D is for Daybreak in Appalachia

By on April 5
D #AtoZChallenge EclecticEvelyn.com

The mist rises up from the river
Clinging to the mountains like a quilt
Velvety greens and blacks
held together by threads of white
The valley is waking
Soon the day will begin
The mist will evaporate into the rays of the sun
The streets will fill with cars and commotion
But for now there is a grace
a serene stillness
In the quiet of the early morning
As the mist rises and the birds wake to greet the day.

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10 of My Favorite WV Pics

By on July 26
10 of My Favorite WV Pics EclecticEvelyn.com

I love instagram.  If you’re not following me you really should. I share everything from dogs and cats to crochet and sunsets.  I love taking photos and when my phone is working right I share them on instagram.  Here are 10 of my favorite pictures of West Virginia I have found on instagram this month.

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10 Facts about West Virginia

By on June 20
10 Facts about West Virginia EclecticEvelyn.com

West Virginia was formed from the Allegany counties of Virginia over the question of slavery.  The Virginia government in Richmond had declared Virginia a slave state and part of the Confederacy.  Several of the western most counties were Union loyalist and after much argument with Richmond decided to succeed from Virginia and form its own state.  Thus becoming the only state formed out of another state over the question of slavery. West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863 by proclamation of President Lincoln.

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