many miles
    And the years, so far apart
    Both day and night - time to share
    Grand adventures of the heart

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.

  • Cheoah River Dam

    Cheoah River Dam

    Here’s another photograph of the Cheoah River Dam, located in Robbinsville, North Carolina. It was constructed between 1916-1919, stands 225-feet tall, and, in 1993, was used as a filming location for the movie, The Fugitive (starring Harrison Ford). Today, it can be enjoyed on a variety of fine prints and other gift items, available in my galleries at Pixels & Redbubble. Thanks!

  • Distant Waterfall

    Here is another photograph of the scenic Conasauga Falls, located near Tellico Plains, Tennessee. With the water low, I was able to make my way downstream to capture this distant view. I was on site early in the morning, so there were no other people present during my visit. You can visit these galleries to see fine prints and more…

  • Conasauga Falls

    Conasauga Falls

    Conasauga Falls stand approx. 30-feet tall and is located near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, within the Cherokee National Forest. The park road is three miles long and unimproved. In fact, since my first visit in 2019, it has noticeably deteriorated. Without repair, it may soon be restricted to 4-wheel drive vehicles. The trail is generally well-groomed on a steady, downward slope, with the last section rather rocky. Because the water was low during my visit, I was able to explore some distance downstream and will upload more photographs in the days to come.

    You can discover a wide variety of fine prints and other products featuring my photography, when you visit these shops: Pixels, Society 6 and Redbubble.

    Thanks very much!

  • Abstract Blue Metal

    Abstract Blue Metal

    Discover many cool products available featuring my abstract, chaotic digital artwork in hues of blue, when you visit my shops at Society 6, Redbubble and Pixels. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tree in River

    Tree in River

    This photograph features an interesting fallen tree along Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains. It would look wonderful in a frame as an accent piece for an empty wall in your home or office, and also makes a great gift-giving idea! To see several options available, please visit the following galleries:

  • Mysterious Structure at Sea

    Digital art featuring a mysterious metallic structure at sea – whereabouts unknown – with glowing green orb, mostly still waters and a clouded sky. You can discover many great gift & apparel items in the following galleries:

  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Miscellaneous Shots

    Luftee Overlook. Tennessee Amphitheater. Lynn Camp Prong. You can enjoy these photographs – and many more – when you visit my gallery at Pixels.

  • Spruce Flats Falls

    After sitting a spell to enjoy a peaceful setting at the base of Spruce Flats Falls, I decided to hike downstream to see what I could find. During summer months, the water is generally lower than otherwise, allowing one to more easily traverse the rock-lined waterway of Spruce Flats Branch. Nevertheless, there are several areas which remain difficult to safely navigate, and it’s important to be mindful of potential hazards.

    Of course, damp rocks are slippery, as is moss (which is everywhere), and each should be approached with caution. Worse yet, though, are rocks which appear dry yet have a thin, slippery film under a fine layer of dirt. Other rocks, some of significant size and weight, defy ones perception of stability, unexpectedly shifting underfoot, posing a risk of falling or injuring an ankle. The same holds true for downed timber. It’s important to always test whether or not a log can support ones weight, if that is the purpose applied for passage. Again, even the largest log can give way and pose real danger.

    At a few points, I had to climb up and out of the creek bed, making my way across steep and narrow surfaces, before descending again back to the water below. In such situations, trekking poles are critical and serve to provide needed support for both weight and balance. It’s also wise to be aware of surrounding handholds (hearty plants, small trees or exposed roots) on hillsides, should the need exist.

    The final stretch of this creekside adventure entailed descending a 15-foot rock face, strewn with logs and quite slippery in some areas. This waterfall is named Honey Cove Falls, and is visible from along a dirt road in Tremont, across Middle Prong Little River. Following consumption of water and a protein bar, I relaxed to enjoy the natural beauty of this area, thereafter pondering… what next? Do I retrace my steps up the mountain to Spruce Flats Falls, expending a great deal of time and energy in so doing, such that I may then hike out along the trail from which I entered the forest? Or, given a seasonal deficiency of water, is it possible to safely wade across Middle Prong Little River, in order to follow the road back to my parked vehicle?

    I opted for the latter, very cautiously wading through over 2-feet deep flowing water, across a river bed of very slippery stones. Even here, caution is critical to avoid injury, as ones feet can slip and become wedged between rocks.

    All told, I had a great hike and enjoyed many sights which are not often seen. Being mindful and with a deep respect of the danger inherent in nature, such hikes aren’t overly difficult. However, without deliberation, it can be very easy to have a bad day.

    I have many fine prints available in my gallery, and encourage guests to visit.

  • Chaotic Black and White Pattern

    Chaotic Black and White Pattern

    This chaotic, abstract repeating black and white digital pattern has been added to a multitude of interesting print, gift and apparel items, available in the following shops: Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels. It looks great on a comforter, sling chair and bath mat, among other things. Thanks for visiting!

  • Looking Glass Rock

    Looking Glass Rock

    As viewed from a scenic overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. In the United Sates, there are 23 such geological structures, three of which can be found in this state. You can find many fine prints and more in my gallery – hope to see you soon!

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