Monday, August 09, 2010

Hemlocks, Windmills and the Purple Fiddle

Yesterday was time for a trip to the West Virginia Highlands including Cathedral State Park on Highway 50 that features super trails through a virgin hemlock forest with an understory of mountain laurel, ferns and mossy downed trees and a small stream.Very easy and level trails make for a short interesting walk.

Ines and I than traveled south along the Cheat River and crossed over to Thomas passing these Windmills The windmills are now in fair numbers around the highlands both west and east of Thomas and the Mt. Storm Power Plant. In Thomas we stopped at the Purple Fiddle cafe for home made ice cream. The Purple Fiddle is eclectic with a splash of blue grass and hippie. They feature a diverse lot of live music groups, One of those places you need to visit and decide for yourself if it's a fit for you.
I think I could have a ball photographing the performers at the cafe with wonderful backgrounds and energy.

Don Harper
at The Edge Photography

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