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Guest 03-Aug-2013 18:16
Good afternoon: I just saw a beautiful yellow butterfly on my butterfly bush. How lovely! I punched in "WV Butterflies" and eventually I got your website and had it identified as a Yellow Swallowtail. All that I needed and more! You have wonderful photos are tremendously talented. Thank you, Don from Martinsburg.
Guest 22-May-2011 22:48
Thank you for these pictures, I took a picture of a flower this spring and didn't know what it was or where to find information. Thank you that I found it on your site.
Guest of Donna 06-Feb-2010 14:01
I was researching WV info and to my surprise, found your photo gallery! What a find...What a delight! Your photography is amazing and highlights beautifully WV's finest treasures, our nature around us! I hope you continue your share your passion because it allows your viewers to feel the passion too! Thank you so very much. Your determined effort is blessing hearts and minds as we view these beautiful photos over and over again.
larose forest photos03-Sep-2009 18:17
Hi Donna. Just discovered you collection of fabulous galleries. Wow! Lots of photos to look at. It will take a long time to go through them, but the ones I've seen so far are wonderful. Thank you for sharing! Cheers, Christine
Guest 17-Aug-2009 05:08
Hi Donna,
Enjoyed browsing your site. Nice shots with an excellent variety.
Keep up the good work.
Donna Race20-Dec-2008 16:57
Thanks so much Ralph...I really needed that at this dreary time of year!
ralph mcneely 20-Dec-2008 01:00
donna,, just found your site... you do very good work,,, i do the same thing here in logan county.. i keep the musium here in flower photos and their functions,, civil war reenactments.... doing this has kept me sane after my wife passed away,, she loved flowers but never could grow any so i do it for her and it helps me cope... but anyway.. very very nice photos... enjoyed it....
Derick Jordan 07-Jul-2008 06:55
Hi Donna.
Just bookmarked your site. A great place to come back to over and over again, relax with a drink, and just browse for a while. Looking into the incredible galleries is a great way to relax and refresh.
Margot W03-Jan-2008 22:27
I am so glad I found your galleries. Also a big thanks for the info on how to make CirKals. I haven't even begun to look into all the other lovely galleries you share with us.
Lots of interesting hours ahead of me to spend here.
Guest 16-Jun-2007 11:27
Awesome photo gallery.
Guest 24-Mar-2007 18:31
Nice Gallery
Donna Race30-Aug-2006 23:38
Thanks so much Kathy for looking and your kind comments. I wish you had left an email address so I could contact you. This is a very small world, I lived in Stuart, FL for over 35 yes, I understand exactly what you mean!
kathy 30-Aug-2006 23:05

It was so nice to see your beautiful galleries of W.VA. I am from Princeton, W.Va. My favorite time is fall in the W.Va. mountains. My beautiful daughter loved the majestic finery the mountains offered in fall. She passed away at the age of 23 with cancer. 5 years have passed since she was here to enjoy the scenery. I always think of her when I see them. Thanks for helping pass a rainy, windy gloomy day in FL (Vero Beach, we are experiencing Ernesto right now) in a better state of mind. She would have loved your work.
Jeffrey 16-Jul-2006 06:29
This is very interesting site...
Marie 12-Jul-2006 02:58
Keep up the good work
Ashley Hockenberry01-Jun-2006 21:42
Thanks for your visit. Yes, I got a new camera (Canon 30D)and a new lens: Sigma 150
so now I have no excuses for not producing excellent images. My butterfly shots are mostly at Conservatories in Niagara Falls and Cambridge. Since Summer is so short here and we have limited species of butterflies, I find this is a good way to do it.

By the way, can I ask which Photoshop you use? Elements Photoshop CS?

Guest 09-Apr-2006 03:45
Donna - Really enjoy your photos - love the flowers and animals
Carla 24-Mar-2006 03:13
Just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your pictures. I was searching the net trying to figure out what the strange birds in my backyard were and thanks to your photos of the Towhees I now know!
Ashley Hockenberry21-Mar-2006 15:19

I came back to visit and was not disappointed !! keep up the excellent work

Ashley Hockenberry
Guest 15-Jan-2006 03:19
Hi Donna, An interesting gallery to brouse. You have great shots of flora and fauna. Although I have the same birds here in New England I have seen only 2 or three of your wild flowers.
Great photos !!! jack
Carol Mattingly 29-Dec-2005 01:10
Hi Donna, any suggestions for photographing West Virginia in January and February. I'm wanting to take some winter photos with snow. Don't know much about your state, but plan on taking some weekend trips. Thanks for any help. Carol
Donna Race24-Dec-2005 01:54
Hi Dennis, I am not the same Donna Race as the artist who designs cross stitch patterns. Thanks for the inquiry (and the compliment).
Dennis Stafford 23-Dec-2005 19:46
Hello Donna -
My mother-in-law has a georgeous cross stitch pattern by Dimensions Gold that indicates you are the artist. It is a beautiful piece showing Santa on a 12-cent postage stamp. She is wondering what the age is of the postage stamp. I am thinking that it was not ever really a postage stamp, rather simply a creation of your imagination (and a wonderful one at that). Am I correct, or is this really from a US Postage stamp, and if so what year??
Renee Lockett17-Nov-2005 14:09
Donna, your galleries are spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!! :)
Joan Soles 01-Nov-2005 18:24
Your pictures are gorgeous. I especially love the butterflies and deer!
Guest 03-Sep-2005 01:14
Nice shots
Belinda Lovins 21-Apr-2005 04:28
Hello, My daughter has been working on a Spring Flower Book for her Science class. Your website has been a blessing. I've been able to look up most of her scientific names, and common names. Out of all the sites I have looked at yours has been far better, most don't have pictures, only a paragraph of the flower. Please keep up the good work on your pictures, I'm sure some other students will need it. By the way, we live in WV, and I seen alot of pictures from WV. Thanks again, Bee
Donna Race04-Jan-2005 18:01
Thank you have no idea how much this comment means to me.

BTW, our feeders are less than a foot from the windows more crashes, just occasional harmless bumps. :)
Karen Stuebing04-Jan-2005 00:22
Thanks, Donna, for all these wonderful images from WV and all the work you've done identifying the different species.

They are all works of art.

Btw, I read an article Sunday in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph about bird crashing into glass windows. Aside from destruction of habitat, it is the second cause of death for them. They were talking about tall office buildings with glass windows.

I know you mentioned you had this problem.

The only hint they had for local people that wouldn't interfere with photography was to hang the bird feeders either 3 feet away, too close to do damage, or 30 feet away, the bird will probably realize it's a reflection.
Mattana07-May-2004 18:24
Your flower galleries are great. I just have to come back. Thanks for sharing.
Donna Race26-Apr-2004 19:19
Gracias Francisco!
Guest 26-Apr-2004 17:38
Interesantes fotos
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
Donna Race10-Apr-2004 01:48
Why thank you so much Ted! I simply love this camera!!! My first was a Dimage V, absolutely no comparison, although it was remarkable when it first appeared.
Ted Levin10-Apr-2004 01:07
YOu are doing a great job with the C2100. That was my first real digital camera. I love that camera. I was taking photos of Life in NYC after 9/11 with that camera. I was going to take off of work on 9/11 to take my new camera to take photos at the WTC> I decided to go to work instead
Donna Race16-Mar-2004 23:15
Thanks Jeff! It's a fun hobby, isn't it?
Jeff Cochran16-Mar-2004 19:14
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Guest 10-Sep-2003 20:36
Found your pics when you did a new post today. I knew you couldn't live to far from my home. I have alot of the same critters running around my yard. Really enjoyed 'for Karen'.
Thanks for sharing'
Mary Swisher 08-Aug-2003 12:04
Donna,the pictures are excellent, you should get a calendar together!!