June 30, 2015

Randomosity: West Virginia



The Good: Although long considered a nuisance, milkweed has turned out to be an important plant because it plays an important role in the lives of butterflies. It's a tall plant so gardeners usually grow it at the back of a natural-looking garden.  

The Random: Below we have a typical West Virginia scene. If you like farm scenes like this, check out The Barn Collective.

The Fun: This boat launch area on the New River offers pretty views. Unfortunately for my picture, no boaters or fishermen were in sight, probably because the weather forecast said that a storm was on the way. It was, but it didn't reach us until dinner time.



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenery! I love the butterfly.

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  2. Pretty shot of the milkweed and butterfly. I love the views of the river, very pretty scenes. Have a happy day!

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  3. I don't pull up milkweed in my yard like I used to. Happy to have it for the butterflies where ever it wants to turn up.

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  4. Your typical West Virginian scenery is pretty special Linda. Thank goodness they realised the milkweed importance to butterflies before it was too late!

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  5. Your typical West Virginian scenery is pretty special Linda. Thank goodness they realised the milkweed importance to butterflies before it was too late!

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  6. Great shots! We went canoeing recently and got caught in a storm the last few minutes of our trip. We were paddling like crazy trying to beat it!

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  7. Lovely scenes! I really like that last photo.

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  8. Great to see some milkweed that hasn't been killer by Roundup! Such beautiful countryside. Thanks Linda for linking up this week. I hope to see you again. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  9. I came for the Barn Collective, but really enjoyed it all...and I have not even clicked to expand yet...hoping they do expand.

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  10. Beautiful shots. Milkweed's critical for butterflies, so the more that's around, the better.

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  11. love your farming valley with the rugged mtns in the background. my kind of scenery.

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  12. Pretty milkweed and butterfly. Lovely scenes of the river and countryside.

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