Tag: beauty

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Forte é…” (Portuguese, meaning “Strong is…”), written by a talented writer, lovely lady and good friend from Lisbon, Carla Milho – wherein she speaks to courage and the importance of perseverance over negative influences – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Writing of challenges
    Encountered everyday
    It’s one win at a time
    Each victory, her way

    Her strength through courage shines
    In wielding sword and shield
    To keep bad folks at bay
    Whereby their fates are sealed

    With black leather jacket
    Wrapped in faded blue jean
    Humble in her beauty
    She’s a warrior and queen

    She is also the star whose light illuminates the landscape of my dreams.

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Let Me Sing You a Lullaby” by the talented and beautiful Californian poetess, Annabel – wherein she recounts an appreciation of kindness, love and guidance, as received through the song of an angel – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Like a message in a bottle
    Sealed with a kiss and set adrift
    Words flow from your heart, so lovely
    – poetic bliss, shared as a gift

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photos from unsplash.com: one, two

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Burn Brightly” by the talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein her inspirational poetic prose speaks to self-confidence, aspirations, and to make hay while the sun shines – I wrote this short poem…

    She arose, this desert rose
    As the sun in silhouette
    Bridging space with song, in dance
    Center stage, without regret

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    “Listen to the Music” – by The Doobie Brothers (1972) / see lyrics

  • Andrews Bald

    Located near Clingmans Dome in North Carolina, Andrews Bald is the highest elevation grassy meadow in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    The area was named for Andres Thompson, a cattle herder, who, in the 1840’s, brought livestock up the mountain to graze on hillsides.

    Though less than 4 miles out and back, the trail is rated as moderately difficult due to an elevation change of 1200-feet. This is especially evident upon return, as the hike is entirely uphill.

    If you’re interested in adding an accent piece to an empty wall in your home or place of employment, you can find many prints available in my gallery – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestries.

    Hope to see you soon ~ thanks for stopping by!

  • Clingmans Dome

    Located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee, Clingmans Dome is a popular tourist destination. So much so, that on any given good-weather day, visitors may observe vehicles with license plates from 25 or more states.

    From the parking area, it’s a short 1/2 mile hike along a paved trail, though the grade is quite steep. As such, there are several benches along the way on which to rest. There’s also a gift shop & restrooms.

    Standing 6,643-feet tall, Clingmans Dome is both the tallest mountain in the park and in the state of Tennessee. It’s also the highest point along the 2,192-mile Appalachian Trail, and the third tallest mountain (after Mount Mitchell and Mount Craig) east of the Mississippi River. Lastly, it’s the 17th tallest mountain in the United States of America.

    If you’d be interested in a fine print, you can see more in my gallery.

  • Morning in the Mountains

    More specifically, yesterday morning. These photographs were taken in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, and include shots from Luftee Overlook, Newfound Gap and the trail to Clingman’s Dome. If you’re looking for an accent piece to decorate a wall at home, you’ll find many fine prints available in my gallery.

    Thanks for visiting!

  • Cades Cove

    Cades Cove

    Here’s another view of Cades Cove, as photographed from my vehicle along the roadside. This historical region was home to early European settlers, and features several old churches, cabins and a grist mill. Visitors might also encounter bears, prevalent within this verdant valley, along the 11-mile (one way) scenic drive. You can find prints in my gallery, which make a great gift-giving idea, as well as an excellent accent piece for your home or office. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Baby Falls

    Baby Falls

    This is one of those waterfalls that, in my opinion, really stands out. While it’s only 12-feet tall, the broad flat-rocks lining the bottom of the river add a sense of scale and beauty. Located on the Tellico River in Tennessee, it would look wonderful as a print in a frame on a wall in your home, and would certainly make a great gift to share, as well. To see more, please visit these galleries:

  • Shots from the Trail

    These photograph include: The Sinks, Cades Cove and Middle Prong Little River. You can find fine prints and many other products available in my gallery at Pixels.

    Thanks very much!

  • Sticks and Stones

    Sticks and Stones

    These cascades were photographed along Middle Prong Little River, and would look great behind a frame on a wall in your home, office, business lobby, school, hospital or cafeteria setting! You can visit my gallery to select the perfect accent piece, choosing from these print-types: framed, art, metal, canvas, wood, acrylic, poster and tapestry. Framed prints may be customized to suit your wishes, as well.

  • Footbridge Trailhead

    This photograph features a footbridge at the trailhead of Middle Prong Trail, one of my favorites areas to hike in the Smoky Mountains. The structure delineates the point at which Lynn Camp Prong becomes Middle Prong Little River, as Thunderhead Prong (not seen) merges with the waterway this side of the bridge, from the right. This narrow bridge is also used by horses, so watch your step!

    Fine prints (framed, art, canvas, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry) are available in my gallery at Pixels, and other items can also be found in my shop at Redbubble. Hope to see you soon!

  • Poetry in Motion

    Poetry in Motion

    This photograph highlights Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains near Townsend, Tennessee. You can see more in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Poem

    Watching white water wash away
    From the mossy green riverbanks
    An inner peace transcends my day
    Blessed with such beauty, I give thanks

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Song for Today