Acid mine drainage scenery of the North Fork of the Blackwater River in Tucker County, West Virginia.

Tucker County, West Virginia.

Among Tim Kiser's albums



  • I interviewed a carny and asked her to talk about what was happening here and she said "Well, we're gettin' all our balls hung up to get ready to give to the ringtossers."

    "Ringtossers at bottles. The ones that get a ring around a bottle, we'll give a ball to," she clarified. "They have to pay if they want to toss the rings. It costs $5 for twelve tries." ----------------------- In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May…

  • Dogwood-and-dumpster scene of a mountain town plus 3 utility poles with pole-mounted transformers and wooden siding.

    I know it's lazy to like something so common, but. ----------------------- In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Panther Lane. ----------------------- Library of Congress classification ideas:…

  • A carnival is installed downtown.

    Unwadded white tarpaulins of dirt become "walls" of an outdoor "hallway" as workmen haul their amusements out into the streets. Retarded by sandbarrels will falling-objects injuries be. ----------------------- In downtown Parsons, West Virginia, on May…


  • The Tucker County Courthouse!, classic historic smalltown county courthouse, with clocktower and ferris wheel.

    To enjoy this you have to set aside your natural suspicions of local governments in the rural areas of the U.S., riddled as they are with corrupt good-old-boys' networks and lawless cops, etc. Just think about the architecture. ----------------------- I…

  • Okay okay okay okay!

    According to a quick tour of the worldwide web I undertook just now, "OK" was a ~1950s-1960s marketing idea pertaining to used Chevrolet autos. ----------------------- In Parsons, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, at "Performance Chevrolet," a/k/a "Perfo…

  • Acid mine drainage scenery of the North Fork of the Blackwater River in Tucker County, West Virginia.

    Everybody mail me bottles of your tears, and I will bring them here and pour them into the water. It's the only thing that will change the rocks back to their normal color. ----------------------- In Douglas, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, the North F…


  • Sending coal mine runoff into the watercourses of a countryside.

    The water is clear, see?, it's only the rocks that are orange. So cheer up. ----------------------- In Coketon, West Virginia, on May 6th, 2015, a tributary of the North Fork Blackwater River. ----------------------- Library of Congress classification…

  • "Days at Red Creek," I sighed and said as I took pictures.

    "This is about sentimental emotions and fishing," I continued as I moved my camera to and from my eye. ----------------------- In Tucker County, West Virginia, east of Laneville, on May 7th, 2015, Red Creek as viewed from the south side of Laneville Roa…

  • Footpath through delicious blueberries and/or huckleberries.

    Until the late 19th century this was a forest of spectacularly huge red spruce and eastern hemlock trees, sitting atop seven to nine feet of humus!, but oh well. "Barrens" are special too, I guess — especially if you're a huckleberry or a snake or a rock!…


  • Grows with difficulty, diagonally misshapen windblown serviceberry.

    Later in the year a person will spend an entire weekend collecting serviceberries and baking a serviceberry pie. ----------------------- In Tucker County, West Virginia, on May 7th, 2015, along the Bear Rocks Trail (Trail 522) in the Dolly Sods Wilderne…

  • A picture of the official WILDERNESS VISITORS' ETHOS of take only pictures leave only footprints.

    For 30 to 45 seconds I pushed my shoes more and more deeply into the mud, my grin slowly widening all the while. ----------------------- In Tucker County, West Virginia, on May 7th, 2015, on the Bear Rocks Trail (Trail 522) in the Dolly Sods Wilderness…

  • Hiking trail through this heathland/these heathlands of the Dolly Sods Wilderness.

    1) This is a "heathlands" because late-19th-century clearcutting led to wildfires that burned away the topsoil. 2) This is a "hiking trail" because floodwater scours away the shrubby plants as it barrels down the hillside unimpeded. 3) This is a "wilderne…