Get a head start on leaf peeping by checking out west virginia's amazing dolly sods wilderness. this is one of my favorite places! the amazing, breathtaking color of dolly sods -- the heather and the blueberry bushes already peak in mid-september!
It's rare for us to find a part of west virginia we haven't been to - but this whole trip was just that. add in, it had a spot that i can remember reading about in school, and that's going to be good for us.
trout pond was the answer to a question on the west virginia history exams - "what is the only natural lake in west virginia?" - and i can remember photos of it in the fall from long-ago copies of "wonderful west virginia" magazine.
as noted on friday, it also is a welcome guest appearance from @seedssuretogrow if you haven't checked out her work, take the time, i promise it's worth it. full write up in the link in my bio, hope y'all enjoy it.
have a great rest of your week.
Downtown charleston is seeing a resurgence of sorts lately. this picture was taken in elk city in the heart of the west side. it is home to locally owned businesses such as kinship goods, elk city records, gonzoburger, bullytrap barbershop, and more. despite all of this growth, many of the buildings in the area remain empty. however, the expansion of this part of the city thus far shows no signs of stopping!