Category Archives: Appalachia

A Burst of Color in Winter

When I look out my window and see the bright colors of our wood shed, it makes me smile. Winter’s color palette is notoriously limited, especially on a dreary, sunless day. A reminder of summer’s vivid tones helps to soothe … Continue reading

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Snow: Co-Creating the Story

I was planning to spend today very differently, but it just kept snowing and snowing. By mid-afternoon, about 10 inches had completely transformed the landscape. Surrendering to the new shape of my day, I took my camera for a walk … Continue reading

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Hidden Beauty Along the River

A bit of cabin fever….                               a drive along a West Virginia river…. After a brief warm period, ice was beginning to re-form along the calmer stretches of the river. The thin edges of surface ice surprised with their delicate filigree … Continue reading

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Introducing my Emerald Mountain Sanctuary blog

Hello to all my Beauty Along the Road readers! I would like to introduce you to a second blog which I started on my business website, Emerald Mountain Sanctuary. My husband and I recently completed the construction of a small … Continue reading

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Serene Sunday

A perfect day – cool, blue sky, no deadlines… only spaciousness, timelessness, and serenity. So we embarked on a Sunday drive to nearby Pocahontas County (West Virginia), down to the Greenbrier River. Today, the river water reflected bridge pillars and … Continue reading

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