A picture perfect setting is a
rare thing in nature.
Life has a way of making a mess of things, and when we walk
through it we are aware of time and tragedy.
Fallen giant trees strewn about, huge boulders lying around
from distant hills, and the eventual letting go of the leaves tells us
that things will change.
There are precious moments, however, when it is colorful and
bright;; where there might even be a spot for you to sit and take it all
This is why I created
Tranquil Falls just for you.
Go ahead and hop over to the green mossy rock and step onto
the path that will lead you to a nice flat rock where you can take your
shoes off and
sit with your feet in the water. Then, just try to absorb the
power and beauty of the falls.
There are so many beautiful falls in the Smoky Mountains and
surrounding foothills. Bonnie and I visited Tallulah Gorge
a couple weeks ago in North East Georgia. Hurricane Falls
could be seen after descending 650 stairs down into the bottom of the
canyon. I stood there and
"soaked" up the site, the sound and the feel of the falls. Of
coarse I took some photos, too,
because I wanted to paint this for you.
~ Mark Keathley
by Mark Keathley