Springtime in the Mountains

by Lori, @lorisizemore on 04.24.2017

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Welcome to my stop on the Highway Cafe Spring Tour!

Spring is hands down my favorite time of year. I live in rural West Virginia, in the US, and Spring is incredibly, blissfully green. Even the sunlight seems to reflect the greenness of the grass and budding leaves giving the air a refreshing quality.

I wanted to share a picture of typical West Virginia beauty. We get a bad rep in the media, but I won’t go into that. What we do have in spades is mountains, trees, flowers, creeks, and rivers.

This isn’t my view but it’s pretty damn close to what I see driving from my house to town on any given day. (Click either the picture above or the one to the left to get a full size view.)

I love my mountain home, but never more than in the Spring.

More about my novel, Infamous

Justine Montgomery, daughter of a divorced beauty queen and TV magnate, is a tabloid disaster after her infamous sex tape. She’s so desperate to help save her family’s home she turns to her deal-making dad. Can she prove to him she’s cut out for a career in television or will she lose it all?

Sawyer has his own past and a successful career is his only goal. Seeing Justine fail would mean the promotion of a lifetime, but things get complicated when he develops feelings for her. Suddenly, the lines between work, life, sex, and love are blurry.

They will have to overcome the bitterness of a rejected ex, the controlling actions of her father, and the half-truths they’re telling one another to forge a lasting partnership both on the job and off the clock.

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You can check out the home page of the Spring Tour here. My book, Infamous, along with several others can be won by visiting that page. Mention that you spotted the Easter eggs on my site (you’ll have to look for them) in the comments there.

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I said you’d have to look for them. I never said you’d have to look hard. ;-)


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Darlene April 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm EDT

What a lovely Virginia view, Lori!

Nancy Fraser April 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm EDT

Beautiful scenery!

Gini Rifkin April 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm EDT

Gorgeous scenery. Very dreamy and romantic. I can see how it would inspire your writing.
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Lori, @lorisizemore
April 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm EDT

Thank you so much, ladies. It is an inspiring view and it’s everywhere. I always say I never managed to escape the mountains, but the truth is I’m not sure I’d ever want to.

CB Clark April 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm EDT

Spring is a lovely time of year. Your pictures are beautiful. Good luck with your Blog Hop.

Tena Stetler April 25, 2017 at 11:11 am EDT

Beautiful scenery, inspiring!. I too live near the mountains (Rocky Mountains in Colorado) and there is no better place to be. Pikes Peak is right out my front window each morning and I love it. Best of luck with Infamous!

Holland Rae April 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm EDT

That is truly beautiful – you are lucky indeed! Also, the illustration on your site is breathtaking!
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Linda Carroll-Bradd April 26, 2017 at 3:21 pm EDT

Nature is always inspiring and your little piece is beautiful.

SorchiaD DuBois April 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm EDT

Beautiful and inspiring. Best of luck with Infamous.

M. S. Spencer April 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm EDT

I LOVE West Virginia. Living in Virginia we would escape there–lots of wonderful visits, including to Tygart Lake and the town whose name I forget where Mother’s Day was born. A beautiful beautiful state. M. S.

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm EDT

Thanks so much. It’s by Full Moon Graphics. I instantly fell in love with it.

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 27, 2017 at 2:56 pm EDT

So glad you enjoyed your visits here. I also enjoy visiting Virginia. It’s a beautiful state as well.

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm EDT

Thanks, CB. I didn’t take the picture. Just searched WV on pixabay.com. But that’s very representative of where I live.

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm EDT

Thanks, Tena. I’ve never been fortunate enough to visit the Rocky Mountains. Hope to someday.

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm EDT

Thanks so much, Linda!

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm EDT

Thanks so much, Sorchia!

Hywela Lyn April 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm EDT

Hi Lori, I’m trying to visit all the blogs in the hop before the posts disappear! What a beautiful scene – I love mountains and lakes – that picture reminds me of West Wales where I lived most of my life! Thanks for sharing.

Lori, @lorisizemore
April 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm EDT

West Wales? That’s amazing that two places so far apart can look similar. Thanks for stopping by, Hywela!

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