This is the phone call I woke up to this morning. Trying to collect my senses as I wiped the sleep from my eyes. Listening to my daughter but not fully awake enough to actively participate in the conversation.
Coat of arms
protects against more than rain
Hand me down coat
coat of many colors
turned into a Christmas Special
entertainment for the masses
Statuesque and tan
cut-offs and a striped tube top
Long blond hair flowing as she twirls
Tossing, spinning, twisting
Skyward the stars glinting in the evening light
She bends, one leg high in the air behind her
She scoops it up and smiles at me laughing.
She is everything, I want to be.
When you think about fall what do you think of? Most people say Pumpkin Spice everything, jumping in piles of leaves, sweaters, boots, bonfires and football but that’s not what fall is all about.
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.
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.
If you spend some time walking around the downtown area of Huntington, West Virginia, you will discover several painted trains on display. Some are on the sidewalk and some are tucked into doorways of stores. These public sculptures provide for a great scavenger hunt throughout the city.