Friday, August 28, 2009

Travel Log : Day 2 - West Virginia



I took quite a few photos on our drive through West Virginia Thursday so I will just let them tell of our adventure.







Believe it or not the following pictures are of West Virginia's wild flowers! They are the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen!! If anyone knows the name of these flowers, please do share it!




Sniff, sniff


So vibrant





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13 comments:

Grace said...

Looks like zinnias to me.
Didn't know they were a "wild" flower though - I plant them in my garden. Beautiful. Happy Travels to you.

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Well there are definitely lots of cosmos. And maybe zinnias? The girls seem to be loving the moss. So do I!

iamthebow said...

the flowers in your photos are zinnias, aren't they gorgeous? they are my littlest daughter's favorite flowers, we just cut a bunch for her birthday the exact same colors!
enjoy your travels, be safe and keep taking pictures!

Joy said...

I'm not sure what route you're taking, but Tamarack on i-77 is one of my favorite stops through WV. Wonderful crafts and artistry there. The wildflowers are beautiful and it looks like your girls are thoroughly enjoying them. :) We have similar wildflowers all along the highways here in NC, but I'm not sure what they are either. Enjoy the rest of your journey.

Pampered Mom said...

Love the sniffing picture, reminds me of my 20mo old daughter. She's always happiest when her fists are full of flowers.

Mona said...

yup: zinnias - I just ordered seeds for next summer. Would simply LOVE to live a place where they grow in the wild!

Anonymous said...

Those are zinnias and cosmos. Zinnias are the ones for which you have the caption "so vibrant." Cosmos are the other flowers you have there with the West Virginia book. They are both easy-to-grow garden flowers. If these were along the side of a highway, it's possible they were put there through a seeding program by the highway department. Not sure if they do that in West Virginia, but they do that with native wildflowers in my home state.

I love your blog!

*erin* said...

I love your blog. I adore the bonnets you make your lil girl!!! You are an inspiration!!! The first time I saw your blog I got off line and got out my sewing machine:) I'm serious!!!

patty-jean said...

:: Lovely :: Absolutely lovely - I di not know zinnias and cosmos grew wild! I wuld have a field of those!

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Thank you everyone for your sweetness and help! Zinnias and cosmos... I must remember this! I will have to plant some in Oregon (if it's possible). I took a picture (but it didn't come out) of the sign by the flowers explaining they were WV wildflowers, I would not have believed it if I had not seen that sign! I love that they are my favorite colors too!!
Thank you again, we are having a blast!

The Magic Onions said...

WOW!!!! So stunning! And that moss... how enchanting!
I think I know that, in the last photo, the pink flower on the left, is cosmos... them come in pinky pink, a brighter pink and white... aren't they just stunning flowers? And I think the others are Zinnias... what an experience for you guys!
Thank you so much for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.

Shanda said...

Love your blog. Being from WV, I am familiar with its native flowers and neither zinnias nor cosmos are native here but they are used extensively in the road plantings. Some species in the Zinnia family are native to the southwest United States down into Mexico and Central America. Some species of Cosmos are native to several of the southern U.S. states such as Florida and Arizona. They are not invasive however like many non-natives and provide a valuable source of late fall nectar to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. I think that the reason many states use them in their road plantings is they are very reliable, low maintenance, and drought resistant. Hope that helps.

hillary said...

zinnias...wanted to post (just found out today at the farmer's market as a farmer/friend randomly mentioned).
zinnias are used in memory of an absent friend. i thought how fitting that was that you were so connected to their beauty during your move. made me think of you, friend.

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