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Monday, 18 June 2012

Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

Wahoooo, we are now  in letter W.  So gather up your wonderful thoughts and let us make the  blog world wobble and rockin.   Don't be afraid to  post some wacky faces or weird poses.  You can even add your favorite welsh corgi or  your  fur babies with white whiskers while they wiggle their tails.  

Whatever it is that you want to  share, don't forget the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.  The small city of Weirton, West Virginia is where we live.  Wheeling and Weston are  just some of the beautiful cities of "Almost Heaven" or the Mountain State.  I love our state bird, which is the cardinal, but I also love  wood peckers.  
According to the source I found, West Virginia became the 35th State  on June  20, 1863 with an area of  24,232 sq. miles.  Before joining the union, the State was called "Kanawha", an Indian Name meaning "A Place of White Stone".

So are you ready to write down your words of wisdom?  Bring it on and let me  leave this wish I have in mind.  "I want to visit and see the beautiful states of  Washington and see the White House, then  Wisconsin,  and  Wyoming.

Alrighty, it's time to eat some waffles so I'll see your wagon full of W's in a bit.

Rose

55 comments:

  1. I'd love to go to West Virginia some day and you've certainly made it sound very hospitable. My W post is up and running so do pop by.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. I love the mountainside of WV. Thanks Leslie!

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  2. I would like to go to West Virginia too.
    Check out my W post. Its up and ready for viewing.

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  3. Wil wishes you a wonderful Wednesday!

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    1. Wishing you the same Wil, thank you!

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  4. I love the sound of all those place names - and what a bird that Cardinal - shame he doesn't visit my bird feeders - Jane UK

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    1. Hahaha, maybe you need to set your bird's feeder in WV Jane..

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  5. Beautiful shots and information about wild and wonderful West Virginia.

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  6. The only place I've really been to is in Martinsburg. It's about halfway between Albany, NY and Charlotte, NC. We've stayed at the Holiday Inn and eaten at the Pizza Hut!

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    1. Pizza hut has good pizza! Next time you go on a road trip, extend it to Weirton Roger hehehe.

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  7. I've been to the mountains of West Virginia - beautiful. Looking forward to hopping to all your cool, informative, diverse, entertaining posts this week!

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    1. Looking forward to your informative post as well, Meryl.

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  8. a little red among a sea of green.

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  9. Quite the splash of color amongst the green foliage!

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    1. Refreshing green with a little red in the middle!

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  10. What a beautiful capture of the cardinal.

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  11. Dear Rose,
    What a wicked introduction! Wish I had more time to travel around this beautiful country we call home. Wonderful capture!
    Have a great week everyone and wrap yourselves up in The Warm Fingers Of Love

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  12. Wow, that is a lot of "w" in the intro! Just think how hard X and z will be for us all!!Have fun will all the wonderful postings here...cheers.

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    1. Especially X, that would be hard!

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    2. Looking forward to the "X" challenge - pull all the stops out guys!

      Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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    3. X is definitely hard as there are only few words you can find.

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  13. Had a wonderful time compiling my W post! Windows to my world :)
    Thanks

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    1. I had fun reading your Ws and the pictures are wonderful!

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  14. I will have to check out your blog. I'm wild about anything related to Wild, WONDERFUL, West Virginia!!!! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. I Will be Waiting for Your visit!

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  15. I lived in West Virginia for a While back When—it was Wonderful!

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    1. Wow, that is good to know. Would you consider living here again, if given the chance?

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  16. Well written- we'd wondered... West Virginia now on my "to see" list ;-)

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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    1. You should, there are lots of interesting things and beautiful places to see here in WV!

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  17. Well Well Well !! What do we have here??? Ooh I love W its so wicked ;)

    PhenoMenon

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  18. Speaking of WEST VIRGINIA, today is the State's birthday. It was formed from Virginia on June, 20, 1863.

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    1. Good catch on that one and yes, we are celebrating West Virginia here today!

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  19. First I want to thank you for visiting my blog and now I am here and loving your wonderful blog. See you around. By the way. awesome pictures.

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  20. I linked my post titled " Amazing world" and put your Abc wednesday link in that post. Hope it is ok.
    Anyway, i enjoyed visiting this site and probaly will come back again:)

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  21. The cardinal in all its glory with the lovely green background.

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  22. Oh, I so-o-o love Cardinals. I chose the words "wild" and "wonderful" too. I think we both live in places with amazing wildlife. I hope I will get to see your part of the world one day.

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    1. Oh that's awesome Carol.. Can't wait to see your wonderful pictures.

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  23. I would love to visit there someday!

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    1. Don't forget to drop by in Weirtton when you do hehehe..

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  24. Love West Virginia.. Spent a long weekend there..

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    1. Glad to know you love WV it Joe.

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  25. Cardinal bird lovely picture.
    I am delighted ...

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  26. Your ABC Wednesday sounds like a lot of fun! Will have to join you someday! Thank you so much for coming by my blog and saying Hi!

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    1. You are so welcome to join and thanks for visiting back..

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