I just recently entered my photo Teter’s Barn in a Art contest. The winner gets their artwork displayed on a billboard in L.A.


I entered the billboard contest yesterday evening. I currently need 248 more votes on my image Teter’s Barn, to be in the finals. The contest ends at the end of July. My image Teter’s Barn is a local barn in my area owned by the Teter family. The farm was once a Sod Farm called Misty Valley Sod Farm. I grew up on a farm ” Crooked Creek Stable’s” that nieghbored the Teter’s farm. So if you wish to vote for my image please do so by clicking the link above. I would greatly appreciate all the votes to help my image earn a spot on one of L.A. billboards. Thank you all so much!


Boiling Emotion’s

When I go month’s,day’s, week’s without no release.

The ink dried up, and withered away.

The breeze blew, and the paper took flight into the night.

There was no click-clack of the keyboard.

No blinding backlight searing my sight.

The emotion’s biulding, and keep on building.

Splashing at the surface,




Boiling over.

Until it’s pouring, and spilling.

I just can’t fight the urge to write.

It’s simply not a choice, I have not much say in the matter.


Written by: Jamie Whorton©

While others see weeds, I see wishes

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I recently posted these Dandy lion photo’s on an amateur photography sight, and one of the comments was ” ok weeds” and I laughed at the comment. Like they were saying big deal weeds. And this sparked the thought “while others see weeds, I see wishes”. The ability to find the beauty in all things no matter how small has a profound impact. Life’s all about perspective.

PawPaw Tunnel along the C&O canal

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The PawPaw Tunnel is a Canal tunnel that’s part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, or (C&O canal). The tunnel began construction in 1836 and was completed in 1850. The canal was used to bypass six miles of horseshoe shaped bends in the Potomac River. It closed down in 1924 when the railway took over as the main transportation of goods. Before the railways they used  mules and barges to transport goods along the C&O canal. Lock keepers lived in Lockhouses along the canal, and would fill and empty locks for the barges to pass through. The C&O Canal is an interesting piece of Western Maryland/West Virginia history.

Fun Fact: The Town of PawPaw West Virginia was named for the PawPaw tree, which grows in the area.