Monday, July 31, 2017

West Virginia Summertime

Summer has been beautifully mild so far in the higher elevations of West Virginia. I can honestly say I have yet to be "miserably hot" this year - a fact for which I am very grateful.

Our lush green mountains have been quite exceptional thus far, too, and I've been doing my best to enjoy them to the fullest. Below is a collection of photos that really haven't fallen easily into any one post I've written this summer.

Home is a beautiful place.

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So many bikers for the Ride at 5 during the mountain bike festival
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Peak mountain laurel bloom!
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Run What Ya Brung mountain bike trials; appears easy but in reality is SO hard
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It's kind of like a highly complicated trail/obstacle course in a horse show
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Down downs following our bike hash; Sue organized the festival so
she was given waayyyy too much alcohol to down down - she shared haha
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Dad's flowers; always magnificent.
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Sunset drama from our front porch
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Sunbeams and high grass
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Red Canada lily
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I've been busy with my growing photography business this summer....
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Shooting this wedding was a blast and I was so happy to be able to be a part of this for my friends
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And to date, the photos from this wedding are some of my favorites I've taken
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It helps when you have wonderful subjects
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Especially when they're too cute for words!
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 Hi, I'm Kenai and I'm here to party.
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No big deal, just my morning commute vista.
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North end of Canaan Valley
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My strategically planted 4th of July flowers and a damn good beer on the 4th.
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Always love these flowers in my dad's yard. The hummingbirds enjoy them, too!
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More random wildflowers in our neighborhood
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More photography, this time an engagement shoot! This couple lives more remotely than
me and I tried to incorporate a more "rustic" feel to their shoot.
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This old cabin and the afternoon light was fun to play with. I dub this photo, West Virginia Gothic.
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Peak rhododendron bloom training rides with Dan.
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Dolly Sods hiking with my best guy who's moving better than ever these days!
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Seriously, how could you not love this state?!
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Evening mountain bike rides with 3 national champions lead to shenanigans
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Butterfly weed at sunset
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More Canaan Valley vistas from this last weekend
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Didn't even edit these...they're straight out of camera...whereby camera is my cell phone this go around!
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Open understories flush with hay scented ferns are my favorites this time of year

24 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous shots. You make me want to visit.

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    1. Come do an east coast circuit and visit All The Bloggers!

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  2. love your pics <3 hope you guys have a great upcoming weekend!!

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    1. Thanks, lady! Hopin' mild weather holds to help us through. Crossing the crossables!

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  3. one word... WOW!! West Va looks stunning, and your photography is amazing. Jaw dropping! -Kelly @ HunkyHanoverian.com

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    1. It's almost heaven after all... Thanks!

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  4. 😍😍😍 I want to come.live with you, kay?

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  5. These are all great! Love the WVa Gothic.

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  6. WV is a gorgeous state in general but I think your backyard/front yard is heaven on earth. If it didn't get so cold and snowy I'd be there!!!

    Good luck at RBTR!! I'll be thinking of you and Stan. I'm sure you'll do great and have a blast doing it.

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    1. Thanks, lady. And you know, with climate change we are less cold and snowy every year haha.

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  7. I love your photography. WV is on a list of a place I'd love to see and your photos make me want to come for sure. Your wedding photos are lovely.

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    1. Thank you! And holler if you do ever plan a trip this way. Love to meet you/offer a place to crash.

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  8. Busy busy, but it seems like the good kind (: Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures too, it's a nice mental cathartic escape the daily grind haha

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    1. Always busy! And you're welcome, I'm glad it was a nice little mental escape =)

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