Thursday, September 3, 2009

~ West Virginia, by God! ... ~

Wandering thru West Virginia 2 weeks ago ~

These are some of the wonderful views of God's little piece of Heaven on this earth ... not unlike other less photogenic moments we got quite a chuckle from the '3 pot decor' alongside the road. We saw several 'single pots' filled with lovely flower gardens here & there ...

The leaves were just beginning to be kissed with autumn, adding a touch of color & enjoyment to view, of crispy air & the earth preparing to rest.

Many old farm buildings add wonderful countryside beauty, as did the country homes. You can see the wonderful beauty of the hillsides that roll on & on & on ... so majestically.

A beautiful country church dressed in her finest color of red with her steeple adorned top nestled amongst the trees, holding within the presence of God that radiates thru the walls into the countryside. It is so powerful that you can feel His beauty surrounding you ... bringing such a sense of peace & serenity.

And, then you happen upon the Hillybilly Hog Dog stand with a large crowd of folks enjoying his food & cooling drinks on the hot summer day. Rather picturesque ... lots to see & antiques galore.

(If you enlarge the picture) this front porch is an occasional sight to see here & there dotting the landscape of West Virginia adding a little more color & a chuckle, 'whatever happened to storage sheds'.

We will share over the next several days, a lot of breathtaking pics of this beautiful state ... we had a very relaxing & enjoyable travel there, once again.

Rebecca @ Gathering of Roses is in a contest. I have placed a link to vote for her in my upper corner of my blog. Please go there & click ... TYSM


  1. It looks wonderful; that is true Americana!

  2. Thanks for the tour and lacal color.

  3. Marydon, thanks for the tour of the pretty countryside in your area. I love when the leaves start turning and there is a chill in the air early in the morning. God gives us lots of beauty to enjoy!

    Have a blessed day and weekend!


  4. The Lord is amazing... yesterday, today and tomorrow.


  5. It doesn't look much different from my beloved home state of Ky!

    I think I'm getting homesick...time for a road trip...LOL!

  6. Pleasure to see the sites with you.
    Good ole America!!!
    Aren't we thankful to be able to freely drive around and take photos of what we see?
    May it stay this way and we don't become socialistic where we have to have check end points.
    God Bless,

  7. Oooh how beautiful... just like in the old song "Almost Heaven... West Virginia"... thanks for sharing... Bisous... Julie Marie

  8. It looks like it was a great trip. This is a nice time to travel too.

  9. Good morning Marydon,
    Gosh this is just gorgeous !! It's like being at a movie set !! I LoVe drives like this.. Soo serene, and yes God all around us !! His beautiful creations for us to enjoy !!Hoping you have a fun day...
    hugs ~tea~xo

  10. Beautiful Pics... So glad you took the time to take them!!
    Yep, I sure did vote for Rebecca!!

  11. HI!!!
    I have been to West Virginia the eastern side around Harper's Ferry area it was amazing and so full of history!!!
    The 2 rivers that combine are pretty awesome as well!!!!
    Enjoyed those funny and beautiful pics!!!!The church was so quaint!!!

  12. What a scenic and beautiful state!
    The toilets? Hmmmm...:)

  13. You may have to start publishing some of the posts they are so very elequent.
    I also love W Virginia. We drive there and take photos all the time. It's just a perfect perfect place to visit.

  14. Such lovely pictures. I love to see other parts of the country. Thanks for sharing.

  15. What beautiful mountain country. The photos are great and I really enjoyed the tour of WVA with your posting. This is great. I loved it.

  16. Oh I would love to see this country side. It looks beautiful there, thank you for sharing.

    Have a blessed day,

  17. Marydon,
    I love the photos you've posted - they're beautiful! I know that I would love to travel around this part of the country.
    Hope you and your family have a blessed weekend,

  18. Honestly I was only joking in my post about what to do with 2 old toilets! I jokingly suggested that we put them in the front yard and plant flowers. I really was joking! My husband took them off yesterday! Whew!

  19. Just wanted to stop in and thank you for visiting my blog, and for taking the time to leave a sweet message, and especially for your prayers*! This is my first time to your lovely blog, but it won't be my last*! Have a blessed afternoon*! _Ashley*

  20. Hello, Marydon,
    I enjoyed my tour through West Virginia via your beautiful pictures. Isn't that country church beautiful? I have only been "back east" as they say, one time. I went on a trip to Pennsylvania, and I told everyone when I got back home that I thought West Virginia was one of the most beautiful states we crossed. Have a good end of the week and a great weekend. Vicki

  21. OMGOSH...beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous...


    There AINT NO WAY, NOT GONNA HAPPEN, I'd RATHER DIE that put a TOILET (new or used) in my yard OR garden.

    Just the thought of it makes me sorta SICK!

    It did make me smile, though! :)

    Thanks for sharing dear one...hilarious!


  22. Marydon..I enjoyed seeing this part of the country...wonderful pictures. I love the big house with the wrap around porch flying the Americian flag...all the pictures were great...hugs, Linda

  23. Hi marydon, love the scenery, we traveled to WV many years ago and just loved this state, wonderful and friendly people.
    Thank you for visiting and i am so happy to put your name in the hat for Sats.drawing, good luck, and have a blessed and safe Labor Day weekend.

  24. Beautiful pictures, I love the hillbilly hot dog stand !!
    ~ Hugs and blessings to you sweet friend.

  25. Hi Peanut Butter~ I love you. I so love this post, infact I love every post. I just love to come here and get my hugs and love from you each and every day. You are the light of my day. I will never get enough of you, and I cannot begin to tell you what your phone calls mean to me. You are so special my friend. So special. I love the toilets in the front yard, although I could never, ever do that myself. The Hillbilly Hotdog stand was just precious. He must have something that they all love cuz, they sure were waiting. It was lovely to talk to you tonight. After the week from hell that I have had, you are such a joy to share my evening with. Thank you my beautiful Peanut Butter, thank you. All my love forever and to eternity, Cherry Jelly

  26. What, you didn't pick up one of those pots to take home as a momento of your trip! Can't wait to see more pictures, these were fun! I already voted for Rebecca too!

  27. What absolutely country! So different from hot dry and burning California!
    Have a wonderful Friday..

  28. Beautiful Countryside.. I always enjoy it when there's a little nip to the air at night and love the fall colors..


  29. AMAZING shots,
    thanks for sharing such a BEAUTY :)

  30. West Virginia is such a beautiful place to travel through! I love all of your phots and how you captured so many of the elements that make traveling fun. The pots by the road are really funny. I love surprises that make me laugh.
    Have a fabulous holiday weekend,
    Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

  31. I think WV and Kentucky are just beautiful- more so than here in VA. And there's just something about seeing roads named "opossum hollow". ☺

  32. I have loved visiting W,Va, with you. My late husband was a truck driver and daily hauled freight into Bluefield, Princeton, Beckley and towns close to the Virginia line for 39 years.I miss going there since he is gone. You have blessed me today.
    Thank you.
    Elsie <><

  33. Hi Marydon,

    I loved seeing the beautiful scenery of West Virginia and what a great trip you must have had.

    Enjoy your weekend

  34. The pots along the side of the road crack me up. I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would put them there, leave them there instead of hauling them away. They make for fun photo's, but I sure wouldn't want to live across the street and have to look out my window and see them day after day.


  35. More lovely photos (I'm reading your blog backwards!!). Such a lovely place and your photos are super. I love that porch and the ramshackle buildings too.