Wild, Wonderful


West Virginia’s Capitol Building in Charleston, viewed here from across the Kanawha River.

Today is State Day, West Virginia’s birthday, the day it (as my children like to say, ILLEGALLY) broke from Virginia and became a state during the Civil War. I was going to make a list of my favorite things about West Virginia, but then I remembered what a six-year-old who visited us at the farmhouse said recently when asked what her favorite thing was about West Virginia.

She said: “The people.”

Now if a place could get a better compliment than that, I don’t know what it is.

Happy Birthday, West Virginia.


  1. Nicole Reising says:

    That is a great thing to hear. 😎


  2. Susan says:

    She is right, everyone I’ve ever meet from WV could not have been sweeter! :heart:

  3. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    :birthday1: West VA. Love the pictures. You always come up with something special for us to see. Have a great day everyone and hugs to all. :hug:

  4. Brandy says:

    Happy Birthday to West Virginia.

    Love what your visitor had to say!

  5. Lis says:

    Happy Birthday West Virgina! :birthday2:

    Great picture!

  6. Tori Lennox says:

    Happy birthday, West Virginia! :birthday2:

    Love that picture!

  7. Dru says:

    That is such a peaceful photo. Happy Birthday West Virginia.

  8. Kelly Parra says:

    Happy Birthday, West Virginia, from me too! 🙂