Cove fence in the morning stillness

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Any time you make the effort to be one of the first people into Cades Cove, it is worthwhile. The quiet, the wildlife, morning fog or, in this case, the first light as the sun comes over the mountain ridge makes it special. The few vehicles waiting when the gate is opened are soon disbursed and you are rewarded with the solitude and peace that we go to our national parks to find.

This image was taken just off Sparks Lane in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The double fence rows and an old road draw you into the image. The sun topping the hill instantly takes away the morning chill and warms your skin and your spirit.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week strive to share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Check ahead to see when they will be there, as they may be off looking for more inspiration. Their website is Email them at [email protected]. If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.

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