Can’t Get Enough West Virginia Fall Foliage


Photo taken on Speed Road near Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County.

Isn’t this gate mysteriously romantic? Wonder where it goes????

From yesterday–this year’s Halloween party prize was a jarful of smiley-face gumballs. The kids guessed how many gumballs were in the jar to win the whole shebang.

So, for this weekend’s Free Book Friday, to win an autographed copy of the Avon Red anthology If This Bed Could Talk by Liz Maverick, Kimberly Dean and Lynn LaFleur (signed), guess how many gumballs were in the jar! (Note: this is a half-gallon jar.)

P.S. I’m going away for the weekend to stay with friends in a CABIN WITH NO ELECTRICITY in Seneca Forest. (No kids. Just grownups. AS IF MY CHILDREN WOULD GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.) I’m going to bake bread in a wood cookstove, freeze my toes off, brave spiders in an outhouse, and pump water from a well. I’m like…a PIONEER!! Or….a lunatic!!!

I’ll report back……..if I survive…….


  1. Kim A. says:

    I have no clue how many gumballs were in the jar, so best to leave me out of the draw.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Suzanne. Take plenty of great wine and food and you won’t even notice the lack of electricity.

    -Kim 🙂

  2. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    Have a great time on your “grownups only” week-end. :shimmy: I haven’t a clue as to how mny gumballs will fit into a half gallon jar. :wall: I am going to guess 210. So glad everyone had fun at your party. Have a great week-end and :hug: to all.

  3. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    :shocked: I forgot to say that the scenery in your picture is absolutely spectacular. You always manage to get the perfect shot. Thanks for sharing. :wave:

  4. Alice Audrey says:

    Will they let you take your camera? Cause this I gotta see.

    I’m guessing 160 gumballs

  5. Crystal B. says:

    I hope you have a great time. My guess is 237.

  6. leanne says:

    Sounds like a good time is around the bend. Hope you have fun and get some rest and relaxation this weekend. :thumbsup: :shimmy: Don’t enter me in the contest. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

    Leanne :cattail:

  7. catslady says:

    Oh how weird – two times people guessed the same number twice in a row roflmao. I’ll guess 126. It depends on what the weather is going to be whether or not you’re a lunatic or a pioneer lol. And if there are bugs lol.

  8. ruth says:

    have a great time. I guess 212

  9. Tori Lennox says:

    I’m with your kids. My idea of roughing it is Motel 6. :rotfl:

  10. Maureen says:

    Have a great weekend. I’ll guess 360.

  11. pearl says:

    Enjoy your weekend. 196

  12. Tammy G. says:

    :shimmy: I’m not going to guess how many gum ball are in the jar :shimmy: I’ve already got the book, I enjoyed it, it was pretty good. :snoopy: Besides I won last week. :snoopy: Good luck everyone, who ever wins you’ll enjoy reading this book. :purr:

  13. Susan says:

    Have a fantastic time on your all adult weekend! :shimmy:


  14. Nicole Reising says:

    Hi Suzanne!

    Oh those are the best or neatest gumballs! I’ve never seen them like that. My kids would love them.

    Have fun on your weekend!


  15. Karen B says:

    :flying: Fun weekend – enjoy! 390

  16. Ellen says:

    I’ll guess 300.

    Have fun pioneering this weekend!

  17. Dru says:

    I have no idea but it’s definitely more than one. My guess is 250

    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. Kimmy Lane says:

    130? Have a great weekend.

  19. Estella says:

    My guess is 125.
    What a gorgeous picture of the fall foliage.
    Have fun on your adult weekend.

  20. Angie T says:

    That looks like 153 smiley-face gumballs to me!
    Of course, appearances can be deceiving……
    Have a wonderful weekend roughing it, Suzanne. It actually sounds like fun to me. Getting back to nature and all :treehugger:

  21. Biddy says:

    I guess 206… not sure why just like the number. Have a great weekend.

  22. Brandy says:

    I’m never any good at these types of guesses, so I’ll pass. Have a wonderful time and try not to make friends with any spiders! *G*

  23. Cheryl S. says:

    Never very good at these guessing games . . . but I’ll give it a shot. I’ll say 189 gumballs. Beautiful picture.

  24. RobynL says:

    200 for my guess.

  25. lily says:

    That pictures is so nice… I love fall colours, and it seems you have plenty of those!!

  26. Dena says:

    Pretty picture Suzanne,have fun camping,you are a lot braver than me,I hate camping.
    My guess is 150

  27. KimW says:


    Have fun this weekend!

  28. Bonnie Ferguson says:

    331 :flying:

  29. TeresaH says:

    I’ll guess 176

  30. Shari C says:

    That photo is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to be walking around that area with all the gorgeous colors. Our leaves have all fallen already and last night we had our first real freeze…meaning it is time to get out the rake and start picking up all those leaves. Somehow I enjoyed those leaves much more when they were on the trees than now while they are lying on the ground waiting to be picked up. It also seems like there are tons more of them in the yard than there were on the trees…hmmm.

    My guess would be 242.

  31. April A says:

    You’re tougher than you give yourself credit for :sheepjump: I’m sure you’ll survive!

    I’m guessing 201.

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