Monday, October 20, 2008

Welcome to West Virginia












MY WORLD MEETS RUBY TUESDAY

Today is the launch of a new meme hosted by the same wonderful folks who bring you Sky Watch Friday. This new meme is for everyone who has a photoblog! With it you become a virtual tourist guide, showing all of us your part of the world: your celebrations, your landmarks, your home and neighborhood - your world! Since it also falls on Tuesday I will be combining a Ruby Tuesday post today where participants post a little bit of red or a lot of red.

So - here goes!
What better way to welcome you to my part of the world than by beginning at a West Virginia Welcome Center. This one is on the state line between my home state of West Virginia and the adjoining state of Ohio. When I took this photos one minute the sky was bright and the next it was cloudy.
This weathervane atop the center is the outline of the state of West Virginia. Not many straight lines here folks. We definitely have distinctive boundary lines! Wild and Wonderful West Virginia will be the focus of my My World posts in the weeks to come.
Today I'll start in my own neighborhood. This is a photo of a neighbor's beautiful red wagon decorated for the Halloween season. Regular readers might recognize it from a July post when it was decorated in red, white, and blue.

I hope you've enjoyed my little part of the world today. My virtual vacation of sights and scenes from around the world is waiting. Some of them will be of things red! If you'd like to tag along be sure to click the badges at the top of my post.

61 comments:

Louise said...

Your world looks nice. It will be fun to see more.

Judi~Gmj said...

Wonderful!! I am so glad you are back doing the double dip. Now I feel like I can do it too!
fun stuff, and now I have to go find something red that has to do with Halloween. Happy RT and MW. :)

kjpweb said...

Oh that is neat! It looks like a very peaceful neighborhood!
Looking forward to see more!
Cheers, Klaus

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I did enjoy it I esp like the red wagon for RT it just POPS

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I look forward to hearing more about West Virginia, Carletta! I think WV must be one of the most beautiful of all the states!

Pernille said...

Thats neat! It will be fun to see more of your world:)

juliana said...

well, west virginia through your eyes is a very pretty place :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Carletta
Great to see you on My World and I of course look forward to seing more from you.

ewok1993 said...

yes, i would love to see more, so i am tuning in next week too.

Rose said...

As always, I did enjoy my visit. I LOVE that red wagon.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: My friend, I'm so happy you are aboard and showing us your wild and wonderful West Virginia.

Denise BC said...

Hi, Carletta
I liked a lot of information and images on their world, great start in the new meme.
hugs from Brazil

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful world, Carletta...and -what a treat to hear our sweet John Denver again!!

Wow! I can't keep up with all the photo memes...

I guess I'll let this new one go for now!

Junie

Texas Travelers said...

I enjoyed the West Virginia post and great photos. I look forward to more.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha
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Jeanne said...

Love that wagon shot and look forward to seeing more from your corner of the country.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your tour and showing us around. It would be wonderful if you can show us more in the next weeks.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love the little wagon! You knew I would, didn't you?
I can't wait to see more of my home state from your eyes!

Hildegarde said...

West-Virginia : I have a small map of the US now on my desk and now I am checking where exactly every state is situated. It's a map from the newspaper, an election barometer, blue : obama, red=McCain, yellow=undecided. West-Virginia is yellow. Thanks for sharing your world in photos.

Dr.John said...

What a nice tour of your world.

piedmontperspective said...

Wonderful photos, Carletta! West Virginia is such a beautiful state and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your world.

Felisol said...

I sure like your part of the world, the red wagon, not to speak of the music!
From Felisol

John said...

Thanks Carletta for showing us your part of the world.

babooshka said...

Wow, so much in one post all slotted together perfectly wih a little insight into your world.

George Townboy said...

Your World is inviting and awe-inspiring!

You are a master at combining themes.

Migs CFL fan said...

Great world pics, I especially love the last one. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

Yen said...

Looks nice!~Cute red wagon for RT!~My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Happy RT!~

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful World. Nice colors.

Patti said...

Nice photos of your neck of the woods, Carletta.

An although I'm not a regular visitor, I do remember that wagon!

leslie said...

Hi Carletta! I'm also a retired school teacher - love that red wagon! This is going to be a fun meme! :D

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice wagon picture for Ruby Tuesday!

And your neck of the woods is certainly inviting.

Ralph said...

Almost heaven, indeed! I only have a bit of WV familiarity in the slim panhandle from Wheeling to Weirton. Someday, I'll explore a closer view into the interior of the 24th state.

The wagon is most classic in red!

Carver said...

Great way to combine the two memes and beautiful shots.

Arija said...

More, more, you hear me cry!

Mary said...

I love that weather vane! What a super way to combine Ruby Tuesday and My World. It looks like a lovely world to live in. Look forward to coming back.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Nice photo...

Here's mine!
Boo!

and

Pretty Scary huh? up!

Happy RT!

Becky and Gary said...

I like your world Carletta. We've traveled through W.Va many times, and love the scenery!. I especially like that red wagon.
Happy RT.

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great informative post thank you

Raven said...

Nifty red wagon. West Virginia really does have an interesting and wiggly borderline. That cloud formation in the second photo made me think of an I-Ching coin. I wonder if any of the memes that meet will start dating, marry and have little memes. Would those bee meme-ettes? Sorry. I'm in a silly mood.

Rural Writer said...

Almost heaven, West Virginia! I enjoyed your post, being a native of WV myself, but having been long away. I'll be looking forward to seeing more.

arlene said...

happy RT!

My world in my blog will be up soon!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I love that weathervane. What a neat idea to have one in the shape of your state.

Greyscale Territory said...

A lovely part of the world! You present it so beautifully!

quilly said...

Perfect music choice! You know, whether you've posted it or not, I find myself humming that song often after visiting your blog!

me ann my camera said...

Thanks for the beginning of what will be an interesting tour of your state as the weeks continue.
ann

Neal said...

You have a nice world. Sorry I haven't got to comment a lot but I've not been on the computer a lot and am heading to TN today to visit my brothers. Take care my friend.

Kerri said...

I LOVE how you put both memes together!

I was born and raised in WV - spent my first 19 years of life there...and that is where my parents still live. One of my most favorite states!!

Mar said...

That was a very clever combination of the two memes. Great shots as always!!

Gattina said...

I love the Halloween wagon, what a nice decoration !

the teach said...

Carletta, that's so great that new meme is great! My post is at my photo blog: My World

Robin said...

I love your neighbor's wagon - how great that they change the decorations seasonally. It must make the wagon a real emotional touchstone.

JC said...

Great combo shooting! Terrific! Nice to see you, again.

Grandma Faith said...

Gotta love the red wagon all decorated for Halloween!

Dianne said...

And you even have music from your part of the world playing!!

I do remember that red wagon :)

and it's still lovely

a really enjoyable post!

the teach said...

Also glad you might try the new meme, Sepia Scenes... :)

Janice Thomson said...

What a neat Halloween scene! Wonderful sky photos too Carletta.

Agring said...

What a nice place to visit someday. Thanks for sharing your world.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool. Thanks for sharing a little bit of West Virginia with us. :-)

MumbaiiteAnu said...

It's a beautiful world with red in it. I love the wagon.
Anyways, if there was no red, could the world be as beautiful?

Jientje said...

I remember that wagon!!
That's a very good idea combining both memes like that. I'd have to think of some way of joining next week too!
Sorry, I'm trying to catch up with my reading, I've missed quite afew post, but it has been a bit of a hectic week!

Jim said...

Hi Carletta, I like your red wagon! I guess this is a West Virginia special, I haven't seen any before?
Sorry I'm so late returning here, I think I will never catch up.
Thank you for visiting and for the nice RR comment on the GUM Dept Store.
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