Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Scenes from Little River Road


English Mountain


In the fall we did a scenic backroad drive to English Mountain located in the western foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.   The fall leaves were just beginning to show their magnificent colors.

Blowing Cave Grist Mill

 Blowing Cave Mill was completed in 1880 and is located near the head of Flat Creek in the Byrd's Cross Roads community.  The mill processed flour and cornmeal.

Fox Cemetery


Fox Cemetery was established in 1787, the site was an early German settlement ground with the first settlers being the families of Jacob Derrick, Jacob Bird and Adam Fox.  A fort once stood on Derrick's land nearby.  Mark Fox was scalped and killed by Indians on Muddy Creek in 1787.  He is possibly the first buried there.

Harrisburg Covered Bridge

 The Harrisburg Covered Bridge was constructed in 1875 in Sevier County, Tennessee.  It crosses the East Fork of Little Pigeon River.

Veterans Overlook


John Chestnut Sr. Park


Honeymoon State Park


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Your Star will always Shine

Your Star Will Always Shine

A free spirit God design,
With her own rhythm and style.
Each step is filled
With Enchantment and Charm.
Through these magical journeys
For seven years,
Our Danseuse, we thank you
For these memories you gave.
"Treasuries Forever'
You allow us to share,
In these moments in time.
Your Star will Always Shine,
In our hearts and our minds.

Poem by PL Fallin
Published 1997

"The Snow Maiden" Poem by PL Fallin

The Snow Maiden

The Snow Cascaded, Swirled and Blew
In the Magical Kingdom
Of the Land of Snow;
Amidst the Snow Flakes and Fairies,
The Snow Maiden Dances,
Twirling on Pointed Toes
From Moonbeam to Shadow;
Her Silhouette we followed 
From Forest to Meadow;
Snow and Ice are Her Friends,
The Coated White Earth is her Floor;
Center Stage from Heaven
The Stars Shine on Her,
Seeking no other;
She is the Snow Maiden
Graceful and Fair,
In her Fairy White Dress
With Star Light in her Hair;
Dancing in Bliss
With no Worries or Cares,
Delicate and Graceful
From Finger Tip to Toe,
She's Eloquent to Behold;
Her Eyes Sparkles like Crystals,
Amidst the Snow Fairies and Sprites,
She Waltzes in Solace
With Mystical Delight;
From Winter's Breath She Sprang
Twirling and Dancing in the Chilled Air
Through the Forest and the Fields
The Wind Whispers her name,
Brilliant and Translucent, Crystal
The Maiden of Heaven's White Veil.

Published 1997
by Peggy Fallin

Snow Maiden  Soloist, Crystal Michelle Fallin in Nutcracker Ballet 1997, Premier Ballet Company