Finding Something You Love With Every Season Change We just started into another autumn season and although I am a summertime girl, there are many things I embrace about fall. After all, there’s something extra special about living in the state of West Virginia and a reminder of that is this time of year. We have the beautiful scenery so many only experience through a portrait—these images are real and they are actually in our own backyards! The changing leaves and the mountaintop landscapes - we can lay out a blanket on the ground and look up in amazement and see the beauty right before our eyes. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Even raking the fallen leaves can turn into fun by jumping into piles of them and rolling around a few times, or maybe by building a scarecrow. Warm sweaters, cool evening bonfires, going to the ballgames and sipping hot chocolate when the chill of the late evening sets in are some awesome things that come with the change of every season. These are just a few that standout for me. It won’t be long before the children will be carving pumpkins and walking up and down the streets in their Halloween costumes. This is only the beginning of a busy upcoming holiday season as Thanksgiving rapidly approaches. It’s exciting, and this is an excellent time of year for catching up with our families. Once the leaves have fallen and the spectacular colors have gone, we will welcome Old Man Winter, finding the positive attributes it, too, holds. Should you have the opportunity to travel over the next couple weeks, even if it’s taking a day for a long drive, take advantage of our state’s parks, trails and scenery. Southern West Virginia has mountaintops so high the hillside could blend right in with a rainbow. There are some magnificent views right here underneath your nose.