Poetry

Coat Conscious

By on January 7
Coat Conscious EclecticEvelyn.com

Coat of arms
Coated tongue
Raincoat
prophylactic
protects against more than rain

Winter coat
Hand me down coat
coat of many colors
Appalachian poverty
turned into a Christmas Special
entertainment for the masses

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Poetry | Writing

Spangly, Dangly, Sparkles and Fire

By on January 5
Spangly Dangly Sparkles EclecticEvelyn.com

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.

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Reflection #WordlessWednesday

By on November 16
Eclectic Evelyn's #WordlessWednesday EclecticEvelyn.com

What ways do you take the time to reflect? Share your answers below.

Eclectic Evelyn Fabulous at 50 living and writing in Appalachia http://www.eclecticevelyn.com/about/

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Life

Autumn Equinox Is Not About Pumpkin Spice

By on September 21

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.

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Traveling

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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Life

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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Huntington’s Painted Trains

By on June 9
HuntingtonWV Painted Trains EclecticEvelyn.com

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.

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An Appalachian Siesta

By on May 4
An Appalachia Siesta EclecticEvelyn.com
Eclectic Evelyn Fabulous at 50 living and writing in Appalachia http://www.eclecticevelyn.com/about/

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