Each morning, Kelli and I like to start our day on the back deck watching the sun come up as our backyard parade of songbirds come for their morning treats.

It was obvious when I walked out the door that the rosy fingertips of Aurora were creeping up over the horizon. So I rushed back in to put the drone up over Kingsport and was lucky enough to get another splendid view of Bays Mountain, The Holston River and another pastel masterpiece of East Tennessee.