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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Coopers Rock Wildflowers

Rainy Saturday, but today was gorgeous and there were lots of wildflowers at Coopers Rock.

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Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

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Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

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Wood Geranium (Geranium maculata)

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?Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia L.)?

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Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

WV Botanic Garden

Since the early flowers are blooming (those that didn’t die because of the early warm spell) we went to the Botanic Garden.

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Tibbs Run

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First rhododendron of the year!

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Grape hyacinth

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These tiny daffodils are adorable.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Today needed something relaxingly active, so we took a trip to the WV Botanic Garden

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Happy Fall!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Summersville Lake

Saturday we went to Summersville to see the lake at its high levels. But of course we went on a hike and saw flowers.

Last hike was mountain laurel, this week, rhododendron.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Mountain Laurel Edition

I was sort of obsessed with the Mountain Laurel on our hike.

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Blackberry flowers

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: New River Gorge

Here’s a little of what we saw hiking the Glade Creek Trail at the New River Gorge.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Lots of different flowers blooming in different areas: at Spruce Knob and Dolly Sods we saw trillium, which bloomed here a month ago.

Flax

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Blueberries

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Chokeberries

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Irises with hot butterfly on flower action

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hiking WV: Cranberry Glades

Since it was on the way, we stopped at Cranberry Glades on our way home.

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In addition to the boardwalk, we took a short hike along Charles Creek Trail.

I now need to go back and follow the entire trail, because there were random interpretive signs about a prison there prior to and during WWII.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Busy day!

We went to the WV Botanic Garden this morning, and then this afternoon, we biked along the Mon River Rail Trail

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs was cool and sunny on Saturday, which is quite nice for our quick stroll.

The root tree of the graft broke through, so this tree and white and pink flowers, both of which were pretty.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

The cherry blossoms are from Thursday, when we walked down to the wharf district. The rest of the flowers are from Sunday, and our visit to the WV Botanic Garden.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n (with Bonus Clouds!)

Here are some flowers we saw on our Saturday wander through multiple places in the state.

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Plus! Bonus Dramatic Clouds!

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Not many pretty wildflowers out right now, but I found a few yesterday hiking at New River Gorge.

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OK, not flowers, but I still found them pretty.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Flower: Blackwater Falls & Canaan Edition

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n: State Forests Edition

Well, state parks and state forests, but since the state park was technically in a forest, we’ll just let it go.

Pictures are from Stonewall Resort and Coopers Rock.

The rhododendron are in bloom!

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Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum)

Are you a mushroom? No! I’m a fun-gi!

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And here’s Stonewall Resort State Park

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Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

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Wild Bergamot / Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

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Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Day Lilies!

I love day lilies. Over the years I have picked up several different cultivars, so when they bloom, the front of my house is gorgeous. (The nicest thing about day lilies is that unlike regular lilies, they don’t have a scent. (I cannot stand the scent of regular lilies.))

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Bonus: Balloon flower

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n: WV Botanic Gardens

After several weekends of somewhat strenuous hiking, we decided we needed a nice, relaxing walk today, and so went to the WV Botanic Garden.

There are trails through the area, which are fairly flat and fairly even, including gravel paths that should be easy for strollers etc.

Although temperatures were a little warmer than I would prefer, it was a lovely stroll. We got there before the gate to the lower parking area opened, so there was hardly anyone there, and it was calm and quiet and peaceful.

A lovely walk.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Wildflowers!

Some of the flowers we saw on our hike at Watters Smith Memorial Park

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Bluets (Houstonia caerulea)

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Star Chickweed (Stellaria pubera) ?

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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Flower Pr0n: BONUS Flowers!

These are what I found when as I wandered around my yard this morning. (I have a small yard, so it wasn’t a very long wander.)

Tulip!

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Bluebells!

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Rhododendron!

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Sunday Flower Pr0n

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